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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

Overview

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.

Location

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 8.5

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jan 2020
    I’ve stayed at this hostel three times, and nothing beats the location. It’s close to everything you need, including the awesome night life on Sixth Street and the great sights the city has to offer. The hostel also has a very chill and welcoming bar downstairs too! Jared on the front desk is really knowledgeable and a great guy to chat with. Quincy in the bar is also a legend too! Thanks for another great stay.
    Australia, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Dec 2019
    Great experience! Excellent location, close to restraunts, bars and anywhere else you would like to go.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Jan 2020
    We had a private 4 person room with an en-suite bathroom. The room was surprisingly big and comfortable and the bathroom was huge, almost as big as the room itself. Everything was clean and the staff were amazing greeting us with a free beer. The breakfast was simple but nice, and the building had a lot of great amenities. Would definitely recommend.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 Nov 2019
    The Firehouse is a great spot to stay in Austin. It is right in the thick of the action just off 6th street. Easy walking distance to everything you need in Austin. All the facilities were spot on, dorm beds were big and comfortable, has a great kitchen with board games to play if you need a night off. We loved Austin and staying here had a lot to do with it
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 Nov 2019
    Awesome all round. Only criticism is I like hostels that have like pub crawls they run or have common rooms you can all pre drink in. A list of cool pubs and why you can do there etc would be helpful. Otherwise great plce
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    28 Dec 2019
    The location was extremely convenient! The staffs were super nice and helpful! The bathroom was not very convenient because there were not enough hooks to hang up the stuff. And there was one shower curtain that was missing at the third floor. Breakfast was basic. If there were more choices, it would be better!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    23 Dec 2019
    The people there was really nice and the location is perfect. I had a grate time there
    Colombia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    23 Dec 2019
    For the most part, I enjoyed my stayed at the hostel. The only exception was when I was sharing a room with one other female and then a second male join. I didn't have any issue with that but the fellow just seemed really sketchy. When both of us were in bed...he was literally sitting between us for a bit too long to be comfortable. Anyhow...we were out of the of the time so that didn't really matter too much to be of any concerned.
    Thailand, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    09 Dec 2019
    I enjoyed my stay at Firehouse for 3 nights. It was perfectly centrally located in downtown Austin. Yes, there are homeless people on the block; they’re all over downtown, but don’t bother you. A cold beer at check-in was nice. The staff was helpful with restaurant recommendations and research, and very accommodating when my roommate in a 4-bed room was odiferous. They moved me... to a private room, which wasn’t necessary, and very nice. The bar was cool, though I missed it during busy HH.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.6

    Good

    10 Dec 2019
    I wouldn’t stay here again. The beds really weren’t that comfortable. The bar downstairs has a weird vibe. The showers weren’t clean. If I were to do it again I’d try another hostel in Austin. The best part of this place is that it’s right around the corner from 6th street with a ton of bars.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant


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