Directions to Capitol City Hostel
Map & Directions
DO NOT GO TO BENNING ROAD METRO STATION! IT IS NOT CLOSE TO THE HOSTEL.
From Mega/ Bolt/ Greyhound/ Amtrak/ Union Station (also from BWI Airport: take free shuttle Amtrak or cheaper MARC to Union Station) Exit north from MegaBus/ Grehound/ Bolt garage on second floor of Union Station onto H Street's Hopscotch Bridge and turn right (east) walk downhill until 3rd, NE. There you'll find a bus stop on the main road ( H Street, NE) for the X2 or X1 Metro bus ($1.80). Take that bus 20 blocks to Oklahoma Ave. (Oklahoma Ave is actually 26th Street, the stop after 21st Street: Exit bus @ 26th and Benning Road (the eastbound stop is called Oklahoma Ave). Walk west (the opposite direction that the bus is driving), 1 and 1/2 block west to 2411 Benning. You will walk west along the main road past 7-11 on the corner of 25th and Benning. You will see, after crossing 25th street and staying on the main road, Benning Rd., our sign: Capitol City on the house in the middle of the block, next to the late-night Chinese food carryout , Kerry's.
From Chinatown buses: find H Street, NW (0 to 3 blocks) and take the X2 Metrobus in the east direction. Follow the above instructions relating to the X2 Metrobus.
From DCA (Reagan National) airport with minimal walking but longest rout: take Metro (train) to either Metro Center (with the Blue Line Metro train) or take the Yellow Line to Chinatown/Gallery Place (Chinatown is easiest but more crowded than Metro Center). Exit and find H Street, NW. Find the bus stop for the X2 Metro bus driving in the east direction and follow the above X2 directions for where you get off, etc..
From DCA with more walking but shorter travel time and saving $1.80 bus fare: take the Blue Line Metro to Stadium Armory and exit on the Stadium side. Follow the below walking instructions to the hostel from Stadium as described for the Dulles Airport traveler.
Dulles Airport (IAD) (first take 5A bus $5 to Rosslyn). Exit bus and take a Blue or Orange Line Metro to Stadium Armory. Exit the Stadium side and follow the below walking instructions to the hostel
DO NOT GO TO BENNING ROAD METRO STATION! It is not close to the hostel.
WALKING FROM STADIUM ARMORY: Exit Stadium side and continue walking in that direction, north, along 19th Street. Do not take any of those buses. Walk 3 blocks to C Street, NE and turn right. Walk 2 blocks and turn left onto 21st Street. Bare right onto Oklahoma and walk 3 blocks and turn left onto 24th street. Walk 2 blocks and turn right onto Benning Rd. 2411 is between 24th and 25th on the main road, Benning, next to Kerry's Chinese Food Carry Out. (Singles, who are not experienced with the occasional inner-city aggressive children pan-handlers, should take the H Street route of the X2 Metro Bus during the evenings.)