Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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

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.

Book more than 7 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 brand new pod 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 table, with gigabit internet. The first floor, meanwhile, has a beautiful communal space, with soon to open coffee bar!

We have free breakfast, laundry facilities, and events every other day - we hope you will come and check us out!

We also provide LUXURY concierge pick up services from $67 from and to DCA, and $110/$120 from and to IAD/BWI for up to 3 people. For 3-6 people that's $105 / $120 / $140 respectively. Larger group options also available - please contact us!

U Street Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival is free. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the entire amount of the stay.

Check in from 13:00 to 23:45.
Check out at 11:00 am

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

14.95% Taxes not included
FREE Breakfast included.

Front Desk hours 7am to 12am
No curfew.

Cancellations and modifications are allowed up to 24 hours prior to arrival date, and check-in time (2pm), without any costs for individuals (less than 4 people in a reservation). Once checked in, there’s a 72 hour period required for cancellations. 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 14.8% dc taxes are added to all reservations.

No Smoking anywhere in the building fines up to $500 for smoking.
Lost RFID key is $10 View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    Nice clean place. Enjoyed my trip.
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Oct 2019
    U street hostel is clean, safe, and very conveniently located. There are many restaurants and fun bars in the area and it’s right around the corner from the metro, making other parts of DC easily accessible. The staff were friendly and the place was clean. The mattress could have been a little softer for me, but overall- lovely place to stay if you’re visiting DC on a budget.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Sep 2019
    Perfect cozy place to stay for a night. The capsule felt private and comfortable. I appreciated the light up mirror, outlets and hooks inside the capsule, made it easy to get ready and stay organized. Only thing missing from this place is a shared kitchen.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Aug 2019
    I personally really liked this place, the staff are lovely, it’s not to far away from all the sites
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Aug 2019
    No lockers but storage available I loved the pods, very cool Subway next door
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    13 Sep 2019
    I think it’s in my top 5 hostels I’ve stayed so far (and I stay in a lot of hostels). I loved it. If I ever have to go to Washington DC again I’ll stay here again. Staff is incredible helpful and friendly.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Aug 2019
    We had a great 2 night stay here, the staff were very friendly and the location is great. It is a little distance from the touristy things in DC but U street and surroundings have many trendy restaurants. The pods are quite comfortable, but the novelty wares off quickly. Overall a great stay.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    09 Aug 2019
    Pod hostels are a cool concept but this one kinda misses the mark. Its clean, functional, but the USB power ports in the pod didn't charge and the clock/control unit in there wasn't installed. and the showers in the basement were a tad inconvenient.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Sep 2019
    Once checked in, the U Street Hostel provided good basic accommodations in a great location. The only challenge was contacting the place and a long wait to check in. I booked online through Hostel World and rec'd a receipt, but multiple calls to the site to let them know of a later check-in time went unanswered (phone rang and rang/no voicemail). When I arrived no one was at the desk for over 45 mins as the front desk person was also cleaning.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Sep 2019
    The pods and the location are the main and only redeeming features of this place. Sleeping in pods compared to bunk beds was infinitely more comfortable and offers a level of privacy unimaginable in a shared dorm. But little thought has been given to other features. Small minor changes can make this place among the best. 1) Have hangers/hooks to hang clothes/bags. Both in the dorms and bathroom/showers. 2) Shower area seems to be an afterthought. 3) Add lockers.
    India, 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
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • 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