Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Listed on our website for groups

Additional Terms and Conditions

Listed on our website for groups

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The building is situated in the vibrant and historic U Street district, only a few feet away from the metro entrance. We boast capsule sleeping units, that will provide unparalleled audio and visual privacy while encasing you in a cocoon of safe and sound sleep.

The building has an elevator to make your check-in effortless and multiple hang-out areas. We have a quiet second-floor working area, with office chairs and a table, with gigabit internet. The first floor, meanwhile, has a beautiful communal space, with free coffee and tea always!

We provide free gym access, sauna, steam room access (suspended due to Covid-19 measures still), free small breakfast from our soon to open coffee shop in the lobby (suspended currently due to Covid-19 and coffee shop opening shortly), laundry facilities, and events - we hope you will come and check us out!


We can also arrange concierge for bigger groups. For 3-6 people that's $105 / $120 / $140 for DCA, BWI, IAD respectively. Larger group options also available, and they become much better priced and convenient for school groups, etc. - please contact us to arrange these.

U Street Capsule Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the full cost of the reservation. Small groups (4-10 people) and large groups (10+ people) have different cancellation/change periods listed below and on our website.

Check-in from 15:00, but we can usually get you in earlier, or at least have you leave your luggage in the morning.
Check out at 11:00 am

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards available, if the card on file is declined.
This property pre-charges your card for the total before arrival.

14.95% Taxes not included
Breakfast included (Suspended due to COVID-19)

Reception hours 8AM to 1PM and 6PM to 10PM
No curfew.

Cancellations and modifications are allowed up to 24 hours prior to arrival date, and check-in time (3 PM), without any costs for individuals (less than 4 people in a reservation). Small groups are also subject to a 25% deposit that becomes non-refundable 72 hours prior to arrival date.
Small and Large Groups’ cancellation times may vary - please check our website.
Upon arrival, full payment will be accepted in cash (USD)/travelers checks or credit cards VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER/AMEX. We do not accept personal checks.
Valid foreign/domestic passport or government ID required to Check-in, along with a valid credit card.

All of our guests must be over 16 years old in shared dorms. In private rooms, the minimum age is 14 years old, when traveling with an adult guardian.
Guests are not allowed to stay for more than 7 days a year, and we do not allow locals from Washington, DC.
Please do not forget the 14.95% dc taxes are added to all reservations.

No Smoking anywhere in the building fines up to $500 for smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 May 2022
    I really liked the capsules, it gave me privacy. The location was perfect, I would stay here again.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 May 2022
    The staff was very helpful with my last minute stay since my flight was overbooked. The facility was clean, everyone was friendly and made me feel safe; which is the most important to me since I’m a single female traveler. 10/10 recommend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 May 2022
    Great stay as usual! It was my second time here and I really enjoy staying in the pods! It's an ideal hostel experience with a perfect balance of sharing a common space while still having some personal space. Super friendly staff and always fun meeting new people even for a short while! ^^
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 May 2022
    Nice clean place in the middle of DC!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    02 May 2022
    It served our purposes well: clean room, comfortable beds, decent shower, convenient location. There was a bit of unnecessary hall noise quite late … it involved staff helping a late arrival check in … you should know this noise carries. Also, nobody was any help for finding parking and it was a somewhat difficult task. As at other hostels, this should be ready information, as should hints for public transit use etc. FYI an app called SpotHero was useful
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    27 May 2022
    It’s a great location, keep in mind you need the app to get into the hostel/check in, there’s staff around a little bit during the day but not much in the evening. The concept of the pods is very cool but I wouldn’t recommend staying more than 2 nights, the mattresses are incredibly thin and uncomfortable but I did love the pod. There are no lockers or really space for much storage so keep that in mind with your luggage. Showers are in the basement but that was fine. Overall my stay was good!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Jun 2022
    Very cool concept however everything was remotely and I did not meet one staff member or no one ever answered the phone number provided . Before my arrival o did get a email inquiring about my arrival. I had questions about my parking situation and never got a reply email. It was a cool concept to sleep in a pod , however , the mattress was ultra thin and it was equal to camping and sleeping in a sleeping bag. It was not comfortable but it did provide me a a place to rest.
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 May 2022
    While the location was amazing and the beds were super cool, the beds were also the worst to sleep on. The mattress was so thin you might as well have slept on nothing but the hard plastic of the space pod. Barley slept that night because it was such an uncomfortable bed. Also the showers being in the basement was a bit annoying. Did love the self check in though
    Denmark, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.9


    09 Jun 2022
    Great location, near lots of nice restaurants and not too far from the National Mall. However, there are no lockers and the capsules don't have proper doors, they just have a pull-down-blind, so there is nowhere to safely store your stuff - you just have to be very trusting of the other travellers and cleaners. There is often no staff at the desk, they're only there from 8am-1pm, then 6pm-10pm. The capsule wasn't exactly clean and none of the charging ports worked in mine. A little disappointed.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    27 Apr 2022
    Very bad Hostel, really unfriendly and rude staff. Would not recommend to anyone. If your are staying in DC look at The Generator Hostel instead!
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi