Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Deposit is non-refundable 30 days after booking and is 25% of the total balance due. It is also non-refundable if it is less than 30 days prior to the reservation's scheduled start date.

The final bill is due 2 weeks prior to reservation's scheduled start date and is also non-refundable once it is less than 2 weeks from reservation's scheduled start date.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful Staff
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Property Description

Awesome hostel right in the center of downtown DC, providing great stays for backpackers, young professional, interns and more.

During COVID-19, we are only open to essential employee groups, please email us to arrange your visit. All individual reservations would be moved to U Street Capsule Hostel.

We have a cool hangout lounge, a fully-equipped kitchen and a huge terrace for BBQs.
Once you have checked in, we have no curfew so you can come and go as you please. Every door has a security lock on it. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the building as well as free Internet access in the common area.

We're only a few minutes walk from Chinatown metro station and Union station, where all the buses coming into DC stop. From here you can easily get to the White House, the Convention Center, Chinatown, the Capitol, Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute and the Supreme Court.

Our hours are from 10 AM to 10 PM. Check-ins outside of those hours are allowed with a 24-hour self-check-in option, but we ask you to inform us via Email. Contact us with the exact time of arrival. Late check-in is not guaranteed if the card on file cannot be processed.

#FreeTuesdayPizza - every Tuesday at 9:30 PM -ish we'll have free pizza in the common room
#FreeFridayBeer - every Friday at around 9:30 PM -ish we'll give everyone 1-2 free beers to do what you please with it =)
Both followed by an optional club hook up at SoundCheckDC on Tuesdays, and ULTRA Bar on Fridays, with FREE entrance.
#SundayFunday with frequent BBQ evenings, depending on interest and weather!

FREE WIFI unlimited high-speed Internet access throughout
FREE computers to use
FREE lockers (bring your own lock or purchase)
FREE towels, linens, bedding
FREE maps
FREE usage of gourmet kitchen
FREE Hulu, NetFlix, and multiple Cable channels on a projector screen, or common room flat screen
FREE peanut butter, coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, cooking materials (oil, salt), syrup, and pancake mix all day! Is that 'free breakfast'?
FREE luggage storage from 9am to 5pm

We also provide concierge pick up services from $65 from DCA, and $110/$125 from IAD/BWI for up to 3 people.

Please note that without previous approval, we only accept guests between 16 and 75 years of age.

Cancellation and Payment Policy - TAXES OF 14.95% ADDED UPON ARRIVAL

Regular hostel reservations that have not checked-in may make changes 24 ahead of check-in time with no fees. Cancellations MUST be emailed to us. Any cancellation of the day of Check-in will be charged the full night’s stay. No-shows charged the full amount of the booking.

Small group reservations (4 guests and more) will be charged 25% non-refundable deposit, which is due 14 days prior to your stay. If the 25% upfront payment is not paid (to confirm your card on file), then your reservation may not be valid. Large group reservations policies vary and are listed on our website at contract. The deposit will be subject to a minimum of 30 days cancellation policy, with the final 75% payment due a minimum of 7 days in advance, to keep the reservation valid.

Upon arrival, full payment will be accepted in cash (USD)/travelers checks or credit cards Visa/MasterCard/Discover/AMEX. We do not accept personal checks. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 5.0

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 4.0

  • Cleanliness 5.0

  • Facilities 4.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Oct 2019
    This was my first time in a Hostel and my experience was great! There was coded entries so I felt my belonging were safe. The beds were comfortable and clean. The entire place was clean. There was a cool outdoor hangout area. The common area was big enough for many people to hangout. The staff as well as the other guests were very friendly and helpful. There was also a separate parking lot adjacent to the property. I will definitely try a hostel again and absolutely would recommend this one!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    31 Oct 2019
    Clean beds and towels, functional kitchen space, and the staff for the most part was mad chill. The main downsides are the beds are small if you're a taller person, and the stairs are super creaky so be careful late at night not to wake other inhabitants.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Oct 2019
    I was not too sure about parking on the street. The young man didn’t give me any information of where si could park. They do not offer parking. That was a big inconvenience. Everything was clean. I liked that the bathroom was really clean.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Aug 2019
    Overall we had an alright stay. Had a problem with one of the staff members being rude and abrasive towards us telling us we had to have left already when we proved to him multiple times that we had paid for an extra night. And then telling us he didn’t want to help us with our laundry (you have to ask them to help) and to wait for the next person to come on shift to deal with it. He checked us in as well and just came across as if he didn’t want to be there and that we were a hassle.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0


    18 Nov 2019
    When we arrived, the staff member was not very friendly and was basically only concerned about getting our passport and credit card. We were put into a room where the electrics were not wired up and the sockets were hanging from the wall. A different member of staff was helpful when we complained and moved us to another room. It was better but had no mirror and no trash can. The bathrooms were not good - one shower was broken and they were quite run down and felt dirty. Close to main sites tho.
    Northern Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    28 Aug 2019
    Booked hostel as we needed one with parking and it was listed as a facility. I rang ahead after booking, was told that there was none. Asked for parking tips, the staff member said ‘I don’t know I don’t have a car.’ Found parking - $60. Thought we had the whole room booked, were told our room had a staff member staying there. No lockers for valuables. Dirty sheets. 3 random guys walked into our room taking photos for an event Bugs crawling out the walls. Free pancakes Nice terrace Good location
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.3


    12 Jan 2020
    could you please change the passwords for the coded lock? could you please wash and disinfect those bed clothes?
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    08 Mar 2020
    Pretty awful experience.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    02 Nov 2019
    Un friendly staff they act like they hate their jobs, Hostel looks thrown together and grungy . I was scared at first but made the most of it
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 3.1


    19 Oct 2019
    I found bed bags on my and on my neighbor’s beds. Also, the the guy in the front was not letting me in for 1.5 hours. I admit that I came later than 10 PM (that’s when they close). But anyway I think it should be more lenient towards its customers!
    Kyrgyzstan, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi