City House Hostel

Washington DC

Washington DC

City House Hostel Washington DC is IN the heart of Washington DC’s transit hub and just a short walk to the US Capitol. We’ve been in the cool Atlas District for years and City House Hostel Washington DC is here to welcome you home!

Washington DC is a dizzying mix of world-class culture, art, food and politics with City House Hostel Washington DC right in the middle of it all!. It’s the capital of the United States of America and still feels like a uniquely worldly city. Whoever you are, whatever you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find it here in Washington DC while feeling right at home at City House Hostel Washington DC.

City House Hostel Washington DC is the closest hostel in Washington DC to Union Station, the major transportation hub in the city! Of course that means you are just a few blocks to the United States Capitol, the Smithsonian museums, and all the monuments and sights that Washington DC has to offer – all at City House Hostel Washington DC.

City House Hostel Washington DC offers private rooms and a variety of mixed dorms from 4 beds to 12 beds. All bathrooms are shared. No matter what your budget you’ll find options to match without sacrificing safety, comfort, or location because at City House Hostel Washington DC you’ve got it all.

See why travelers love City House

Elmir M Happy Washington DC Hostel Guest

Elmir M.

“I am so happy I booked a bed at this hostel. Firstly, if you visit D.C. by bus and want a hostel this is the best deal you can get. Staff was friendly. I had no problem at all. When I visit D.C. again I definitely will stay here.” …  More

Lily E. Happy Hostel Guest

Lily E.

“Walking distance to everything. Everyone is super friendly. The place is clean and organized, staff is fun and very helpful – I’d definitely come back again!” …   More

Jessica P Happy Hostel Guest

Jessica P.

“This was my first time staying in a hostel and I had such an awesome experience! All of the staff that I interacted with were friendly and welcoming.


I had a great time and met a lot of interesting people. I will definitely stay at this hostel again. Thank you for making my first visit to DC a memorable one!”…  More

William H. Happy Washington DC Hostel Guest

William H.

“I came to DC having never stayed at a hostel in my life. I’m leaving DC with the hopes that I can stay at more awesome hostels like THIS one. The staff is super friendly and helpful, the guests were all awesome people, and the hostel itself was a perfect place to lay down and sleep peacefully every night.

Overall, if you are looking for a chance to connect with fellow travelers and really get a feel for DC life, then this is the location for you. I cannot recommend them enough.” …  More

Location and Directions

506 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

+1-202-370-6390

washingtondc@cityhousehostels.com

Getting to City House Hostel Washington DC

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Bus Depot at Union Station

This includes Megabus, Bolt Bus, Greyhound and all others!

Taxi from Union Station – Bus Depot

Upon exiting the bus enter the main station entrance. Proceed down the stairs and through the sliding glass doors

Once inside the building, take the down escalator to the main floor of the station. Follow the m ain floor the MAIN HALL.

The Main Hall EXIT leads to Massachusetts Ave. Go through the massive double doors and in FRONT of Union Station (under the covered portico) is the DC Taxi Cab stand. Give them the address 506 H Street North-East, Washington, DC 20002

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

Walking from Union Station – Bus Depot

An easy 10 minute walk!

Near the Bus Depot are signs stating H Street Exit (look up!). This path leads OUT of the Union Station garage and onto H Street NE.

Facing the street, TURN RIGHT and proceed down the hill. At the bottom of the hill are H Street and 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Continue STRAIGHT down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H Street NE and 5th Streets NE.

Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is BETWEEN Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

From Union Station

Amtrak, MARC, VRE, DC Metro

Taxi from Union Station – Bus Depot

From the train platform, proceed inside the building to the arrival / departure gate area. Exit the gate area into the main floor of the station.

Once inside the building, take the down escalator to the main floor of the station. Follow the main floor to the MAIN HALL.

The Main Hall EXIT leads to Massachusetts Ave. Go through the massive double doors and in FRONT of Union Station (under the covered portico) is the DC Taxi Cab stand. Give them the address 506 H Street North-East, Washington, DC 20002

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

Walking from Union Station – Bus Depot

An easy 10 minute walk!

From the train platform, proceed inside the building to the arrival / departure gate area. Exit the gate area and take the UP ESCALATOR. The up escalator leads to a sky-walk with a BLUE BANNER stating Garage and Buses. At the top of the escalator, go through the sliding glass doors and up a flight of stairs to the Bus Depot..

