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Firehouse Hostel

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8.4
Fabulous
1867 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

8.4
Fabulous
1867 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.7
  • Location
    9.3
  • Staff
    8.3
  • Atmosphere
    8
  • Cleanliness
    8.1
  • Value for Money
    8.2
  • Facilities
    8

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Latest Reviews

9.1
Superb
May 22, 2024
No social activities, but great for sleeping and walking to cool places nearby!
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Female, 31-40
10
Superb
May 17, 2024
Great spot. Great staff. Random array of folks saying howdy.
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Female, 31-40
8.3
Fabulous
May 16, 2024
Solid hostel overall. The only thing that bothered me is that the lockers are quite small. Bed lamps would also be nice. Otherwise, they've got a cool setup with a speakeasy on the ground floor and the location cannot be beat. Central location in downtown makes it very easy to explore Austin!
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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