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Capitol City Hostel Reviews

2411 Benning Road NE, Washington DC, USA

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569 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 51%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 61%Atmosphere
  • 55%Cleanliness
  • 59%Facilities

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The hostel was very good and it is near the bus stop. Hence, the transportation is convenient.


Bill was an excellent host, in fact the kindest I've had the pleasure of meeting. However, his employee is rude and inconsiderate. While there, the guy with the cap rudely stated that a certain water purifier was "not for [me]." Furthermore, while I was napping in the evening he came into the room and was forceful and pushy on a girl that didn't feel comfortable staying in a room full of guys (understandably). He also left the light on inconsiderately. Bill deserves better employees.

  • 18th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's not a 'nice' hostel, but it's a decent place to crash at night, and there's enough common space to foster making friends. It could use more restrooms and the neighborhood feels a little sketchy, but generally I enjoyed my time there.

  • 17th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


There is no microwave oven and laundry system. Also the staff is so annoying cuz he wants so many things to customer. And they only accept cash so I had a problem with the settlement. Also the location isn't very good cuz downtown takes about more than 30 minutes by bus and there is no female/male room respectively.

  • 6th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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