HI Washington DC Hostel

1009 11th Street NW
Washington DC, District of Columbia 20001
Call 1 (202) 737-2333

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Washington DC Chinatown gate

5 Awesome Things To Do within Walking Distance of HI Washington DC

One of the most important things you need to pack for your trip to HI Washington DC is a pair of good walking shoes because there’s simply so much to be explored using just your two feet. There is, of course, the entire National Mall with the White House, Capitol Building and the Smithsonian Museums that are must-dos for any first-time visitor, but once you’ve ticked those off your bucket list, you’ll discover many off-the-beaten-path gems also within walking distance of the hostel.

bike ride near HI Washington DC Hostel

Living Like a Local in DC

French travel blogger Lucie Aidart is one of 16 winners in the midst of Hostelling International’s Big Blog Exchange. She swapped blogs and countries with Taralynn McNitt and is currently on a 10-day hostelling adventure through the U.S.

Kayaking on the Potomac River

Green Footprints: Washington, DC

There is so much to see and do in Washington, DC, that it can almost seem impossible to do it all in one trip. But local insiders know that the town is actually quite small and easy to navigate, thanks to the metro, buses, and bikes in arm’s reach. As a bonus, many key attractions are also walkable from the hostel. And we want to help you take even greener footprints, while enjoying the rich diversity of the District:

Washington DC Smisthonian museum

Free For All: Washington DC

If you want to explore the Land of the Free, there’s no better place to start than the nation’s capital. Because just about everything is actually free – as in no cost, don’t have to spend a dollar, 100% free. Here’s a look at some of the cultural, historical, and fun things Washington, DC has to offer:

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