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Capital View Reviews

301 i street NW, Washington DC, USA

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986 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Not breckfast include!


There are not enough bathrooms! Always waited for one no matter the time of day. Comparing this hostel to ones in Europe or even South America the price is high for what you get.

Owner Comment (Hide)
hey there, thank you for your review. We usually never into the issue as you described with the bathrooms, as there are 6 around the hostel always available - maybe you were just waiting for a specific one or two? We will monitor the situation, and add more if needed. We do agree with the price though! DC is very very pricey, and the lodging accommodations reflect that as well, as we have highest rent/sales tax/taxes in usa. thanks


The hostel was really conveniently located just a few blocks off Union Station and the Capitol. The rooms were spacious and clean, although our matresses were quite old and uncomfortable. The bathrooms were nice and clean, but not too numerous. The staff was friendly and helpful, but sometimes it was difficult to find somebody to answer your questions since there was just one person on duty and sometimes we could not find them for over an hour. Nevertheless, I would recommend this hostel!

  • 23rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Would help if there was some notice to say which door was the entrance. From the outside, appearance looked as if the hostel was closed. Also rearrange the dining table so that it doesn't block the TV area.

  • 20th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
hey there, thanks for your review and your input. The main door, as you walk up from the street is the entrance door, and is well visible from far away, as the check-in area is also visible from the outside when the blinds are open, during office hours. Also, the dining table is in the back of the living room, so slightly confused - is this about us or another hostel? thanks anyways!


The hostel is not bad but surely not worthing the price, even for Washington! Beds are REALLY old (please, do something about that!) so I didn't sleep well. Bathrooms were not clean and some staff members not really sympathic. Not a great atmosphere in the common areas because of the TV screen in the center of the room, so nobody was talking to each other. It's not the worst hostel ever but if you have the choice, go somewhere else!


I enjoyed the stay an this hostel, as it's clean, rooms are nice and the kitchen was equipped, common aread is very nice too. It's also not far away from train and bus station and from the very centre. Would stay definitely again. I also liked that it was quite easy to chat a bit with the other guests.


I often travel in and out of Washington D.C. Capital View is by far the best hostel Ive stayed in. It has the cleanest facilities, is uber convenient to everything a visitor to the city would need or want, and the staff is the best. Theyre very knowledgable about the city and can guide you to the best sites during the day as well as places to go eat and drink at night. On Thursdays they have a free jacuzzi and swimming pool meet up. The caring owner & staff make this hostel standout.

  • 17th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Nicest review ever - you win the Internets! =)

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