Top 6 Hostels With Private Rooms In Washington DC - Updated 2021

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Washington DC, the capital of the United States, is a historic city with neo-classic architecture, state-of-the-art free museums, and umpteen monuments. You cannot visit the city without exploring its political heritage, including the federal governments official buildings and of course, the White House. Beyond these obvious attractions, the city has many eclectic neighborhoods, international performing arts centers, an upbeat nightlife, and world cuisine. For nature walks, visit one of the many national parks, the lovely Tidal Basin or the enchanting Wharf. Take your time to discover the layers of America’s capital. Here’s a list of the most affordable hostels with private rooms in Washington DC, where you can stay and experience the city’s vibrant culture.

1. Highroad Hostel (from USD 35)

Highroad Hostel is a clean and restored Victorian mansion with dormitories as well as deluxe double bedrooms, complete with private baths. It is rated as the most value-for-money hostel. Northwest attractions are close by, including Dupont Circle, which is just 0.7 mi (1.12 km) away and the Washington DC, which is 1.6 mi (2.57) away. The property is also a 1-minute walk from a bus stop. There is free WiFi, a nice lounge cum TV area and air-conditioned bedrooms with comfy memory-foam mattresses, and free breakfast. Solo travelers love this accommodation for its cheerful staff and warm hospitality.

HighRoad DC

Address: 1804 Belmont Rd NW
Price: from 35 USD

Shared kitchen Vending machine (drinks) Shared lounge/TV area Free WiFi Internet services Vending machine (snacks) Air conditioning Parking

2. DC International Hostel 2 (from USD 25)

DC International Hostel 2 is known for its excellent location. It is close to many popular landmarks, such as The White House, Phillips Collection and Lincoln Theatre. Their private double room includes a private bathroom, heating, air-conditioning, free WiFi, a clothes rack, and daily cleaning services. You also have access to good common facilities, such as a lounge area with TV, vending machine for snacks and drinks, and a well-equipped kitchen. The great location and affordable rooms make this a popular accommodation for budget backpackers looking to explore the northwest Washington, DC.

DC International Hostel 2

Address: 1418 9th Street NW
Price: from 25 USD

Internet services CCTV outside property CCTV in common areas Shared kitchen WiFi available in all areas Fax/photocopying Private check-in/check-out Luggage storage

3. Washington International Student Center (from USD 27)

Northwest is one of the favorite areas among tourists visiting Washington DC. It is brimming with culture, and offers many city walks and museums. At Washington International Student Center, you’ll be close to all the attractions of this area. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is 0.9 mi (1.4 km), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is 1.9 mi (3 km), Jefferson Memorial is 0.9 mi (1.44 km), and National Mall is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from the property. They have a spacious private room with a double bed. The hostel also offers some perks: free pickup from the station, free parking for the first night, complementary breakfast, cable TV, kitchen, lockers, and free WiFi.

Washington International Student Center

Address: 2451 18th Street NW
Price: from 27 USD

Smoke alarms Non-smoking rooms Lockers Board games/puzzles Free WiFi Luggage storage Heating WiFi available in all areas

4. DC Hostel (from USD 35)

A 5-minute walk from the Metro Center metro station, the DC hostel is a great option for budget travelers. This accommodation offers laundry facilities, a common room, a TV room, free continental breakfast, a functional kitchen for guests, and a host of free events. The National Mall, the White House, shopping centers, and dining options are all nearby. Stay in the private room with a double bed and an attached shower, or choose the four-bed dorms with attached bathroom and showers for a comfortable and affordable stay in Washington DC.

5. Capital View Hostel (from USD 31)

Capital View Hostel is in an amazing location for exploring the city center of Washington. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Verizon Center are within a 10 minutes’ walk, the Judiciary Square underground station is an 8 minutes’ walk, and the Washington Convention Center is just 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from the hostel. It offers free WiFi, private rooms, good parking facilities, and clean linen. Located in a heritage Unicorn building, this accommodation is sure to charm you with its spirit and culture.

Capital View Hostel

Address: 301 I Street NW
Price: from 31 USD

Pub crawls Lockers Sauna Games room Live sport events (broadcast) Free WiFi WiFi Security alarm

6. DC Lofty (from USD 33)

DC Lofty is a popular hostel in the heart of Washington, DC. You can walk to the MT Vernon Square/ Convention Center underground rail station, which is just 7 minutes from here. The hostel offers necessary amenities, such as a shared kitchen, paid parking, daily mail services, free WiFi, luggage storage, and laundry services. There are lockers in all the rooms, though you must remember to carry your own locks. Book their spacious king suite or one of the four-bed dormitories for more privacy. You can also use the CrossFit Shaw nearby, at a discounted rate to continue your fitness routine.

Explore Washington, DC on a budget!

Want to take your time exploring the rich culture, diverse neighborhoods, and many monuments of Washington DC? These affordable hostels with private rooms will allow you to find the hidden layers of America’s famous capital city at your own pace. Travel slow! Live like a local!

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