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Firehouse Hostel

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8.5
Fabulous
1850 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic 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

8.5
Fabulous
1850 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.8
  • Location
    9.5
  • Staff
    8.6
  • Atmosphere
    8.1
  • Cleanliness
    8.2
  • Value for Money
    8.2
  • Facilities
    8.1

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8.6
Fabulous
Apr 09, 2024
Overall it was good. We only stayed one night. We had a private dorm, the room was air-conditioned and the beds were clean. They are old but you can tell that they are kept very clean. Bathrooms are also very clean and spacious. The only thing that we had to mark down for was one of the cleaner/receptionists. We arrived at about 1130am and wanted to leave our bags while we went out to explore before we could check in. She was quite rude and we felt like we were really bothering her by asking
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Couple, 31-40
9.4
Superb
Apr 06, 2024
Prime location. I loved the old building. The tables and counters on the landings made good workspace with great street views out the window. The door to the dorm room was slighly noisy, with a beep every time it unlocked and a lot of clicks as it opened and closed, which interrupted my sleep when there was a lot of in and out traffic. Everything else was great!
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Female, 41+
4.6
Rating
Mar 27, 2024
Property is not very clean, sheets/ bathroom especially. Staff not very friendly at times. Not much of space to hang out. Bar under hostel is very noisy on Friday and Saturday til about 3 am. Also security is not great. Saw what appears to be homeless guy in bathroom showering. This hostel needs some help.
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Male, 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