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Firehouse Hostel Reviews

605 Brazos Street, Austin, USA

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88%

Rating
424 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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71%

Really great bar downstairs - awesome cocktails, staff and atmosphere. The kitchen was good, lots of choice for breakfast, social area and a good area for cooking etc. Only negative was the room was pretty cold and a little basic compared to the other facilities. Really good location, especially for going out on 6th Street and walking to Congress etc.

  • 21st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I love everything about this hostel! Best breakfast ive had so far! Lovely staff and amazing location.


74%

It's on top of a bar so I could hear the bar music till 2am. Not surprising since it's located in party/bar central. The mattress was a spring which was worn out and uncomfortable.


86%

The most open and friendly hostel I've stayed at so far. Found that people who make their way here are very welcoming to making new friends. Staff are good and want to make sure you have a good time without a feeling of over doing it. The only things that let this hostel down are the kitchen facilities, which are completely inadequate for the amount of people that stay here. Austin is expensive to eat in, and trying to cook here is incredibly difficult. Noise from the bar gave me trouble 1night


100%

Sweet friendly staff awesome location great breakfast


94%

This was the perfect place to stay during fff, all the front desk staff were great. We loved the hostel atmosphere and decor, and the Firehouse Lounge and their staff were rad as well. Thanks so much!

  • 5th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Firehouse Hostel has a great vibe! Enhancing to the positive experience was being there during the Austin Film Festival and Dia de los Muertos celebrations.


89%

Great hostel in the heart of the city. The room was smaller than expected but the size of the bunks more than made up for it. It looked like they were custom built rather than a standard old bunk bed and they had backpackers in mind when doing it. There was so much additional space so all of your belongings could be right there. In addition each bunk having multiple plug and USB sockets was a lovely bonus. The staff were so friendly too, I can't recommend this hostel enough when in Austin.


89%

Great, awesome stay!


91%

Very well located close to the 6th street where you can find lots of bars, not far also from the capitole and the bat bridge. Staff very nice, they indicated me great places to eat and see concerts, plus printed my flight ticket for me which was super nice of them.. Rooms are clean, locker available on the bottom of the bed, just a little noisy with the air conditioning but nothing too bad. Breakfast is amazing, lots of pastries, never seen so much choices of juices, kinds of milk and cereals!


69%

Great location! Some staff could have been more helpful but the majority were lovely. Not the cleanest hostel. We were in a six bed dorm and it was absolutely tiny which was a bit annoying because there was no room to get our backpacks out from the storage under the bed.


100%

It was a great first experience and helped me realize that the hostel world is a very safe form of travel. I was greeted with great respect and met some cool people along the way.

  • 14th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

This is the perfect location downtown. You can't beat it! Right next to dirty 6th if you're into the roudy college bar scene, but really short walk to the more sophisticated West 6th. Can't be more centrally located for such a cheap price. They also have a lounge downstairs that's really cool. See how the doors open when you get there! Wish there was a little bit more of a social atmosphere in the kichen and hallways, but can't complain. A TV would definitely bring more travelers together.


97%

Perfect location near 6th street. Very clean room, showers and toilets and a big area with good lighting to get ready and do make up. Breakfast included muffins, bagels, toast and fresh fruit. A very enjoyable stay- Austin was great, I'd definitely return!


86%

Couldn't ask for a better place on location plus value! Would Tay here again if back in town


83%

Stayed for 3 nights. Fairly small hostel but met some cool people. Was in a 12 bed room which felt cramped and lockers fairly small. Breakfast was good as they had muffins, cereal and fruit. Great location, 6th street bars are less than 5 minutes away. Bar downstairs was closed due to a bereavement but looked pretty cool. Overall a good hostel, perhaps a bit pricey for what it is.


89%

Great location, good facilities and misunderstanding staff.


71%

Good location and decent breakfast. no air con in bedroom made it very hot for sleeping in Texas


91%

nice staff

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

A really good hostel. Staff were friendly and helpful and the bar attached was a good way to meet people. Location was right next to 6th street for stumbling back from bars. The only improvement for me would be to have plug sockets nearer to the top bunks. I also felt slightly unsafe climbing to the top bunk as the step ladders distances were quite large and I'm only little and the bed made you fall in the centre!


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