Near the Bus Depot are signs stating H Street Exit (look up!). This path leads OUT of the Union Station garage and onto H Street NE.

Facing the street, TURN RIGHT and proceed down the hill. At the bottom of the hill are H Street and 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Continue STRAIGHT down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H Street NE and 5th Streets NE.

Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is BETWEEN Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

Arriving by airplane
Directions available for
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport ( DCA )
  • Dulles Washington International Airport ( IAD )
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport ( BWI )



Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Option #1: MetroRail and Walk to Hostel
Proceed from the airport terminal to the MetroRail station:
  • Terminal B and C: On the concourse level, use either of the two enclosed pedestrian bridges which connect directly to the MetroRail station
  • Terminal A: Exit the terminal to the street side curb, and board any “Airport Shuttle” bus. At the stops for Terminal B/C or Parking Garages B and C, access either of the two enclosed pedestrian bridges which connect directly to the MetroRail station.

Purchase MetroRail fare card from machines located at the station entrance:
  • At REAGAN NATIONAL board the YELLOW LINE towards FORT TOTTEN
  • At GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN transfer to the RED LINE towards GLENMONT
  • At UNION STATION exit the train; take the platform exit labeled “Massachusetts Avenue”

Walk to Hostel: Once through the MetroRail exit turnstile, proceed STRAIGHT and then LEFT through the double doors into the station. Take the up escalator and walk straight ahead.

At the Pret-A-Manger TURN RIGHT; proceed past the terminal (the train arrival / departure gate area is on the left).

Take the UP ESCALATOR. The up escalator leads to a sky-walk with a BLUE BANNER stating Garage and Buses. At the top of the escalator, go through the sliding glass doors and up a flight of stairs to the Bus Depot..

Near the Bus Depot are signs stating H Street Exit (look up!). This path leads OUT of the Union Station garage and onto H Street NE.

Facing the street, TURN RIGHT and proceed down the hill. At the bottom of the hill are H Street and 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Continue STRAIGHT down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H Street NE and 5th Streets NE.

Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is BETWEEN Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

Option #2: Shared Van Ride and Walk to Hostel

Shared van rides provide door-to-door service from the airport to the hostel:

  • Ticket counters are located in the baggage claim areas in Terminal A (near Door 1), Terminal B (near door 4, on the lower level), or Terminal C (near door 9, on the lower level)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Option #1: MetroRail and Walk to Hostel
Proceed to MetroBus stop:
  • The bus stop is located at the Arrivals Level, down the ramp at Curb 2E
  • Board MetroBus 5A and pay fare
  • Exit at L’Enfant Plaza MetroRail station (at D Street SW and 7th Street SW)



Purchase MetroRail fare card from machines located at the station entrance:

  • At L’ENFANT PLAZA board the YELLOW LINE towards FORT TOTTEN
  • At GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN transfer to the RED LINE towards GLENMONT
  • At UNION STATION EXIT the train; take the platform exit labeled “Massachusetts Avenue”

Walk to Hostel: Once through the MetroRail exit turnstile, proceed STRAIGHT and then LEFT through the double doors into the station. Take the up escalator and walk straight ahead.

At the Pret-A-Manger TURN RIGHT; proceed past the terminal (the train arrival / departure gate area is on the left).

Take the UP ESCALATOR. The up escalator leads to a sky-walk with a BLUE BANNER stating Garage and Buses. At the top of the escalator, go through the sliding glass doors and up a flight of stairs to the Bus Depot..

Near the Bus Depot are signs stating H Street Exit (look up!). This path leads OUT of the Union Station garage and onto H Street NE.

Facing the street, TURN RIGHT and proceed down the hill. At the bottom of the hill are H Street and 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Continue STRAIGHT down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H Street NE and 5th Streets NE.

Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is BETWEEN Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

Option #2: Shared Van Ride and Walk to Hostel

Shared van rides provide door-to-door service from the airport to the hostel:

  • Ticket counters are located on the lower level of the main terminal, down the ramps to doors 2 and 6

Option #1: MetroBus, MetroRail, and Walk to Hostel

Proceed to MetroBus stop:

  • There are two bus stops: one bus stop is located on the lower level of the International Concourse; the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B
  • Board MetroBus B30 and pay fare
  • Exit at Greenbelt MetroRail station

Purchase MetroRail fare card from machines located at the station entrance:

  • At GREENBELT board the GREEN LINE toward BRANCH AVE
  • At FORT TOTTEN transfer to the RED LINE towards SHADY GROVE
  • At UNION STATION exit the train; take the platform exit labeled “Massachusetts Avenue”

Walk to Hostel: Once through the MetroRail exit turnstile, proceed STRAIGHT and then LEFT through the double doors into the station. Take the up escalator and walk straight ahead.

