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1 room, 2 adults

HighRoad Hostel DC

2-star2 stars
1804 Belmont Road NW, Washington, DC, 20009, United States of America

Adults-only hostel within easy reach of Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • Free self-service breakfast and free WiFi
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HighRoad Hostel DC

  • One Bed in a 4-Bed Mixed Gender Dorm (Superior Shared Dormitory)
  • One Bed in a 6-Bed Female Only Dorm (Superior Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom)
  • One Bed in a 8-Bed Mixed Gender Dorm (Traditional Shared Dormitory, City View)
  • Double Room, City View
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • One Bed in a 8-Bed Female Only Dorm, Basement Level (Superior Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom)

What’s around HighRoad Hostel DC


  • In Adams Morgan
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo - 16-min walk
  • White House - 32-min walk
  • Dupont Circle - 17-min walk
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Georgetown University - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Newseum - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • National Gallery of Art - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km

Getting around

  • Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) 20-min drive
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall) 48-min drive
  • Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) 36-min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) 33-min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) 35-min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) 32-min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) 48-min drive
  • Alexandria Station 14-min drive
  • New Carrollton Station 16-min drive
  • Washington Union Station 16-min drive
  • Woodley Park-Zoo Station 14-min walk
  • Dupont Circle Station 16-min walk
  • U Street Station 18-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 92 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. All guests must present a valid, government-issued ID at check-in. Guests who present a U.S. Passport must also present another form of ID which has proof of address in order to check in.
The maximum stay at this property is 14 nights in any 90 day period.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free self-service breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2016
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

HighRoad Hostel DC’s small print

Also known as

  • Highroad Hostel DC Washington
  • Highroad DC Washington
  • Highroad DC
  • HighRoad Hostel DC Washington
  • HighRoad Hostel DC Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • HighRoad Hostel DC Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Washington
  • HighRoad Hostel DC Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Washington


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 90 mi (144 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    A damage deposit of USD 200 will be collected before check-in.

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 23 per night (150 ft away; open 24 hours)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for HighRoad Hostel DC

  • Does HighRoad Hostel DC offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, HighRoad Hostel DC does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at HighRoad Hostel DC?
    Sorry, there's no parking at HighRoad Hostel DC.
  • Are pets allowed at HighRoad Hostel DC?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at HighRoad Hostel DC?
    You can check in from 4 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near HighRoad Hostel DC?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Amsterdam Falafelshop (1-min walk), Ventnor Sports Cafe (2-min walk) and Roofers Union (2-min walk).
  • What is there to do near HighRoad Hostel DC?
    Recommended spots to visit include Smithsonian's National Zoo (0.8 mi) and Dupont Circle (0.9 mi), along with White House (1.7 mi) and Smithsonian American Art Museum (2.4 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 272 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
One of the better Hostels I've stayed at on par with a European one!
Henrik, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic hostel
My friend and I really enjoyed our stay here. The staff were super friendly and helpful! It’s good for travelling solo or with friends as the hostel has a nice social atmosphere (they had a free pasta dinner night and an ice cream social night while we were there). The location is brilliant - Adams Morgan is a lively area with plenty of restaurants/bars and always felt safe. It is also worth mentioning that although many guests used the public transport, we were able to walk from the hostel to the main tourist sites (e.g. 30 minute walk to the White House). The only negative was that the air con in our room stopped working during our stay and wasn’t fixed until after we checked out.
Cathy, gb3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Top notch
Stay was great as always when I come here. Everything you need as a traveler of any age, interest, etc.. is right across the street. The lay out inside is amazing to meet people and for you to get work done. Amazing place.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
It’s a nice place, with nice people, really close to bars, 10min walking to the zoo, bus stations around. You’ll be able to meet people from all over the globe! I’d like to stay there again when I go back to DC to visit the places that’s I couldn’t this time.
Olivia, us4 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Great location. The hostel is nice and accommodating with friendly staff.
us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect place to stay in DC if you're solo
Everything was great, I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a stay in DC. No need to look for another place.
Mehmet Emin, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best place in DC
Its was super nice and comfy. The place was super clean and tidy. The staff was super nice and thoughtful. The environment and atmosphere was fantastic.
Humberto, us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
My easy Stay on the High Road
Amazingly pleasant
EMMANUEL ABAYOMI, us6 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Sweet spot in DC with a staff (except for one) that are memorable in their assisting travelers. LUX bedding, descently quiet in sleeping areas, Excellent kitchen with a little dancing around when the area gets tight...plenty of charm in two sitting areas, and lots of outdoor space spread over a sidewalk patio to see all of Adams Morgan right out the door.
Tony, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
Not bad but not as good as it's rating suggests
Staff is good and very helpful. The building interior could use some upgrades and deep cleaning. They provide a comforter/duvet type blanket which I found to be too hot, I would prefer a top sheet. The bathrooms are clean but need hooks to hang towels/clothes. The showers have low water pressure which probably why they mounted the showerheads very high. The surrounding neighborhood business district is dirty with lots of panhandlers and "homeless" people (mentally ill/drug addicts). Watch out for rats scurrying around the sidewalks at night.
Jeremy, us1 night trip

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