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Capitol City Hostel Reviews

2411 Benning Road NE, Washington DC, USA

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68%

Rating
562 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 64%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 59%Facilities

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91%

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


74%

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)


66%

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)


46%

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)


60%

The neighborhood isn't very safe and you gotta be careful when walking around there and there's one bathroom with a faulty faucet, but other than these things, it's a great cost-benefit place if you want to visit DC. I didn't meet Bill, the owner, but everyone told he's a great guy.

  • 21st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for being a good guest. However, your grade of this hostel doesn't reflect your statement, "Great cost-benefit place.." Be more kind when you have the best beds and internet speeds and quality of guest (we only accept college aged or passport carrying travelers) otherwise your misleading review will deter travelers from this best hostel. BTW, there are two bathrooms for 4 rooms....not one. and this neighborhood is no worse than any another DC neighborhood that you can book for $28



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