We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Capitol City Hostel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
View Map
Add a photo
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]}}
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 34: English reviews
Start your review of Capitol City Hostel
 Click to rate
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This hostel is a house located on a nice neighborhood, very close to restaurants and at a walkable distance to the city's attractions. The accomodation is not good at all. The beds and building are old and not quite clean. The window's shades does not cover all the window so you won't be able to sleep a lot. The staff...

Thank RicardoBrasil88
Reviewed 4 July 2015

It cheaper than any other hostel in Washington so you can imagine what you'll get. It was better than I expected but still, if I ever go back to Washington I'd rather pay 40$ more and sleep in a real hostel. Breakfast is actually only coffee, parking is 5$ extra, the area is far from downtown (if you don't have...

Thank Flav3
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 May 2015

the management is super helpful and friendly. They gave us great suggestions and directions. The hostel is right by the bus stop which takes you directly into downtown to see the museums and monuments. Great big beds and good aircon. You get a discount if you share the bed with your loved one.

Thank 85Brei
Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I Stayed at the Capitol City Hostel for 3 nights, in may 2009. Though Bill was very kind and helpfull and met some nice people, if I knew then what I knew now, I woudn't stay here. First of all is quite far from the center. A long ride in the H2 from downtown, or a 20 min walk to...

1Thank PedroGreen76
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 24 February 2015

We spent two nights here and that was enough. The neighborhood is pretty bad, we felt very unsafe even during daytime. The common area and the dorm rooms were not clean, the bathroom was even worse. All in all not a good experience, though it was pretty cheap. In the end you get what you pay for.

2Thank Simi R
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Despite what the other reviews say, my 2-night stay at this hostel was the worst I've ever had - and I'd say I stayed in about 25 hostels all over the world during my travels so far. Firstly, the neighbourhood is dodgy and it doesn't feel safe at all (the cornershop has a bullet-proof glass between counters and customers, just...

2Thank Jana K
Reviewed 12 July 2014

this hostel was cheap and a bed for the night (or three), but it was pretty dirty, difficult to find and far out from where you woud probably wanna be if visiting DC. The owner is lovely, and helpful, but the one thing that absolutely ruined it for us was a certain other 'guest' who had been essentially living at...

1Thank Lucy-Jane F
Capetown, South africa
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Thanks Bill. Great stay. Folks, bill is a caring, helpful and wonderful man. The hostel at first appears cramped and a little stuffy, but there is a garden area to suit in and is really quick to get to the museums and center. Good place to stay. Go well Stef

Thank Stef J
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Bill, the owner, makes the whole experience of getting to and from the hostel a breeze. Our flight was delayed by 8 hours and he was kind enough to stay up late to check us in and collect us from the metro. He's really helpful and friendly and always on hand to help. Th e hostel itself is comfortable with...

Thank Jodea P
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 April 2014

I spent 5 days at this hostel and I really enjoyed my time there. Bill is a really nice person and the bathrooms were cleaned really often. But its not like a normal hostel it's more like a house with lots of beds. But that mean not too much people around and a comfortable livingroom . There is just one...

Thank Timo S

5 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (5)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Room/Suite (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Washington DC hotels
DC Lofty
#12 of 40 in Washington DC
152 reviews
Mount Vernon Square
Capital View
Capital View
#13 of 40 in Washington DC
122 reviews
Duo Housing
#5 of 40 in Washington DC
237 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Independence House Bed and Break...
#15 of 36 in Washington DC
36 reviews
Downtown Washington Hostel
#4 of 40 in Washington DC
154 reviews
HI Washington DC Hostel
#1 of 40 in Washington DC
634 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


Additional Information about Capitol City Hostel

Address: 2411 Benning Rd NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4827
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Capitol City Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Capitol City Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Share a bed to save dough”
85Brei, 15 May 2015 | Read review
“I'd insist on the quiet side, not the road”
stefsa, 8 Jun 2014 | Read review
“This is a hostel, not hotel, no swimming pool, no fitness center, But a practical low price of $20 for travelers to find a place to stay, and meet wonderful people! So before you book hostel you should know your expectations, so you will not disappointed: A hostel can not provide 5 star hotel service! .”
qiuminj, 29 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Don't miss the pakistani at the corner! Chicken kebob, what a treat.”
620mikef, 31 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Check out all the rooms with Bill, to decide where you want to sleep. Don't order food from the kebab place next door- we were going to but saw a "imminent risk to health" sign in the front window... ew.”
BonnieEJ, 4 Jul 2013 | Read review
5 of 5