City House Hostel Washington DC

506 H Street NE, Washington DC

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City House Hostel Washington DC

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Directions

Union Station

It’s a Short Walk to the Hostel

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 (due to construction, cross the street first then turn right.). 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.

Union Station - Train Depot: (Amtrak, MARC, VRE)
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 (due to construction, cross the street first then turn right.). 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.

Union Station - Car Park:
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 (due to construction, cross the street first then turn right.). 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.

Union Station - MetroRail:
Exit the train and take the platform exit labeled “Massachusetts Avenue”. Once through the 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 (due to construction, cross the street first then turn right.). 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.

Union Station - By Taxi / Ride Share

It’s a Short DC Taxi Cab / Ride Share to the Hostel

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.

Union Station - Train Depot: (Amtrak, MARC, VRE)
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.

Union Station - Car Park:
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.

Union Station - MetroRail:
Exit the train and take the platform exit labeled “Massachusetts Avenue”. Once through the exit turnstile, proceed straight then left up the escalator to the outside of the building. At the top of the escalator, face the traffic circle. Turn left and follow the covered portico to the DC Taxi Cab stand.



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 (due to construction, cross the street first then turn right.). 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 (due to construction, cross the street first then turn right.). 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 (due to construction, cross the street first then turn right.). 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 (due to construction, cross the street first then turn right.). 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 (due to construction, cross the street first then turn right.). 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).

Located near

4 Blocks to Union Station 4 Blocks to the US Capital 6 Blocks to the world famous Smithsonian Museums 3 Blocks to the Atlas Theater We are in the center of it all! Whether you want the hippest nightlife or the most educational day trips we are only a few short tree lined streets away from it all!

Conditions & Policy

Age Restriction

Please Note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in: 3pm (we are happy to keep guests' luggage, but arriving guests do not have access to the property until after 2pm on the day of their arrival/check in). Check out: 10:30am – Please vacate your bed/room/house by 10:30am on your departure/final day (we are happy to keep guests' luggage, but departing guests do not have access to the property after 10:30am on the day of their check out). Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes not included - 14.5% government tax is added upon check in. Due to the close communal quarters share by our guests and our staff, we need to consider the safety and needs of the many. In doing so Management reserves the right to deny stay/use of the facilities to anyone for the following reasons but is not withheld to the reasons listed. These reasons are up to the manager's discretion and may include Overall Health, Cleanliness and Mental State. No curfew. Non smoking. All guests must be over the age of 18 unless prior approval is obtained. Reservations are limited to 14 days per calendar year. All reservations must be secured with a valid credit card. All guests upon check in will be required to read and agree to the property rules; should the rules not be followed the guest may be asked to leave. There is a very strict 'No Drugs' policy anywhere on the property. Smoking is only allowed outside. We are a Shoe Free hostel - feel free to bring indoor slippers if you'd like! Non-paying guests are not allowed in any guest room. This is a travel hostel. At check-in, all guests must present a valid passport or a valid government issued ID and proof of ongoing travel. If you are a resident of the city or zip codes within a 10 mile radius are permitted, as this is a travelers hostel - you MUST provide proof of ongoing travel. Otherwise, you are not permitted to stay.