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1 room, 2 adults

Capital View, Washington

1.5-star1.5 stars
301 I Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States of America

City-center hostel within easy reach of Capital One Arena
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Ordinary amenities
Could use a good cleaning

Capital View, Washington

  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Mixed Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom (2 Bed Mixed Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Mixed Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Female Only Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Male Only Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed

What’s around Capital View, Washington


  • In Capitol Hill
  • Capital One Arena - 11 min walk
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 11 min walk
  • International Spy Museum - 13 min walk
  • United States Capitol - 18 min walk
  • National Mall - 22 min walk
  • National Museum of Natural History - 22 min walk
  • White House - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 13 min drive
  • Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) - 40 min drive
  • Washington Dulles Intl. Airport (IAD) - 36 min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) - 24 min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) - 29 min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) - 36 min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) - 49 min drive
  • Washington Union Station - 14 min walk
  • Alexandria Station - 12 min drive
  • New Carrollton Station - 13 min drive
  • Judiciary Square Station - 9 min walk
  • Gallery Place Chinatown Station - 11 min walk
  • 7th St. Convention Center Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time noon-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Capital View, Washington’s small print

Also known as

  • Capital View Hostel Washington
  • Capital View Hostel
  • Capital View Washington
  • Capital View Washington
  • Capital View Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Capital View Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Washington


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 25 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 67 per vehicle

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Capital View, Washington

  • Are pets allowed at Capital View?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Capital View?
    Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 67 per vehicle.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Capital View?
    You can check in from noon to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Capital View?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Alba Osteria (1-min walk), Ottoman Taverna (1-min walk), and Papa John's (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 54 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Fantastic value.
This was a new experience for me; I'd never stayed in a hostel before but decided to give it a shot as I was traveling on behalf of a not-for-profit and was being conscientious to not squander their budget. The average price for a room in this area in D.C. during my stay was around $300 per night, so for me be able to spend less than $200 for three nights in essentially a private room was pretty remarkable. The location can't be beat, everyone was really friendly, and their wi-fi was top notch (mission critical for me).
James, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
very nice! i recommend for everyone!
zhangqi, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Average hostel in good spot with lovely staff
Overall, I'm not sure I would stay at the Capital View again; it depends on what you would prioritise. The staff there are lovely and friendly, and easy to chat to. However there are no real formal social activities or ways to meet people. Whilst there are some common spaces, they are not necessarily the best for facilitating interaction or meeting people if that is what you want to do. The rooms were fine. I was in a 6 bed female dorm, and it was suitable. The windows were cracked, but the heating was decent, so it wasn't cold overnight although it did get chilly in the mornings. The beds were pretty ok, with duvets and clean covers each quest (which I liked!), and had power points and lights at each one. The lockers were good (BYO lock), but wouldn't fit a suitcase. The bathroom facilities were very average, with not all of the showers having hot water (a problem for Washington where it gets very cold!), but there were sufficient toilets and showers for the guests. The location is really the biggest plus about the hostel, located walking distance from all of the sights in town. This was really fantastic! It is also walking distance from Union Station and a number of bus services which is helpful.
au2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Never again
Worst Hostel I have ever stayed in. Hostel wasn't full yet my room one of 17 i think was full the whole 3 days with different people. I think they cram you in so the staff don't have to clean as much. Other hostels would spread people out. The bloke working there was rude and obnoxious.
Matt, gb3 night trip
Fair 4.0
No hot water
you! I went to take a shower there was zero hot water. I tried 3 showers upstairs. Then called the number and explained the problem. They interrupted me to tell me to use the one downstairs and as I tried to explain that there was a girl.coming out after my first shower and she as well had no hot water down stairs but instead of listening the lady just hung up on me and did nothing to fix the hot water. There was no hot water in the kitchen to wash dishes. No hot shower. The price was great but next time I'll spend the extra 5 or 10 to stay where I have hot water. No hot water and hanging up on me wasnt a solution. The girl that checked me in was super helpful but i only saw her once more for about 5 min while i was eating. I'm sorry to say I cant recommend this place based on my experience.
kimberly, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Friendly staff let me check-in early on Thursday and showed me to a place I could nap until room was ready. Meet nice immigrant young lady from Turkey who was my roommate for three nights. Cleanliness was average. Place needs some minor maintenance but it is older building. One issue was the second night when a mixed gender couple were lodged in my dorm which was supposed to be women only . I specifically booked women's dorm. Other issue, also second of three nights, was the furnace coming on and cooking all four of us in the room definitely not good. Overall a positive stay, slept well 2 of 3 nights and with its excellent, central location I would probably stay there again
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I had no problems here! Staff: great! There are plenty of bathrooms for guests, they have a terrace which overlooks part of the city, and I walked about a mile to get to the Smithsonian‘s.
Rebecca, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was pretty much what I expected cleanliness and location wise. A good place to crash if you're just looking for something close to the captiol and don't need anything too fancy.
Krystle, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
All Good
Close to everything. Bed was small but it worked!
patti, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
It worked for me!
Monique, us2 night romance trip

Capital View, Washington

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