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Firehouse Hostel

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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…
• 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.
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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 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Feb 2020
    I had a fantastic experience with Firehouse Hostel. I hate sharing rooms but the staff was friendly, the facilities were clean and comfortable, and the dorms were not as bad as expected. People visiting were also courteous so I had a great experience.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Feb 2020
    This was my second stay here and will probably always be the hostel I choose to stay in when I am in Austin. Very close to 6thbstreet and within walking distance of most other city destinations. The staff is awesome and insanely helpful in any way you need them to be, the hostel is clean and the vibe is great.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    Fantastic hostel with great facilities! The staff are friendly and helpful. Joe, Jared and Mark really made my stay with their going-beyond attitudes, thanks! Great location downtown, between the Capitol, 6th Street and the Bridge which made exploring and going out really easy. There's a speakeasy hidden downstairs which has a great atmosphere for meeting travellers and locals alike. They also give you a guest discount. A great place to start your evenings in a great city!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    I love the Firehouse! I met awesome people and loved the laid back environment. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful for local tips. The rooms have everything as promised. You cannot beat the location. Walk a few steps and you’re on dirty sixth. Plus, the hostel is attached to a badass speakeasy. I would definitely stay there again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    I stayed in one of the all-female dorms, and it was spacious enough. The staff I interacted with were all super helpful, and Jared had given us a great breakfast spot recommendation that we went to. Only went to the lounge downstairs one time, but it seemed nice! The kitchen common area was cozy and a great space to meet many other solo travelers and hang out before heading out to the nearby bars. My only suggestion would be to have more planned events and tell guests about i!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 Feb 2020
    Deluxe gi dorm: Knowledgeable, lovely staff, central location - close to everything. Austin has a homeless situation right now, so the city can feel a little intimidating. Facilities are good but try to choose your bed wisely - not all have the modern sockets. Free ear plugs provided but I only heard the other room on 1 night (stayed for a week) - mostly the road sweepers & Street noises. Reasonably clean toilets but bins need emptying more often & no locks on stalls. Lift availabl. Would return
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    23 Feb 2020
    The hostel was great, close to everything, but there's also a bar right there in case you don't want to head out. Rooms were nice and clean and so were the bathrooms. Jarred at the reception was so incredibly helpful, he had great suggestions and knowledge of the area, as well as helping us out with a pharmacy when I was ill, parking and anything we threw at him.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    26 Feb 2020
    Fantastic location, clean rooms and facilities, great bar downstairs! Staff were friendly (except for one guy who I think was maybe having a bad day!) and overall one of the better hostels I've stayed in. Would recommend and stay again!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    22 Feb 2020
    Brilliant Hostel the best music pubs are literally just round the corner!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    10 Mar 2020
    the kitchen is looking stoggy and old, get or make new additions and appliances and better, more comfortable benches or couch or chairs
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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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