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    Washington DC - Union Station

    506 H Street NE, Washington DC 20002

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Washington DC is a dizzying mix of world-class culture, art, food and politics. 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.

With a downtown location conveniently situated in a hip mixed use district, City House Hostels : Union Station DC is surrounded by a plethora of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Washington DC buzzes from early morning until late night. Travelers are connected via 2 nearby metro stations, 3 bus routes, and a bike share program just a block away!

SUPER CLEAN & SHOES FREE : Everyone wants a clean place to stay so we be sure that we are just that- Clean bathrooms, bedrooms, living room, and kitchen! We have a no shoes policy and no food or drinks (water is fine) in the dorms to help keep everything clean!

GAME TIME FUN TIME : There are plenty of books, video games, and board games for your free time. We also have an Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and free Wifi throughout the entire hostel!

24 HOUR FRIENDLY RECEPTION : We have 24 hour reception so if you arrive late in the day that's no problem, we will be here for you! We have the best security system, that works 24 hours a day all week! We also do provide lockers, you just need to provide your own lock.

KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF : Our staff knows everything about Washington DC so if you want to travel to a different part of DC, see a show, get a drink, or try new foods, we have plenty of places for you to go and try out!

At City House Hostels : Union Station DC we aim to provide you with comfortable, affordable, and fun accommodations where you can feel at ease and meet fellow budget travelers in a lively and relaxed environment.



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Arriving by Bus

Greyhound Bus Depot
Megabus / Bolt Bus Bus Depot

Taxi from Union Station - Bus Depot ( Greyhound, Peter Pan, Megabus, Boltbus, etc )

Exit the bus and turn right toward the station entrance. Proceed down the 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 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.

Walking from Union Station - Bus Depot ( Greyhound, Peter Pan, Megabus, Boltbus, etc )

Near the Bus Depot are signs stating “H Street Exit” (look up!). This path leads out 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 & 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Proceed down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H & 5th Streets NE. Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is between Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.


 

 

Arriving by Train

Union Station
Amtrak, MARC, VRE, DC Metro

Walking from Union Station -  Amtrak, MARC, VRE, DC Metro, etc

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 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 & 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket).
Proceed down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H & 5th Streets NE. Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is between Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

Taxi from Union Station -  Amtrak, MARC, VRE, DC Metro, etc

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. 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.


Automobile Parking At:
Union Station Parking Garage
30 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC 20002

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 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.

Walking 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.
Near the Bus Depot are signs stating “H Street Exit” (look up!). This path leads out 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 & 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket).
Proceed down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H & 5th Streets NE. Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is between Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.


 Arriving by Airplane

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport ( DCA )

Dulles Washington International Airport ( IAD )

Baltimore-Washington International Airport ( BWI )

 

 

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Budget Options for Transport to the Hostel

  • 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 then left through the double doors into the station. Take the up escalator and walk straight ahead. At the Pret-A-Manger make a 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 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 & 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Proceed down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H & 5th Streets NE. Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is between Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

  • Option #2: Shared Van Ride

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)

Budget Options for Transport to the Hostel

  • Option #1: MetroBus, 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 & 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 then left through the double doors into the station. Take the up escalator and walk straight ahead. At the Pret-A-Manger make a 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 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 & 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Proceed down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H & 5th Streets NE. Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is between Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

  • Option #2: Washington Flyer Coach, MetroRail and Walk to Hostel

Proceed to Washington Flyer Coach ticket counter:

  • The ticket counter is located at Arrivals Door #4 in the Main Terminal
  • Purchase a ticket (one-way or round-trip). Board the Coach from this location
  • Exit the Coach at the Wiehle-Reston East MetroRail Station

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

  • At WIEHLE-RESTON EAST board the SILVER LINE towards LARGO TOWN CENTER
  • At METRO CENTER 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 then left through the double doors into the station. Take the up escalator and walk straight ahead. At the Pret-A-Manger make a 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 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 & 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Proceed down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H & 5th Streets NE. Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is between Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

  • Option #3: Shared Van Ride

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 & 6

 

 

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Budget Options for Transport to the Hostel

  • 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 then left through the double doors into the station. Take the up escalator and walk straight ahead. At the Pret-A-Manger make a 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 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 & 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Proceed down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H & 5th Streets NE. Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is between Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

  • Option #2: Amtrak / MARC Train and Walk to Hostel

Proceed from the airport terminal to the train station:

  • Take free shuttle bus from the airport terminal to the train station (i.e. “BWI Marshall Airport- Train Station”). Shuttle stops are located on the lower level terminal roadway in between door numbers 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 14 & 15, and 17 & 18. Buses operate every 12 - 25 minutes daily
  • Purchase Amtrak or MARC train ticket to Washington DC - Union Station

Walk to Hostel: From the Union Station 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 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 & 3rd Streets NE (near the Giant Supermarket). Proceed down H Street NE two additional blocks and arrive at H & 5th Streets NE. Located 1/2 way down the block, the front door entrance is between Citi Pizza and Metro Mutts.

  • Option #3: Shared Van Ride

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)