Mass Housing Resources

Looking to house lots of activists or volunteers in town for an event or mobilization?  Check out these resources.  All information is subject to change - if you learn different information or find more places who offer mass housing, please let us know!  Email, thanks!  Updated 09/20/10

If you are looking for individual and smaller group housing click here.

St. Stephen’s Church
Address: Newton and 16th NW, Washington D.C. 20010
Contact Person: Brian Best (Parish Coordinator)
Telephone: (202) 232-0900
Email Address:
Fee: $5/person per night
Capacity: No limit on guests, but may be limited by the number of bathrooms
Description: St. Stephen’s is a great meeting and housing space, which caters frequently to activist organizations and non-profit groups.  No beds available, groups will require sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, etc.  No showers available.

William Penn House
Address: 515 East Capitol Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003
Contact Person: Byron Sanford (Executive Director)
Telephone: (202) 543-5560
Email Address:
Fee: Individual Rate – $40/night
Group Rates – Up to 14 persons, $40/night per person.  15-19 persons, $35/night per person.  20-26 persons, $30/night per person.  More than 26 persons should consider booking the whole house for $850 a night.
Capacity: Can hold up to 30 people
Description: William Penn House is a Quaker center for exploring and making visible the Quaker testimonies of peace, community, simplicity, equality, and truth.  House is complete with 30 available beds in shared rooms, and linens, towels, and a simple daily breakfast are provided.  7 showers and 5 bathrooms are available.

Steinbruck Center at Luther Place
Address: 1226 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20005
Contact Person: Bianca Vazquez
Telephone: (202) 667-1377 ext 204
Email Address:
Fee: $30/person/night, willing to work with groups with financial need
Capacity: 36 people
Description: Steinbruck Center has 36 beds -- 26 bunk beds and 10 mattresses that get pulled when needed. Bathrooms and showers are available. Kitchenette available free of charge; access to full kitchen for duration of stay costs an additional $50.

Shalom Place, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Address: 3655 Calvert Street NW, Washington D.C. 20007
Telephone: (202) 333-4949
Email Address:
Fee: 25 dollars per person per night
Capacity: Can house 10-24 person groups
Description: Shalom Place seeks to provide economical hospitality and service-learning opportunities to groups who want to further their understanding and experiences of social justice.  It is complete with 2 bathrooms with showers, and has two large shared-living bedrooms with 24 beds total.  Also comes complete with functioning kitchen, and a computer with internet.  Bring your own linens, no food is provided.

Adams Inn
Address: 1746 Lanier Pl NW, Washington D.C. 20009
Contact Person: Ann Owens
Telephone: (202) 745-3600
Email Address:
Fee: Shared Bathroom Rates: $99-$119/night per person, $600-$700/week per person Private Bathroom Rates: $129-$149/night per person, $800-$910/week per person
Capacity: 26 rooms available, 1-3 beds in each room
Description: Services provided include shared and private bathrooms with showers, a small continental breakfast, wireless internet connections (limited availability), free computer usage with internet, laundry services, and linens (towels, sheets, pillows, etc).

American Guest House B&B
Address: 2005 Columbia Road NW, Washington D.C. 20009
Contact Person: Lucia Rosan
Telephone: (703) 768-0335
Email Address:
Fee: $160-$280/night per room (some rooms can house 2 people)
Capacity: (9 rooms can house up to 2 people and 3 rooms can house up to 1 person each
Description: The American Guest House provides guests with linens, beds, free wireless internet service, refrigerators, private bathrooms complete with showers, free computer usage, FAX machines, and multiple other benefits and amenities.

Capitol City Hostel
Address: 2411 Benning Rd NE, Washington D.C. 20002
Telephone: (202) 387-1328
Fee: $15 to $20/person per night
Description: Capitol City Hostel is an environmentally friendly, co-ed housing option, and comes complete with beds, linens, computer service with free internet, two bathrooms with showers, full kitchen, and a TV room.

Center for Educational Design and Communication
Address: 821 Varum St. NE, Washington D.C. 20017
Contact Person: Daniel Frascella
Telephone: (202) 635-7987
Email Address:
Fee: $30/person per night
Capacity: Up to 20 people
Description: The Center for Educational Design and Communication caters to small groups and organizations, and provides 19 single rooms and 1 double room for overnight accommodations.  Each room is equipped with beds, linens, towels, a sink, and there are numerous bathrooms with showers available.  Some food services are available upon request and planning, and it comes complete with a garden and grill.

Hostelling International
Address: 1009 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202-737-2333
Email Address:
Fee: $25 - $40 / person / night (also have private rooms for more).  Breakfast is $2/ person extra
Description:  Near chinatown / metro center / mt. vernon square and is an Eco Hostel (they're energy star certified).

Washington International Student Center
Address: 2451 18th Street N.W. Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: 1-800-567-4150
Fee: $24 / night, includes breakfast
Description: First night of parking free / free pickup from Union Station and Greyhound

Center for Educational Design
Address: 821 Varnum St. NE, Washington D.C.
Contact Person: Will
Email Address:
Telephone: (202) 635-7987
Fee: $30 per person per night, social justice groups only (of 6 or more)
Capacity: 21-bed facility
Description: 3/4-mile walk to metro
Neighborhood: Brookland

The Pilgrimage (a Christian learning center)
22nd and P St. NW, Washington D.C.
$25/person/night; 2-night minimum
40 beds, groups of 10-40 only
has kitchen, near Dupont Circle, Red line
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

Washington Seminar Center – Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Address: 4th St. SE and Independence St. SE, Washington D.C.
50 beds, groups of 15+ only
Bring own bedding. Has kitchen.
Capitol Hill