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  • 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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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

Listed on our website for groups

Additional Terms and Conditions

Listed on our website for groups

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


U Street Capsule Hostel

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

The building is situated in the vibrant and historic U Street district, only a few feet away from the metro entrance. We boast capsule sleeping units, that will provide unparalleled audio and visual privacy while encasing you in a cocoon of safe and sound sleep.

The building has an elevator to make your check-in effortless and multiple hang-out areas. We have a quiet second-floor working area, with office chairs and a table, with gigabit internet. The first floor, meanwhile, has a beautiful communal space, with free coffee and tea always!

We provide free gym access, sauna, steam room access (suspended due to Covid-19 measures still), free small breakfast from our soon to open coffee shop in the lobby (suspended currently due to Covid-19 and coffee shop opening shortly), laundry facilities, and events - we hope you will come and check us out!


We can also arrange concierge for bigger groups. For 3-6 people that's $105 / $120 / $140 for DCA, BWI, IAD respectively. Larger group options also available, and they become much better priced and convenient for school groups, etc. - please contact us to arrange these.

U Street Capsule Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the full cost of the reservation. Small groups (4-10 people) and large groups (10+ people) have different cancellation/change periods listed below and on our website.

Check-in from 15:00, but we can usually get you in earlier, or at least have you leave your luggage in the morning.
Check out at 11:00 am

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards available, if the card on file is declined.
This property pre-charges your card for the total before arrival.

14.95% Taxes not included
Breakfast included (Suspended due to COVID-19)

Reception hours 8AM to 1PM and 6PM to 10PM
No curfew.

Cancellations and modifications are allowed up to 24 hours prior to arrival date, and check-in time (3 PM), without any costs for individuals (less than 4 people in a reservation). Small groups are also subject to a 25% deposit that becomes non-refundable 72 hours prior to arrival date.
Small and Large Groups’ cancellation times may vary - please check our website.
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.
Valid foreign/domestic passport or government ID required to Check-in, along with a valid credit card.

All of our guests must be over 16 years old in shared dorms. In private rooms, the minimum age is 14 years old, when traveling with an adult guardian.
Guests are not allowed to stay for more than 7 days a year, and we do not allow locals from Washington, DC.
Please do not forget the 14.95% dc taxes are added to all reservations.

No Smoking anywhere in the building fines up to $500 for smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    25 Oct 2021
    Great place to crash, clean and smells good!! I'll definitely coming back.
    Mexico, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    25 Oct 2021
    Great place, central located, a steps away from a super convenient metro station, close to restaurants and bars. The hostel has a convenient laundry inside, staff is nice, and rooms are clean, and the capsules are really cool, giving a sense of privace at a hostel, which is not the most common thing to have. Thumbs up, would come back here in the blink of an eye.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    31 Dec 2021
    Had a lot of fun! The staff was very helpful and welcoming! We stayed there for the New Year, it was hustling and bustling, and the staff made sure that we were comfortable as well as made preparations for New Year so that the people staying there at that time had a lot of fun!
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Oct 2021
    Location and price can't be beat
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Nov 2021
    It's a bit far from the museums but overall not bad. I decided to book this hostel simply because I had never stayed in POD. POD don't have a lot of airflow and the pad is not that thick making feel like I was on a piece of plywood. For the price I would stay again.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Dec 2021
    A decent hostel if you want to stay for a few nights but any longer than that and the pod becomes too uncomfortable in my view. The showers are in the basement which is a bit of an inconvenience and the main issue is no lockers so items are left exposed whilst you’re out. Also the staff are barely there. But the price is great and it’s a handy location, less than a minute walk to the subway. If you want somewhere cheap for a few nights and don’t mind basic then this place is fine.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Nov 2021
    A very cool and cheap place to stay. The pods are a lot of fun to be in and it's a different experience. Great if you're only looking to stay for a night or 2.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    03 Jan 2022
    Rooms super small, heater system sucks, way too cold or way too hot
    Uruguay, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    17 Oct 2021
    The capsules themselves are the worst part of this hostel. They are loud, don’t have a lot of the features they should have (air vent barely work, USB ports don’t work, etc. they also creak really loudly when the person above you moves. The staff here were all amazing and the downstairs area was great. New capsules would make this place a 10/10, but with the current ones it was a pretty below average stay
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    18 Oct 2021
    This operation booked me a one night stay with no cancellation charges. 2 days before the booking I wrote to the " Contact U Street Hostel " informing them I would not be using the booking. The text exchange was cordial ! The texter thanked me for heads up ! Then today I was sent the charge I had canceled out of courtesy since the booking was a no charge cancellation. Beware !
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi