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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible24%
  • Jun. 1, 2016
    “The worst hostel I've been”
  • Jul. 4, 2015
    “I wouldn't come back”
2411 Benning Rd NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4827 See on map
Free Internet
Room Service
Fitness centre
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Capital City host Bill is really kind, helpful, considerate, running the best hostel hosting business, in my opinion. . I lived there for days, very comfortable! The best service compared with other hostels I have stayed before,and the lowest price you can ever get--$20 !...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

I had a really enjoyable stay. Like Mike F says down below, this area is really not as bad as other reviewers make it out to be as long as you have an open mind. There's really good grungy Chinese food and Pakistani food next...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Capitol City Hostel has a really pleasant vibe, which you can probably gather from the other reviews, is in the main part to do with Bob...really lovely guy, very forthcoming with any information you need. I stayed in the second house a few doors down...More

Thank randallml
Reviewed October 6, 2013

I'm from the States and I stayed for a week at the hostel. Pros: -Hot showers -Bunk beds are large & comfy -Wifi is fast -Satellite TV Cons: -The place is cluttered -House is dirty and could use a deep cleaning -House has an unpleasant...More

2  Thank mcmic1212
Reviewed September 24, 2013

The owner bill was fantastic, he gave us a good explanation of the bus schedules, the safety, the food around the area as well as things not to do. The accommodation was good as we expected it to be. THANK YOU!!

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Free Internet
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
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United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
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"Share a bed to save dough"
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"I'd insist on the quiet side, not the road"
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"This is a hostel, not hotel, no swimming pool, no fitness center, But a practical low price of $20 for..."
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"Don't miss the pakistani at the corner! Chicken kebob, what a treat."
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