International House of Washington
Welcome to the International House of Washington,
located in the bustling Chinatown area of downtown Washington.
We have many ways so you will save money and enjoy your stay in Washington
You will have free Wi-Fi and high-speed cable internet throughout the premises, free continental breakfast. Print free, the first 5 pages.
You will get discount supermarket food card, movie tickets only $7 (not $12 to 15) to 14 movie theaters (7 minutes walk to get to, ,or use in theaters in other cities),
free rice and sometimes beans, discount coupons to attractions, free telephone calls to 60 countires- see below,, free use of computers (qq included) and more. You save money.
Our clean rooms include new hardwood floors. Some rooms include a private bathroom. The dorm rooms are very secure, with combination door locks.
Our clean 6-bed dorm includes a piano, refrigerator, kitchen sink and microwave.
Facilities include large lockers (30x30x38) with their own locks (no need to bring your own), games including Taboo, Jenga, Uno, cards, Pictionary, the Wii and golf putting. Our library of books include TOEFL, quiz books, phrase books, riddles and brain teasers! Yes many CDs Romantic comedies and coming soon 1,000s of movies and TV shows to watch free in our lobby-community room. Now also enjoy are new outdoor patio.
You can walk to the White House, the Capitol, the convention center, the free Smithsonian museums, restaurants, 14 movie theatres, Safeway supermarket, the pharmacy and the yellow line on the metro (just two minutes away).
In order to get the most out of DC, we recommend you plan to stay for at least three nights. There are many free places to go. Most museums are free and can take from 2 to 8 hours. Some people only stay one or two nights and are disappointed because they are rushed and can\\\'t do as many interesting and educational activities as they would like.
Our manager formerly served in a number of US government agencies, like the Department of State, US Agency for International Development,, the US Army, National Institute Of Health and the Government Accountability Office.
We look forward to making your stay enjoyable, inexpensive, healthy, educational and fun.
We do not permit alcohol, drugs, smoking or persons under the influence of alcohol .
The 10 % deposit is non refundable, and if we are not notified 24 hours in advance by email of a cancellation to IHUTDC@gmail.com you will be charged in full for 1 day of the reservation
Reception for Check ins are only available from 8:am to 11:pm. Please make your arrival time within these hours. because we cannot accommodate your arrival after 11PM. or before 8 AM. (Reception is not open 24 hours)
We do not permit residents of Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia to stay as guests.
Prices do not include the local DC Tax of 14.5% and the statement "Balance Due on Arrival is not accurate because it does not include the DC tax.
Free calls to landlines. If (c) after name to also cell phones
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei (c), Bulgaria, Canada (c), Chile, China (c), Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam (c), Hong Kong (c), Hungary, Iceland India (c), Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau (c), Malaysia (c), Malta, Mexico, Monaco Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (c), Romania, Russia, ), San Marino (c), Singapore (c) Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand (c), Turkey, United Kingdom, United States (c), U.S. Virgin Islands (c), Venezuela Zambia,
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.
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Reading Light
- Taxes not included
- 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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Directions to International house of Washington.
From New York
By Bus: Google 'Chinatown Bus' to get the best bus tickets:
About 5 companies have lowest rates from NY $20 one way (4 hr. 20 minute ride ,unless
traffic problems) and other areas. Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore.
The drop of locations are in bustling Chinatown and we are a 7-10 minute walk.
This web site lists most buses and links to their web pages
Greyhound bus station is some distance from Chinatown and center of activities and we do not recommend it..
By Bus from NY
Drop off in Chinatown (7th and H St. NW area).Walk North (up slight hill) on 7th St., Turn right on NY Ave (about 2 blocks). Take 1st left on 6th St. NW. Walk 1 minute to International House of United Tel (1110 6th St. NW) Building with fire escape. There is no sign on building because this is an historical district and signs are not allowed.
From Ronald Regan National Airport. (DCA)
Take Metro-Yellow line into city (East side of platform) Get off at 'Mount Vernon Square 7th st. Convention Center'. Take escalator to exist.
On reaching street turn cross the street toward 'Subway food store, Keep going in that direction on M Street passing a large church on the left side of the street. At the corner turn right on 6 St. down the hilll to near end with TownHouse with fire escape # 1110. There are no signs because this is an historical district.
By Air from Dulles International Airport (IAD)
$60 by Taxi or #6 by bus (45 min-1 hour ride either means)
Cheapest way: Take City Bus 'Metro' for $6.00 per person from red, white and blue sign where buses stop. Bus Stop is a good walk to the right when you exit the terminal.
Get off at last stop L'enfant Plaza.
Here you have 2 choices
( 1) Take a Taxi, maximum $9.00 � meter reading plus $1,50 per large bag and $1.50 for each additional person.
(2) Take Metro to 'Mount Vernon Square 7th st. Convention Center'. Take escalator to exit. On reaching street, cross the street toward 'Subway food store, Keep going in that direction on M Street passing a large church on the left side of the street. At the corner turn right on 6 St. down the hilll to near end with TownHouse with fire escape # 1110. There are no signs because this is an historical district..
Air from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
Transportation Directions from BWI
BEST ROUTE Marc Train $5- $7, to Union Station in Washington, but does not run on Saturday or Sundays
By Train AMTRAK to Union Station about $20-$25
Public Transportation City Bus �B30�
6:00 AM First Bus, 10:50 PM Last bus
Take B30 to Greenbelt Station
Step 1: 8:20 Leave Airport for Greenbelt Station
8:52 Arrive Greenbelt Metro Station
Step 2 8:57 Take Metro Green line toward Branch Ave
Arrive 9:22 Arrive Mount Vernon Square Convention Center, 7th St. Station
Cost US$5.45 Total
After 10:50 PM Private Companies only
Super shuttle Make reservation on line
$60.00 to $75
FROM UNION STATION
Take Metro Red line and change at Gallery place to the Yellow or Green line. Go 1 stop to 'Mount Vernon Square 7th St. Convention Center'.
Take escalator to exist. On reaching street cross the street toward 'Subway food store, Keep going in that direction on M Street passing a large church on the left side of the street. At the corner turn right on 6 St. down the hilll to near end with TownHouse with fire escape # 1110. There are no signs because this is an historical district.
From here you can walk to almost everything: Chinatown, Washington Convention Center, tourist attractions, museums, the metro station, and the Verizon Events Center for basketball, hockey and concerts. The White House is just a 15-20 minute walk from our hostel.