William Penn House

Hostel

Address

515 East Capitol St SE Washington DCSee nearby area

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Lonely Planet review

On a peaceful street five blocks east of the Capitol, this friendly Quaker-run guesthouse with garden offers clean, well-maintained dorms, though it could use more bathrooms. There are 30 beds total, including a four-bed room for families ($135 per night). The facility doesn’t require religious observance, but there is a religious theme throughout, and it prefers guests be active in progressive causes. The curious and spiritually minded can rise for the 7:30am worship service.

Our independent authors have visited William Penn House and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Capitol Hill & Southeast DC.

Description provided by property

William Penn House is a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) hospitality and seminar center on Capitol Hill. The House is an historic row house in a residential setting.

We are five blocks from the US Capitol, and within walking distance of the museums and monuments. We have 30 beds in shared accommodations with 5 bathrooms and 7 showers. We provide a simple breakfast. The house is non-smoking and alcohol and drug free. We have quiet hours from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM.

We often host peace and social justice advocates and like minded visitors to the nation's Capitol. We welcome Friends, families, groups, gays and lesbians and visitors of all ages. However, the house is not handicap accessible.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
We accept MC, VISA and cash.
Taxes are included in the price.

PLEASE NOTE LATEST CHECK-IN IS 9PM. Special arrangements must be made in advance for late arrivals with an additional $10 charge per guest. We do not take late check-ins after midnight.

* We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your reservation less than 24 hours in advance, we will charge you for the first night of your stay.

* We do not take phone messages for guests. We have a guest phone in the dining room.

* We provide wireless internet (for a one time $5 fee) and a computer kiosk (for free).

* Check out is at 10 a.m., although we can hold your luggage for a later departure.

* No alcohol or smoking in the house.

* We do not provide parking and parking in our neighborhood is very restricted. Please ask about options for where you can park if you plan on bringing a car.

Services & facilities

  • Air Conditioning
    • Air Conditioning
    • Ceiling Fan
  • Parking
    • Bicycle Parking
  • Recreation
    • Board games
    • Book Exchange
    • Common Room
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast Included
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free Internet Access
    • Internet Access
  • Housekeeping
    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
  • Luggage storage
    • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor space
    • Outdoor Terrace
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