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Capitol City Hostel Reviews

2411 Benning Road NE, Washington DC, USA

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575 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 53%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 61%Atmosphere
  • 57%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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some odd reason it seems there's trying make sure that I'll never get a Job or Places to lying my Head Peacefully in Life, everyone's all in on this as well, trying to make sure that I'll never finish or accomplish anything? I'm Honestly not some Perv-Bad-Guy facing all these Schemes pathetically can only remember much of what they chose for what, the more I do remember after coma overall appears as others always wanted me out of the picture from the start, I see why my Name wasn't ever on Birth


Located in a pretty rough neighborhood. Beds are comfortable though and close to transport into Washington.


Sleeping in the same room as the guy of the reception desk is not cool. By the way there was no reception desk. There was also only one bathroom, so one toilette, one shower to use. And there wasn't even hand soap in there. There should be at least seperated girl's and boy's rooms.

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Each house has two bathrooms split between 12 beds. So there are two toilets per house. Since they're single bathrooms and we're progressive it makes no sense to segregate single bathrooms by sex. The other bathroom in your house is on the basement level. By the way...you chose Peter's room because of the other German girls living in Peter's room.So it's "not cool" to now complain that it is also Peter's room (a guest who helps a lot) when you had other room options.


My friend and I stayed at the Capitol City Hostel because it was near the RFK Stadium (walking distance), there is a bus stop very close too (20ish minutes to downtown). It's a house, not a party place. it is fairly clean, but smells funny. Overall, it's a good place to stay for one night or two.

  • 3rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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.


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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