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1 room, 2 adults

U Street Hostel

2-star2 stars
1931 13th St NW, Washington, DC, 20009, United States of America

City centre hostel within easy reach of Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Would recommend this place, only if you are staying in a private room. We saw the "pods"…Nov 4, 2019
  • I love these "Pods" sleeping quarter plus comfy with almost remember foam bed. I last saw…Aug 2, 2020

U Street Hostel

from £125
  • 1 Single Capsule Bed in Shared Dorm (6 Beds), Mixed Dorm, Balcony
  • 1 Single Capsule Bed in Shared Dorm (8 Beds), Female Only
  • 1 Single Capsule Bed in Shared Dorm (18 Beds), Female Dorm, Balcony
  • 1 Horizontal Single Capsule Bed in Shared Dorm (14 Beds), Mixed Dorm
  • 1 Single Capsule Bed in Shared Dorm (8 Beds), Male Only
  • 1 Single Capsule Bed in Shared Dorm (6 Beds), Mixed Dorm
  • Superior Single Room, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom
  • Superior Single Room, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom, City View
  • Double Room Single Use
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, City View

What’s around U Street Hostel


  • In Northwest
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 23-minute walk
  • White House - 28-minute walk
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo - 30-minute walk
  • International Spy Museum - 33-minute walk
  • Capital One Arena - 34-minute walk
  • National Museum of Natural History - 37-minute walk
  • National Museum of American History - 37-minute walk

Getting around

  • Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) 9-min drive
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall) 41-min drive
  • Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) 36-min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) 28-min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) 36-min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) 30-min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) 49-min drive
  • Washington Union Station 4-min drive
  • Alexandria Station 13-min drive
  • New Carrollton Station 14-min drive
  • U Street Station 1-min walk
  • Shaw Station 12-min walk
  • Columbia Heights Station 19-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 72 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:30 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 midnight, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

U Street Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • U Street Hostel Washington
  • U Street Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • U Street Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Washington
  • U Street Hostel Washington
  • U Street Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • U Street Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Washington


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitisation guidelines.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 1.00 per night

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 25 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 67 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 18 costs USD 67 (one-way)

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 U Street Hostel

  • Does U Street Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, U Street Hostel 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.
  • Are pets allowed at U Street Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at U Street Hostel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 10:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near U Street Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pure Lounge (2-min walk), Ben's Chili Bowl (2-min walk) and The Saloon (2-min walk).
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by U Street Hostel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 67 per vehicle one-way.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 77 reviews

Very good 8.0
As expected
The overall experience was great, besides having to wait about 15 minutes for staff to come back to the front desk on the first day, everything else was as expected. Just keep in mind that staff might not be at the front desk at all time, but when they are there they are very helpful and nice. I arrived around 11 am hoping to check in and was informed that check in is not till 3 pm, but I got to leave my stuff in the storage so it wasn’t a big deal. Just keep in mind that check in is after 3 pm even though it says 24 hours check in on
us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great place!
Overall the stay was amazing! I did get a bit aggravated and somewhat grossed out my last night though. It was supposed to be a female only dorm, but I'm pretty sure a man stayed with his girlfriend (or was at least there for quite a while). I'm 90% sure I heard them having sex-not really something I want to hear at 1am. There was also a lot of banging and moving around till close to 2am. I would have gone downstairs and told someone, but I was in my nightgown and didn't feel like getting dressed. The staff was really wonderful, and it was incredibly clean. I also LOVED how close it was to the Metro! The only other thing is that there wasn't much water pressure in the shower. I would definitely stay again!
Holly, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was good but now it is even better
I reserved the place for a friend of mine. He liked the place. Price was good.
us7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Better than anticipated. Will be back in 3 weeks
The place got better since 6 months when it first opened. Pods are spacious and clean. Check in was easy but not sure why they need to take photos of our IDs and how safely it will be stored? Bathrooms could be a bit cleaner. But overall, I am satisfied with the place and will be back soon. Location is awesome and 30 seconds walk to the metro. Totally recommend.
Sergei, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Please vacuum the bed pods after each use!
This is a great hostel option with privacy. Yes it's a shared room but you get privacy in the pod. Little privacy in men's shower bathroom. Service was hit or miss. It took nearly a half-hour for staff to get my door key working properly. My one suggestion is that the cleaning of the beds needs to include more than just changing the sheets each time. I found hair & boogers around the bed. They need to vacuum the bed pods after each use, seriously.
Kevin, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good but needs some improvement
Thank you for setting the A/C to a low temperature for those of us who get hot while sleeping. The sleeping pods come with a duvet/comforter which is too hot in the summer, they need to have optional top sheets available. Also the pod ventilation fans need to be secured with better quality duct tape so they do not become detached. While the rooms do not have storage lockers it would be better to have somewhere (shelves, cubbies, hooks) to place shoes, hang coats, and storage large luggage. It isn't comfortable to place all those things in the pod. The breakfast options are disappointing, could be improved by adding more fruits, protein, and juice(s).
Jeremy, us3 night trip
Poor 2.0
Gave away my the pod they assigned me?
This place is an absolute disaster. Staff are not there when they should be, and when they are there they have no clue. They gave away my pod when I stayed out late, and I had to crash on a couch in the common area. Complete disaster.
Christian, us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Pretty good :)
The staff, location, and cleanliness were great, and I like the pods. The only advice I would give is to make it a little more environmentally friendly, because there were styrofoam coffee cups and my room (women’s 8-person dorm) was freezing while it was sweltering outside.
as1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Unique Hostel Experience
It was first time staying in a hostel that has pods and it was very unique experience. I was able to have hostel experience but have semi privacy and not have to stare at someone when I sleep. The staff was enjoyable and Tom and Leo were the nicest people and helped a lot with my stay in DC.
Daniel, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I would stay here again for sure. Simple but adequate accommodations. (I stayed in a room, not a pod.) Great location!
Emma, us3 night business trip

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