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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • 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
  • Superb 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
Please visit our website for more detailed room descriptions. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Oct 2021
    I didn’t know that I needed this Hostel in my life!! Recommended x1000
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2021
    The people in this hostel are amazing. I was welcomed from the moment I walked in and invited to Barton springs, I had a blast and got tacos after. We did a pub crawl and unfortunately my bag god swiped but then staff did anything possible to make me feel better. The kitchen was good and the guests were kind and it was just a good vibe. The icing on the cake was the my flight being cancelled and them being able to get me a room. It saved my ass and they deserve 100 stars. Cant wait to come back.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2021
    Checked in and Tatiana and Kaz welcomed me in and immediately made me feel at home. They gave me great insider info on places to go, food to eat, places to hangout. Kaz led the bar crawl on friday and Saturday night and each were incredible! We saw many diff spots and had an incredible time each night! Really awesome vibe and people. Would absolutely recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2021
    If you want to have the best time on 6th staying here is a great start. Great place to find new friends. To pregame or to close your night, there is a bar attached to the lobby. Just a half block to 6th. Clean room and awesome staff. I’ll stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2021
    Unbeatable location, great staff, comfortable bunks, sweet kitchen, and good vibes all-around. The speakeasy downstairs is formidable as well. Kaz, who works there, is one of the coolest people ever and made my stay amazing!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2021
    My only problem was one toilet had a broken flush. Otherwise everything was awesome
    Portugal, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    07 Oct 2021
    Loved my stay here
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    16 Sep 2021
    Excellent place to stay, and don’t let the bookshelf fool you!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    06 Sep 2021
    Solid place, Id come back. Its the best hostel in town, the only hostel sadly.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Sep 2021
    I read reviews before coming here and none of them mentioned the amount of homeless people there are on the same street and sometimes right outside the hostel entrance. It was unnerving since I’m a female there alone. Later I found out there is a halfway house on that street. The upside was that it is a good walkable distance to everything. I stayed in the female only dorm and it was nice. They give you a towel and the showers were nice. Just needs a changing room. So hope you aren’t too modest
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • ATM
  • Express check-in / out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Wi-Fi