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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Firehouse Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the heart of Austin! The Firehouse is the only hostel in the central downtown area! We are located within walking distance of everything this fun and quirky city has to offer. The building is tucked away just around the corner from historic 6th Street with its legendary nightlife and live music scene. The Firehouse serves as the perfect home-base amid all the action.

Featured in Lonely Planet, the Guardian, the Washington Post, and on the Travel Channel!

The Firehouse Hostel is located in the oldest standing fire station in Austin, originally built in 1885. Locally owned and operated, started by travelers for travelers, the hostel first opened in 2013 after an extensive renovation project that updated the building’s interior. Today, the Firehouse is the largest hostel in Texas!

We provide…
• 24-hour reception
• secure luggage storage
• TWO pillows per bed
• free linens and towels
• free strong Wi-Fi
• free healthy breakfast

Our “Deluxe” dorms feature custom heavy duty bunks with large lockers built in underneath. Each bed includes power outlets and a reading light.

The attached Firehouse Lounge is a great place to meet fellow travelers and locals, sip on handcrafted cocktails or locally brewed beers, and enjoy live music. You can access our popular speakeasy-style cocktail bar through a hidden bookshelf in the hostel lobby!

Guests love…
• our fun, friendly, and helpful staff
• the character of our historic building
• our amazing breakfast with fresh fruit, cereal, oatmeals, breads & bagels, and more
• our unbeatable location, close to all the sightseeing, attractions, music venues, and nightlife

The Firehouse staff is always available to help make your stay wonderful. Austin’s bike-share stations are only a block away. We are conveniently close to bus stops for all the major bus routes. You can even take the bus (CapMetro Route #20) to/from the airport in about 30 minutes for only $1.25!

If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to explore and experience Austin, the Firehouse is THE place to stay!

Taxes not included (additional 17%)
Service Fee not included (additional 3.99%)
3.99% Cash discount.
Guests must be 18 and up unless traveling with an adult
The Firehouse Lounge is limited to guests 21 and up only
Parking passes for a nearby garage are available on a limited basis, call or email for nightly rates.
Please visit our website for more detailed room descriptions View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Wanted to say that the staff here is simply the best and always helpful, shoutout to Taylor for helping me find a bandana and everyone else for always being welcoming. Definitely stay here if your looking for someplace close to downtown Austin, as 6th street is just around the corner!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Oct 2019
    Great location next to 6th street everything is walking distance. Not the best but not the worst atmosphere. Amazing staff there to help and make recommendations.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Oct 2019
    Taylor and Shota are great help at the reception.
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Oct 2019
    I really enjoyed my time here. I loved how close everything was and how helpful the staff was my favorite thing about this place was the amenities and the overall astetic of this place will definitely come back in the near future.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Oct 2019
    This was my first experience in a hostel and I was a little nervous. Once I arrived at the Hostel I was able to see the location, which is absolutely perfect and close to everything in Austin. The staff greeted me and was extremely friendly and helpful. The lounge in the hostel is fantastic! The kitchen area and bathrooms were extremely clean. The bedrooms were bunk beds and clean. I would highly recommend this hostel.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 Nov 2019
    We reserved a private room & it was a good stay. PRO'S: The location can't be beat! Right near the heart of 6th street, next to TONS of great bars, live music & good food. Quick Uber ride (or E-Bike ride) to anywhere in the city, even SoCo (about 10min Uber drive). Staff was friendly, hostel is clean,you get a free beer @ check in, the "speakeasy" bar is really cool. CONS: The beds are squeaky, the walls are thin, & the shared bathrooms didn't have shower curtains for some of the shower stalls.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Oct 2019
    Safe and thrilling great place to stay to get around ther city and surrounding areas
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    22 Oct 2019
    Very convenient location in downtown. Great accommodating and helpful when I had questions or requested for help. Excellent communication.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Oct 2019
    The location is great, really couldn’t ask for a better location. However, there was no sort of social events planned for anyone in the hostel to get to know one another. They rely on ppl going to the bar downstairs which is open to the public. It would be nice to have some sort of get together every evening to meet other people in the hostel! I would’ve liked Austin a lot more had I met someone but I didn’t meet a single person in the hostel. Also, some staff were really rude & no help at all.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    06 Oct 2019
    Firehouse is in a great location - right off 6th street. Austin is very accessible and vibrant! The Hostel was VERY noisy, the bar downstairs plays music EVERY night until 3AM. Once the bar closed, guests came up to the community room and continued their party. Quiet hours are midnight - 8AM and not enforced. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable about the city.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant