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Simpkins' / Hostel Capitol City Map

Hostel | 2411 Benning Road, NE, Washington, Washington DC, USA 20002

77.4% Overall Rating

243 out of 306 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/09/2014)

"Nice owner, everything is easy, good service, good connection to the important points (new streetcar is even better now!)"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note: Hostel will only take bookings from travelers or students, and a valid passport or full time University ID will be required upon check-in. Driver's licenses are not valid for our check in purposes You must check in no later than 9 pm on the day of arrival. If you have not included in your booking an approximate arrival time for check in, please email the hostel directly in order for your check in to go smoothly between the hours of 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., by appointment. If you need a slightly later or earlier time during the weekdays please request it.

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Follow H Street, from the White House or Metro Centre or Chinatown, or Union Station/Greyhound. [For MagaBus/ BoltBus, exit Union Station garage onto Hopscotch Bridge. Turn right (east).] Walk east or take the X2 Bus east. 2500 Benning Road (Oklahoma Ave stop on Benning) is the closest bus stop.( Benning is H Street, extended east starting at 15th.) When you get off of the X2 bus, walk 60 meters west to the hostel, next to Kerry’s Chinese Food, is 2411 Benning Road, Hostel Capitol City.

[Or take the Blue Line subway train from DCA airport to Stadium/ Armory and follow below directions.] [You can also take the Yellow Line to L'Enfant Plaza and then transfer to the Blue or Orange Lines. Get off at Stadium/ Armory. Exit Stadium side and follow these walking instructions.

Fastest way from Stadium/ Armory for DCA customers: The closest subway stop to the hostel is 12 blocks away. (Do not get on one of the many buses outside Stadium-Armory) It is the Stadium/Armory stop on the Blue or Orange line. Exit Stadium side and continue walking north to C St, NE and turn Right. Walk 2 blocks. Turn left on 21st and a soft right on to Oklahoma. Walk 3 blocks to find 24th. Turn left on 24th. Continue walking north 2 blocks to Benning Road and turn right. Walk 1/2 block. 2411 Benning Rd is on the main rd, between 24th and 25th, next to Kerry's Chinese Food Carry-out.

If you're coming from DCA (Reagan-National Airport) or IAD (Dulles Inter'l Airport) its faster to take the train than to take the X2 bus or walk along H Street...IF you can walk 12-15 min from Stadium/ Armory. If you can't hike it, take the X2 Metro Bus from Chinatown and follow above directions. Do not go to Benning Rd metro station. It is not close to the 2400 block of Benning Rd.
Fron IAD: take the 5A Metro bus for $5. Get off at Rosslyn. Exit bus and enter subway system. Take the Orange or Blue Line to Stadium/ Armory and follow the above walking instructions as listed from DCA (Reagan -National).
From BWI: Take the MARC or AMTRAK trains to Union Station. Go up stairs to the second floor garage where Mega Bus/ Greyhound is located. Exit to H Street and turn right (east) and follow the above walking or X2 bus direction from above for MegaBus/ Greyhound customers.