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 8.5

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2022
    Friendly staff, clean facility with helpful signs, secure rooms and large lockers, free coffee, nice bunk beds. There's also a hidden bar behind a bookshelf 👀
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Jun 2022
    The Firehouse Hostel definitely exceeded my expectations. It is very conveniently located in the heart of downtown Austin. I arrived early before the check in time, and I was able to leave my bags and such there and come back later to check in which was very convenient for me as it was 100 degrees and humid. The space is really inviting and I love the common area in the kitchen. The best place to experience Austin if you are traveling alone.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    31 May 2022
    This place was great! Locations, accommodations, good bar. Really only complaint was quiet time is from 12-8, but the bar blared music well past 12. Basing through the walls.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 May 2022
    I had a great time in this hostel. Perfectly located next to 6th street and I love the hidden bar. Just be mindful you will hear the noise from the bars until 2 am at least on busy nights.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 May 2022
    Firehouse was great, the people were friendly, the staff was amazing, and the location can't be beat
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    17 May 2022
    Amazing location. AC working really well. There's a cool speakeasy bar on first floor, always good to stop for a night cap after exploring Austin. Young vibe hostel. The only down side for me, and maybe was only bad luck, the other guys I was sharing the bathroom with were very messy, leaving their toiletries, clothes, everything behind, all around the bathroom. Not the hostel fault, tho. I would stay there again.
    Brazil, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    24 May 2022
    Great place. Super busy while we were there, full in fact. Its an older building and amenities so forgive that fact. Staff were top notch. Super good location to walk around Austin. The lounge ads double 👍🏽👍🏽 to the whole scene. I would stay here again. Thanks FH! John The Red, Knoxville, TN
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    12 Jun 2022
    This is a fantastic location with a great! The staff was superb and we were lucky enough to get free street parking for our stay.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 May 2022
    Ahhh! Great location & whatnot. Just don’t plan to get to bed before 230am. My bed was shaking and couldn’t hear myself think until atleast then every night. If you’re there to party and go to bed after 230 each night, this place’ll be heaven. Great location, welcoming staff, clean, cheap, etc.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Jun 2022
    this hostel was okay. The location is convenient, staff all super nice and the beds were comfy, but my room had no AC and a fan was only provided on my fourth night. The lower bunks had no privacy, eg a curtain. And the communal space on my floor had no sofa or relaxation area, just a kitchen
    England, Female, 18-24
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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