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Firehouse Hostel Reviews

605 Brazos Street, Austin, USA

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89%

Rating
206 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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94%

Great hostel location brilliant Wifi was terrible though... Bathroom on our floor always undergoing maintenance but of an inconvenience to go downstairs all the time Overall atmosphere


83%

The security was a bit average considering the door wouldn't shut and needed to be re-hung on the dorm room so the swipe card was useless most of the time. Could definitely do with an outdoors communal area, however location is second to none, right on 6th street.


91%

Great Location. Nice City. Hostel is highly recommended because of the location!!!


100%

Great hostel - very easy to meet cool people and its right in the middle of all of the action. Would highly recommend it.


97%

I love this place. Bottom line. Gota see it to believe it.

  • 24th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

just a great hostel. unbeatable location, great atmosphere, clean, good facilities and the free breakfast is great. loved Austin and stayed about twice as long as planned and was at Firehouse the whole time. pub crawls 3 times a week and day trips are also offered (I did the river tubing which was awesome). If I went back to Austin I'd stay here again.


83%

Great location downtown, convenient to public transit (bus from airport is $1.50, weekly pass less than $10) attached bar is a great place to start the night.


89%

The best thing of the Firehouse hostel is the location. One block far from 6th street, it is perfect to visit the main attraction of Austin.


74%

Definitely need earplugs when trying to sleep and the springs can be felt in the mattress. But otherwise, great location, friendly staff and pretty chilled atmosphere.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Had a blast

  • 30th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Staff was super-helpful and friendly. Room was clean, so was bathroom. It was weird that the third floor ladies room doesn't have locks on the stall doors? But not a big deal. Free Breakfast was a huge plus. Came for a conference, was able to find a quiet place to work on my presentation and practice. Wifi was reliable. Great location!

  • 23rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Too bad they don't really hv a common room.


91%

Free towels, excellent breakfast spread (fresh fruit!), basic decor, comfy bed. Water pressure in the shower was great. Right downtown, the location could not be better. If you don't feel like wandering too far away there is an excellent bar by the same name adjacent to the hospital (think they're connected). There's a elevator and laundry available. Limited common area so a little challenging for making friends but great for people who plan to be out all day. I didn't mind the squeaky beds.


100%

nice hostel, good breakfast would come back/10


83%

Beds comfortable but room was too cold - windows open AND air-con on when there are storms & the temp is only 50 degrees - ridiculous!


97%

Brilliant hostel. Won't stay anywhere else in Austin. So clean and friendly people. Didn't want to leave! The bar behind the book shelf is a chamber of mastery!!!

  • 9th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Perfect hostel if you're up for meeting people and going out for a party, met some really good friends at the Firehouse!

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The hostel itself is in a fabulous location, close to everything. No need for public transit or a car, really. The music at the lounge sounded really good. In case people were worried about sleeping, the hostel staff even provided you with free earplugs. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and lockers were a plus. The free breakfast was outstanding. I have travelled for 40 years, staying in hostels all over the world, and this was the best.


100%

This hostel is in downtown, just off sixth street. It's extremely close to 4th street, 2nd street and various other nightlife places, and it's not far from Soco, the capitol, UT, and many other places. All in all, I was very happy with my stay.


100%

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay! Cool old building, clean facilities, amazing breakfast with pastries, fruit, and such. Crazy good location, could walk everywhere. Upgraded to one of their "deluxe" dorms... nicer beds with bigger lockers, highly recommended for $3 more. The bar was awesome, had live music and is popular with locals. Staff was great.


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