International House of Washington (United Tel)
Our hostel can be found in downtown Washington in exciting Chinatown.
Our clean rooms include clean, new hardwood floors. Some rooms include a private bathroom. The dorm rooms are very secure, with combination door locks.
Facilities include a kitchen, free bedside cable internet and Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free computer usage, free rice and free phone calls to the US, Canada and 29 other countries.
Don't get separated from your friends; get US telephone rentals with unlimited calls/text from $US2.50/day.
From here you can walk to the White House, the Capitol, the convention centre, the free Smithsonian museums, restaurants, 14 movie theatres, Safeway, the pharmacy and the yellow line on the metro (just two minutes away).
We look forward to making your stay enjoyable, healthy, educational and fun.
We do not permit residents of Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia to stay as guests here. Persons under the influence of alcohol will not be admitted inside the building.
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- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Reading Light
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
We do not permit alcohol, drugs or smoking on the premises. No lit candles, matches or flames. No one shall enter the building under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. There is a $50 fine, with immediate payment, if a person has an alcoholic beverage in their possession or brings alcoholic beverages into the hostel.
Payment is due upon arrival by cash or travellers' cheque. We do not accept credit or debit cards.
Check-in: 12 noon.
Towels are available to rent for $2.
Eating in bed is allowed; however, there is a $15 charge to replace sheets that are stained with food, such as mustard and ketchup.
Pets are not permitted.
Rates do not include taxes of 14.5%.
We have quiet time between 10pm and 8.30am. No loud talking, washing or drying of laundry may be done during this time. Ceiling lights in the dorms are turned off at 11pm unless all guests are awake and agree. Television sound is turned off at 11pm. Guests wishing to hear may use headphones. When using radios, games and other devices, guest must wear earphones, so as not to disturb others. If guests do not comply with these guidelines we reserve the right to deny accommodation at that moment.
Bedding must be returned to the office before checking out.
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From New York by bus:
We recommend you Google 'Chinatown Bus' to get the best bus tickets. About five companies have the lowest rates from NY at about $20 one-way. The journey should take around four hours and 20 minutes, depending on traffic. The drop-off locations are right here in Chinatown, less than 10 minutes’ walk from us. Please note that the Greyhound bus station is some distance from Chinatown and we do not recommend it.
From the drop-off point: Get off at 7th and H St. NW. Walk north up a slight hill on 7th St. After two blocks, turn right onto NY Ave, then take your first left onto 6th St. NW. Walk for another minute and we’re at 1110 6th St. NW – it’s a building with fire escape. There’s no sign on the building because this is a historical district and signs aren’t allowed.
From Ronald Regan National Airport (DCA):
From the east side of the platform, take the yellow line of the metro into the city and get off at 'Mount Vernon Square 7th St. Convention Center', then follow directions as below.
From Dulles International Airport (IAD):
A taxi will cost $60 but it’s much cheaper to take a Metro City Bus for $6 from the red, white and blue sign where the buses stop. You’ll find the stop a good walk to the right when you exit the terminal. Get off the bus at the last stop - L’Enfant Plaza. Then follow directions below.
From L’Enfant Plaza:
A taxi will cost a maximum of $9 (meter reading) plus $1.50 per large bag and $1.50 for each additional person.
Alternately, take the metro to 'Mount Vernon Square 7th st. Convention Center', then follow directions as below.
From Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI):
Your best option is to take the Marc Train for $5-$7 to Union Station DC. However, this line doesn’t run on Saturdays or Sundays.
Alternately, you can take the Amtrak train to Union Station for $20-$25.
Or you could take city bus number B30 to Greenbelt Station. The first bus leaves the airport at 6am and the last one departs at 10.50pm. The journey takes just over half an hour. Then from Greenbelt Metro Station, take the green line metro in the direction of Branch Ave and get off at 'Mount Vernon Square 7th St. Convention Center', then follow directions as below. Total cost is $5.45.
A taxi from BWI would cost around $60 to $75.
From Union Station:
Take the red line metro to Gallery place and change to the Yellow or Green line. Go one stop to 'Mount Vernon Square 7th St. Convention Center' and then follow directions as below.
From Mount Vernon Square 7th St. Convention Center metro station:
Take escalator to the exit. On reaching the street, cross the street toward Subway restaurant. Keep going in that direction on M Street, passing a large church on the left side of the street. At the corner, turn right onto 6 St. Go down the hill to near the end, where you’ll see us at 1110 in a townhouse with a fire escape. There are no signs because this is a historical district.
From here you can walk to almost everything, like Chinatown, Washington Convention Center, tourist attractions, museums, metro stations and the Verizon Events Center for basketball, hockey and concerts. The White House is just a 20-25 minute walk from our hostel.