At the Pret-A-Manger TURN RIGHT; proceed past the terminal (the train arrival / departure gate area is on the left).

Take the UP ESCALATOR. The up escalator leads to a sky-walk with a BLUE BANNER stating Garage and Buses. At the top of the escalator, go through the sliding glass doors and up a flight of stairs to the Bus Depot..

Near the Bus Depot are signs stating H Street Exit (look up!). This path leads OUT of the Union Station garage and onto H Street NE.

Facing the street, TURN RIGHT and proceed down the hill. At the bottom of the hill are H Street and 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Continue STRAIGHT down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H Street NE and 5th Streets NE.

Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is BETWEEN Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

Option #2: Shared Van Ride and Walk to Hostel

Shared van rides provide door-to-door service from the airport to the hostel:

  • Ticket counters are located on the lower level baggage claim area; near door #2 (Southwest Airlines Terminal – Concourse A) or near door #9 (Concourse C)

Parking at Unioin Station Garage

This paid parking lot is about 4 block from the hostel! The cost is approximately $15 – $20 per day.

Taxi from Union Station – Parking Garage

The garage is multi-tiered. Once parked, take the garage elevator to “M Level” where the Bus Depot is located.

Exit the elevator and turn toward the station entrance (away from the Bus Depot area). Proceed down a flight of stairs and through the sliding glass doors.

Once inside the building, take the down escalator to the main floor of the station. Follow the m ain floor the MAIN HALL.

The Main Hall EXIT leads to Massachusetts Ave. Go through the massive double doors and in FRONT of Union Station (under the covered portico) is the DC Taxi Cab stand. Give them the address 506 H Street North-East, Washington, DC 20002

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

Walk from Union Station – Parking Garage

The garage is multi-tiered. Once parked, take the garage elevator to “M Level” where the Bus Depot is located.

Exit the elevator and turn toward the station entrance (away from the Bus Depot area). Proceed down a flight of stairs and through the sliding glass doors.

Near the Bus Depot are signs stating H Street Exit (look up!). This path leads OUT of the Union Station garage and onto H Street NE.

Facing the street, TURN RIGHT and proceed down the hill. At the bottom of the hill are H Street and 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Continue STRAIGHT down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H Street NE and 5th Streets NE.

Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is BETWEEN Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

City House Amenities

Nightly Events

Free nightly events

Common Areas

Common Areas

Wifi

Free Wifi

Kitchen

Fully Stocked Kitchen

Reception

24-hour Reception

Games and Movies

Free Games and Movies

Linens

Free Linens

Rooms

Every City House Hostel room features comfortable bedding, linens, complimentary wifi, and secure lockers. Whether you’re vacationing or “staycationing”, our state-of-the-art accommodations will provide the quintessential home away from home.

2 Bed Private Room
2 Bed Private Room

Perfect for travelers times two! Double sized bunk bed just for you and your companion! Bed linens, blankets, and bath towels are provided. Rooms are air-conditioned and include secure lockers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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4 Bed Mixed
4 Bed Mixed Room

For sharing with a small group of friends or making new ones! Bunk up and get ready to make some new friends in our spacious smaller shared rooms. Bed linens, blankets, and bath towels are provided. Rooms are air-conditioned and include secure lockers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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6 Bed Mixed Room
6 Bed Mixed Room

A little more space than a quad, a little less than an 8 bed! Bring friends or make new ones - don't worry there are secure lockers, free wifi, and all your bed linens.

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8 Bed Mixed Room
8 Bed Mixed Room

Our large, shared Super 8 rooms have four twin-size bunk beds. Bed linens, blankets, and bath towels are provided. Rooms are air-conditioned and include secure lockers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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12 Bed Mixed Room
12 Bed Mixed Room

Perfect for social butterflies. You’ll be sure to make friends for life. So bunk up in one of our larger shared rooms. Bed linens, blankets, and bath towels are provided. Rooms are air-conditioned and include secure lockers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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