All Hostelling International-USA (HI-USA) locations assure guests the utmost in quality standards including cleanliness, security and service. A key component to achieving this level of quality and value is our stringent, annual inspection to ensure compliance with our standards – both for the physical property and guest service. HI-USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit and our mission is: “To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.” We exist to foster cultural exchange that, ultimately, promotes peace between people from across the globe.
Accommodations are dormitory-style shared rooms with separate quarters for men and women. Some hostels provide co-ed rooms, as well. All hostels provide blankets and pillows. Most offer fully-equipped, self-service kitchens or cafeterias, dining areas, secure storage, and common rooms for relaxing and socializing with other travelers. Some have laundry facilities, travel libraries, and concierge service. There are a few that even have hot tubs, swimming pools, barbecues and an ocean at its front door! Most urban hostels have secure 24-hour access and are handicapped accessible.
HI-Washington, DC (HI-DC) is a state-of-the-art hostel, located in the White House neighborhood of the capital city. We are just 8 blocks from the White House and the National Mall (home to world famous – and usually free – monuments, museums, and galleries), 3 blocks from the Metro, and 1 block from the bus stop and a taxi stand.