Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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…
• TWO pillows per bed
• free linens and towels
• free strong Wi-Fi

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 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%)
Guests must be 18 and up unless traveling with an adult
The Firehouse Lounge is limited to guests 21 and up only
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Welcome to the heart of Austin, where you'll find the friendly Firehouse Hostel. There's a story behind our name: our building was the longest-standing fire station in Austin, originally built in 1885. Cool right? Even cooler, since opening in 2013, we've become the largest hostel in the whole of Texas. Our attached Firehouse Lounge is a great place to meet people, sip on handcrafted cocktails or locally brewed beers, and enjoy live music. And the morning after, we'll make sure you're treated to a wholesome free breakfast.


Coming here from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport? Get MetroAirport bus 20 for just over a dollar. After about 40 minutes, you'll need to get off at Lavaca and 8th Street, and then we're an 8-minute walk from there. Easy! Once you're here, you'll be within walking distance of Austin's lively centre. We're just around the corner from historic 6th Street, known for its nightlife and music scene. If you're here for sightseeing, it'll take you just over 10 minutes to walk to the Texas State Capitol building or the Colorado River.

Rooms and Dorms

There's plenty to choose from: go for a mixed or female-only economy dorm or upgrade to a deluxe or a private room for some alone-time. The deluxe dorms have custom-made bunks with built-in lockers, and each bed has power outlets and a reading light. Whatever you choose, towels and bed linen are free, plus we'll give you not one but two pillows! All our rooms have air con and are accessible via elevator.

Extras and activities

If you haven't made any evening plans, withdraw some cash from our on-site ATM, then head through the hidden bookshelf in our lobby to discover our speakeasy-style cocktail bar. Alternatively, pop into our common room to make some new friends... then head to our kitchen areas to impress them with your cooking skills. Swing by reception – our staff are there 24/7 – to get friendly Texan-style tips on the best of Austin, and pick up a free map.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Dec 2020
    All I can say is “Wow” what a bang for your buck. Great atmosphere and perfectly located for all sorts of Austin activities. Really good place for a party of 5 or more. Easy peasy check in process if you know how to read and know your numbers 1-10 lol
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Dec 2020
    Friendly staff, great location. Basic breakfast fruits, coffee served complimentary. Pub crawl was fun, although the hostel wasn’t very crowded due to COVID. All the amenities were nice. Free towel use was greatly appreciated.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Feb 2021
    We stayed on the top floor and loved it. I especially appreciated the tiled shower and the rooftop windows. Easy check in process. I would highly recommend.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    11 Feb 2021
    Nice hostel with friendly staff. Right in the middle of downtown area. Bars and restaurants everywhere.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    29 Dec 2020
    My boyfriend and I stayed in the private suite for 3 nights. It has an amazing view, there's a bunk bed with a queen bed in the room, private bathroom and mini fridge. Self check-in process. Location along with price is unbeatable! Overall the hostel was such a great choice and I would definitely stay there again in a heart beat. Why not 10/10?: Bartender in bar wasn't friendly on new years eve.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Sep 2020
    Great location, clean and tidy. Would stay again
    Paraguay, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Sep 2020
    The check-in was easy and the room was clean and simple. It was well worth the money and the location is great!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    21 Jan 2021
    It was very nice. I enjoyed the location and helpful, friendly staff. The baseboards and windows sills surrounding my bunk could have used some cleaning. But I had a great view out my bunk window of downtown Austin in the historic Driskill Hotel. The hostel also had useful local tips and historical info.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    12 Nov 2020
    I had a good experience, everything I needed was there and there were fun events happening. Very cool space. One male staff, in particular, is very grumpy and doesn't care what he says around the people who stay there. We all found it laughable though, so nothing to worry about. Nice man and does his job, just super grumpy. But who cares? It's a hostel and it was dope :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    09 Nov 2020
    My experience with drifter jacks is this, I made a reservation from hostel world for a three day stay and was given a confirmation email, I get there and pay for my room and they tell me sorry we're all out of rooms so I asked for a refund and they said it would be five to seven business days to get my money back. Here it is more than a week later and they still haven't refunded me. Not only that, they charged me again for an additional three days that I never even used. BBB is now involve
    USA, Male, 41+
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  • 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
  • Express check-in / out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Wi-Fi