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Firehouse Hostel

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8.4
Fabulous
1699 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

8.4
Fabulous
1699 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.9
  • Location
    9.5
  • Staff
    8.6
  • Atmosphere
    8.4
  • Cleanliness
    7.8
  • Value for Money
    8.1
  • Facilities
    7.8

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Latest Reviews

8.0
Fabulous
Nov 19, 2022
Location & beds are great. It does not have a hostel atmosphere, there are no good shared spaces.
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Female, 31-40
2.9
Rating
Nov 16, 2022
This place should not be allowed to be listed. The place is far from being good. Disgusting and gross
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Male, 41+
7.7
Very Good
Nov 15, 2022
Overall a solid hostel with great facilities. However, I was really put off by the front desk staff. Within 30 seconds of my checking in, they had asked me out. They continued to hit on me every time I passed by the desk that night. This made me feel uncomfortable and uneasy during my entire stay. I wish the staff were more professional and aware of their actions, because as a solo female traveler, I wouldn’t stay at this hostel again if Howie were working.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • ATM
    • Express check-in / out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi