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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 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

Full payment is due within 30 days prior to the check‐in date.

Any cancellations or changes may be made without additional penalty more than 30 days prior to the check‐in date.

Any cancellations made within 30 days of the check‐in date will be assessed a cancellation charge of 50% of the amount cancelled

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Highroad Hostel DC

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

The HighRoad is located where the nightlife is, has welcoming staff, plus has the most spacious, clean rooms and luxury bathrooms.

Even more, the HighRoad guest rooms have memory foam mattresses, luxury linens, reading lights, bed dividers, all the hooks you could need, large windows and locked storage space. Also included free towels.

Even better is the common space - a classy parlour room with a cozy fireplace lets you see DC’s nightlife just out the front door in Adams Morgan. Plus, a huge kitchen area with real Italian Carrara marble island, stainless steel appliances, and all the cookware you could need lets you hang out and cook some meals like a true iron chef.

In addition, the HighRoad has free computers for you to get some work done, book future travel or catch up with people back home. And on top of it all, The HighRoad's amazing staff will ensure that you have the most memorable stay in DC. They'll help you plan your day packing it full of the must-see DC attractions as well as unique local experiences that you won't find in your guidebook. They'll plan events at the hostel to help you meet fellow travelers .

The HighRoad is located in the neighborhood of Adams Morgan which borders both the U Street Corridor and the Dupont Circle area.
Adams Morgan isn’t known for its historic row homes or calm side streets, although it has both. Visitors flock to this neighborhood to shop for one-of-a-kind items at its independent businesses, dance the night away at its countless bars, and finish their evenings chewing on slices of authentic jumbo pizza. Yet the area also has fine dining and cozy coffee shops.

*** Breakfast: A basic free breakfast is served each day from 6:30am - 10:00am. The free breakfast includes cereals, milk, toast, butter & jelly, oatmeal, and coffee and tea. The staff onsite can tell you where to find delicious cafes all within only one block from the hostel that offer other items such as espresso, hot breakfast items, or gluten free baked goods.***

HighRoad Hostel DC Policies & Conditions:

DEPOSIT POLICY: The Hostel reserves the right to charge your credit card for the cost of your TOTAL STAY prior to arrival in order to guarantee the reservation and check the validity of this credit card.

1. Standard-Flexible Reservations: Standard-Flexible Reservations may be cancelled up to 4:00 p.m. (16:00 hours; Washington D.C. Time) on the day prior to arrival to avoid being charged the late cancellation fee of first night's rate & tax. In other words, if you cancel your reservation before 4:00 p.m. (Washington D.C. Time) on the day before arrival, there is no late cancellation fee and the deposit on file will be refunded.
2. Late Cancellation Fee: Any cancellations made after 4:00 p.m. (D.C. Time) on the day prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee equal to the first night's price plus tax.

3. Non-Refundable Reservations: Cancellation policy does not apply to special non-refundable reservations. If your reservation was booked as a non-refundable reservation, then it is non-refundable. Full payment is required at time of booking and this amount is non-refundable. Non-Refundable reservations cannot be altered or cancelled free of charge.

4. Same Day Reservations: Same day reservations still apply to our cancellation policy. In the event that you cannot arrive for your same day reservation, you will still incur a cancellation fee equal to the first night's plus tax. Please also note for same day reservations, we may not have had the chance to charge your card as a pre-paid reservation. At check-in, our Front Desk team can verify for you!

*****Taxes not included - 14.95% local hotel tax will be applied to your balance due at check -in by law*****

*****Important Note: Residents of DC, MD, and VA residents within 90 miles of the hostel are not permitted to stay and any arriving guests with identification from those areas will not be allowed to check-in. The hostel is for travelers therefore accommodations for local residents is not provided if residence is within 90 miles from the hostel.*****

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.

This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Check in from 16:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

*** Breakfast: A basic free breakfast is served each day from 6:30am - 10:00am. The free breakfast includes cereals, milk, toast, butter & jelly, oatmeal, and coffee and tea. The staff onsite can tell you where to find delicious cafes all within only one block from the hostel that offer other items such as espresso, hot breakfast items, or gluten free baked goods.***

On certain nights, meals are available when we have free dinners like Pasta Night and Mac N Cheese night.

