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William Penn House Reviews

515 East Capitol St SE, Washington DC, USA

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560 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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absolutely fantastic walking distance to mall ,museums, memorials , nats ballpark and union station friendly helpful staff highly recommend the william penn house

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


I had a lovely time. After a whirlwind few days traveling in DC, it was the peaceful respite I needed. It was clean and tidy, and all the guests were respectful. There are lock boxes for any valuables or you can leave them in the locked office. I recommend bringing (or buying from the office) earplugs for any snorers. It is located about 15 min by foot from the metro in a residential area. The staff were so nice and helpful. Hope to return soon!

  • 28th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Thank you for your hospitality. I would like to come back for my next time in DC.

  • 17th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We really like the atmosphere at the WPH. It is a pleasant place to stay.


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

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