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William Penn House Reviews

515 East Capitol St SE, Washington DC, USA

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554 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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I stayed one night at the hostel, and spontaneously decided to stay a second one. The staff was very friendly and helpful and booked me an extra night. The community room is very inviting, and I made friends at the breakfast table (with whom I went on to discover the city that same day). Great area, and so close to the National Mall. Would come back any time!

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30


didn't feel very welcome when I checked in. I had to ask to be shown my room and bed assignment. Since this was my first visit to WP, I didn't know where or how this hostel was set up. would have been nice to have an extra blanket too.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


I appreciated the friendliness and security of William Penn House. Facilities are basic but clean. The only "problem" was the heat. February 7 was cold in Washington but not in our bedroom.

  • 7th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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