I Stayed at the Capitol City Hostel for 3 nights, in may 2009. Though Bill was very kind and helpfull and met some nice people, if I knew then what I knew now, I woudn't stay here.
First of all is quite far from the center. A long ride in the H2 from downtown, or a 20 min walk to the subway leave you far from all the things you want to visit.
The Neighbourhood is scary, specially at night. I must say was a bit scared when I left the bus and start looking arround for the hostel.
But altough it wasn't the best of neighbourhoods, I didn't had any problem and walked around everyday, one night I even walked all the way to the Capitol with an australian friend i met there and we had no problems.
The worst for me was the hostel itself. It was dirty, quite dirty I must say. The rooms needed an urgent cleaning, the kitchen also and let's not talk about the showers and toiletts.
I've been in hostels and some lowcost hotels around the world in my days, and this one will always be one of the least cleaned hostel I've been.More