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William Penn House

  • Excellent35%
  • Very good55%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
27 Dec 2017
“If you value a warm welcome more than creature comfort, this is your place.”
18 Jul 2015
“Great place to stay & walk to all of the Museums!”
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Free Parking
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Staying at the William Penn House is like staying with family. It's a big, rambling structure with cozy public spaces and old-style dormitory sleeping options, which means, mostly, lots of beds in large rooms with shared bathrooms. I reserved the only two-person room and had...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

This was a wonderful place to stay. Traveled with a 13 year old and stayed in a female dorm room. VERY clean and the staff was super friendly and helpful. Lockers available for valuables ($5 for entire stay). Quiet time was observed by all so...More

2  Thank Karen S
Response from William Penn H, Manager at William Penn HouseResponded 17 August 2016

Thank you for the review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 6 March 2015

I've been staying in this 30-bed hostel since 2008 when I first brought a 6th grade class to DC. We diverted one year to the International Hostel on 1009 11th Street, NW, but the ambiance was completely different. Both are good, but it depends what...More

1  Thank Megapod1988
Reviewed 6 June 2014

The staff was really friendly, the hostel is located in a nice area close to the Capitol. The rooms and the bathrooms were clean. I stayed in an all female 4 person dorm, which was really nice. The breakfast was nice, nothing special, but good...More

2  Thank leppi3008
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

A very comfortable group living room and eating area accommodates a lot of people. A school group of 6th graders made the evening boisterous, but they were quiet in the sleeping area. Sleeping quarters are bunk beds and there are four to six beds (2-3...More

3  Thank SR-1007
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Top amenities
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Price range
USD 40 - USD 50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
USD 40 - USD 50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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17 September 2015|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $45 per night per person (including tax). May be cheaper with group rates (we were not traveling as a group)
Room Tips
"Dorm style - think Hostel"
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"Shared rooms, but top bunk in men's dorm has nighttime view of Capitol."
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"The Ten Bed Dorm is just as good as the Four Bed Dorm in my not so humble opinion,"
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"Any room with other travelers."
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