FAQ. Frequently Asked Questions

HI-Washington, DC offers its guests shared accommodations which include dorm rooms with bunk beds. Guests are assigned their own bed and share rooms with other hostellers. Rooms are designated as male, female, or co-ed. Men and women traveling together may stay in a co-ed room. Each dorm bed is outfitted with linens, two pillows, a blanket, personal locker, and individual lamp. You may use your own lock or purchase one at the front desk.
You can make a reservation up to 24 hours prior to your arrival under the Reservation section on this website or by calling HI-Washington, DC. To secure your reservation you will need a valid Visa or MasterCard. Reservations are not required, however they are recommended. For more information, visit our reservation page.
No, a credit card is used to guarantee your reservation.
There is maximum stay of 14 nights per guest per calendar year.
Yes, each guest must have a government issued photo ID such as a passport, U.S. driver’s license, state/provincial or national identity card, military service card, or alien registration card. A Hostelling International membership card is required for member discounts. Unfortunately we cannot accept ISIC cards, college, school and university IDs as valid forms of identification. Guests must live at least 45 miles outside of Washington, DC to stay with us.
Yes. If you are not a member of Hosteling International, you will be charged a daily membership fee of $3 per day. You may also purchase an annual membership at check-in or purchase one online.
Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. and check out is at 11:00 a.m. HI-Washington, DC is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Should you arrive prior to check-in and your room is not ready we are happy to store your luggage in our dollar operated lockers.
You may use our dollar operated lockers prior to check-in or on the day of your departure. There are no long term storage facilities at HI-Washington, DC.
HI-Washington, DC is open to guests of all ages. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Groups with guests under 18 years, booked through HI-Washington, DC’s group sales department, must be accompanied by a chaperone. Guests under 12 years of age must stay in a private room with a parent or legal guardian.
No. Sleeping bags are prohibited at HI-Washington, DC due to Washington, DC public health regulations. HI-Washington, DC provides all guests with complimentary linens, blankets, and towels during their stay.
Cancellations may be made at no charge up until 23:59 ET the night before you arrive. Reservations cancelled after 23:59 ET prior to the day of arrival will be charged for the first night’s stay. Please call 888-999-4678 (US or Canada) or 202-737-2333 to cancel.
Yes. HI-Washington, DC serves a complimentary continental breakfast to all guests from 7:30 am – 9:30 am.
Yes. Dorm rooms do not have phones however messages can be left at the front desk.
No. Please visit the directions page for a list of parking garages in the area.
Yes. HI-Washington, DC has washing machines and dryers.