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The Wild, Wild West Dallas Irving Backpackers' B&B Reviews

214 W. 6th. Str., Irving, TX, Dallas, USA

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554 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Thanks for taking a minute to provide us with your feedback, glad you and your companion had a good time. You needed a ride and we provided you with one. Happy Travels! Ivan


I liked this hostel and its Wild West atmosphere. It was close to the train and I was able to visit both downtown Dallas and Fort Worth Stockyards on the same day!! There was extra security lock for the female dorm, which they had just installed. I got to meet some cool world travelers, place was welcoming and clean. I'm a vegetarian and I was able to cook a meal for myself, kitchen was fully stocked!. Would recommend and use it again when in Dallas!

  • 15th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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I will use it again and recommend friends

  • 14th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Considering the Dallas area, this is a good deal. Pros: Nearby Irving Dart-station, transportation for Dallas downtown is easy More like a private home Cons: In the dormitory the top bunk right in front of the door is too hot because of the AC system. The bottom bunk was too cold. I guess the other bunks are good. Some pillows need to be replaced

  • 11th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Wild bill sniffing panties and drinking cough medicine all day! Enough said!


It is not in Dallas as you search Dallass' hostels. It is in Irving downtown, but it is cool to use the DART train. The beds was almost dangerous by placing bed over the other so all the night I was afraid may the upper bed fall on me. The sheets was unclean. The blankets was almost used for months without cleaning it. The weather was cold at night without turning the heat on till the early morning. The


when i arrived in the place there wasnt any staff to receive me, there was no sheets in the bed and when i left they didnt know how much i should pay.


This place had poor security with a front door that was never locked and no locks on the bedroom doors. The place had been poorly renovated from what it used to be, with pokey little shower rooms and toilets in very odd places. Cleanliness was not a top priority. During my 4night stay I never saw any cleaning take place, it was the kind of place you definitely wore jandals in the shower, and look out for the old employee who comes and harasses the guests, theres no permanent staff member on site


The owner is nice but turns up 4 hours after calling him so you're just sat there with your bags. The location is like an hour journey from slight civilisation. We found a cockroach in our bed sheet. There was a meth addict claiming everyone stole his food and he was just loitering in the hostel...until he was arrested. I feel harsh as Ivan is a nice guy trying to run a successful business but I can't lie and other travellers should know. Do not come here expecting a backpackers experience


Ivan is a nice guy and all but I have to agree with all of these comments below regarding the security and cleanliness of the place. The bunk beds and mattresses need replacing ASAP I was horribly bitten by bedbugs and the place in general is just grungy and dirty. Carlos would be better being employed at the residence all the time as having other guests check people in seems rather silly and would help with the cleaning up aspect. Carlos is really informative and offers to drive places though.


This is one of the most unique hostels I have ever stayed in! I did enjoy my time here as I found it was placed halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth both of which are easy to get to by train.


It was a nice location. It has a home feel!

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great hostel, friendly staff. The only thing is it is quite far out from downtown Dallas but is easy enough to get to by train.


I would've liked to give this place a higher review as I did really like the staff & I appreciate the affordable accommodation & what they provide for travellers. I am hoping this review will prompt them to replace the linen/mattresses - The reason for the low rating is because I was bitten a ridiculous amount of times by bed bugs. Please resolve this for future guests as it was a horrible experience.


Although the hostel was a bit further out I found good public transport. Hotel was clean and was very chilled. The only downside was the sheets didn't fit the bed so kept coming off the corner and horrible plastic covers over the mattress was horrible to sleep on. People were all friendly and hostel was quiet enough if you wanted to chill you could. I would Def stay again


I got a really nice stay in this hotel. Paul was very friendly and helpful. Thanks for everything, I will go back soon, for sure!!


Was a nice place to stay! Was out of town but it was overall comfortable and I was only there one night so I'm not a great judge! Owner seemed very nice and accomadating


A great place...just like being in your own house!


It was a good place to stay, well connected to the public transportation, and with good facilities. However, I would recommend to renew the bed linen and to remove the plastic from the matresses, because it makes a lot of noise while everybody is sleeping. The top of my staying was Paul the owner, he was very helpful and nice at all times and I thank him for that.


Staff is really nice, but if you dont have a car location is not great. Its quite ok.

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