24 hour Reception.
No curfew.
No pets are allowed.
The entire hostel is no smoking.
Guests must be 18 years or older.
The hostel is not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged property.
The hostel is a historic walk-up mansion. Because of this, there is no elevator. There are stairs. There is no ramp for wheelchairs.
The maximum length of stay in any 3 months is 14 days. View House Rules


Set in a mansion with Italian Carrara marble work surfaces in the kitchen, Highroad Hostel DC's got the feel of a boutique hotel. The common room's pretty much a parlour – there's a fireplace to warm your toes and retro-style sofas. Ask our friendly staff about our dinners, and you might be able to wrangle some free mac 'n' cheese to eat while making the most of our Netflix! You'll also have free breakfast every morning. Mix with other travellers by joining our free events – think bar nights, neighbourhood outings and ice-cream socials.


We're in the Adams Morgan neighbourhood – that's party central – which is home to indie shops, buzzing bars and pizza-by-the-slice joints. The White House is a 40-minute walk away, and the Washington Monument is 18 minutes by bus. We're about 90 minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Airport by public transport. Jump on the free shuttle to Union Station, then take bus 96 towards Tenleytown from the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Columbus Circle. Get off at 18th St/Belmont Rd, and we’re a minute's walk away.

Rooms and Dorms

Our en-suite private rooms and mixed or female-only dorms are a step up from the usual – all beds have memory-foam mattresses and free luxury linen. You'll have a personal light, so you don't have to fumble with your phone's flashlight to read, and towels and lockers are free as well. Big windows, not to mention the air con, make these spaces feel bright and cool.

Extras and activities

Finished updating your travel blog on our free Wi-Fi? There's an outdoor patio where you can sip on a free hot drink or have a snack from the vending machines. If you want travel tips, head to the 24-hour reception any time. Staff are there around the clock to answer your questions, whether you want to know the best way to get to the Smithsonian, or need a restaurant recommendation.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2020
    Probably the best hostel I've stayed at. Rooms and facilities are very clean. There is a huge breakfast spread every morning and plenty of activities through the week for socializing. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Only suggestion I would give is that the smaller bathrooms need hooks on the doors to hang your clothes on (in the bigger bathrooms this isn't a problem). Loved my time here. Would definitely stay again!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Jan 2020
    Great hostel! The free breakfast was great, perfect location close to a lot of bars and cheap places to eat! The staff were also really helpful and fun!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Jan 2020
    Highly recommend! Probably the best hostel I've ever stayed at. The breakfast is massive and free, make sure you get up for it, saves you having lunch if you're on a budget. The staff are amazing too, E was v.welcoming as well as Max. Events every night too, make sure you go on the 50 cent beet event it's awesome. Clean rooms, clean bathrooms, great location. I can't recommend this place highly enough. In a neighbourhood where there's lots to do both day and night and only 30 min walk to to town
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2020
    I've stayed at hostels all around the world in over 100 countries. This was the best one. Absolutely cleanest hostel, best breakfast, comfy beds, nice common areas, great music, fun location. I 100% recommend this place.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2020
    First hostel experience EVER and wow it did not disappoint. Welcoming staff, plethora of maps/brochures/info @ reception, free coffee and tea all day, living room with TV & a cool lounge. They also coordinate events and encourage socializing around the hostel! I stayed in the biggest mixed dorm and it was super chill. Front desk provides free ear plugs and eye masks which is awesome. VERY good location in DC with tons to do (locals rave about Adams Morgan). A place to make friends from all over.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Jan 2020
    Nice staff, clean great bathrooms! Good space and location. Would stay again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Jan 2020
    Good hostel, very clean and they have a lot of activities for travelers! Liked the neighborhood, just a few steps from buses to the center!
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Jan 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever been. Comfortable facilities, friendly atmosphere, nice staffs, impeccable cleanliness. Besides, every night there’s something special at the hostel, like cheap beers or free dinner. Which turned to be great opportunities to make new friends and meet people from all over the world. I would highly recommend this hostel!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    18 Jan 2020
    I loved it. This hostel is very complete, with a great price and in a great location. The staff are very attentive.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    31 Jan 2020
    I unfortunately got stuck with a bad roommate which made the stay not great, but that is out of the hostels control. The street which the hostel is located on is loud during the weekend. I was able to leave my baggage locked up the entire day after I checked out.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2018

    8th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

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