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Firehouse Hostel and Lounge

Hostelworld.comUS$ 76*
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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Fun music. Good drinks. Cool atmosphere. The entrance is fun as you slide the bookshelf to reveal the bar. Casual. Not pretentious. I'd go here over midnight cowboy anytime!!! Bartenders are helpful (and cute!)

Thank aliciar1966
New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Firehouse Hostel is an old firehouse converted into a hostel and lounge. The rooms are dormitory in style but have private room with shared bathroom and private room with private bath options as well. The common areas are full of charm and decorated with the idea of functionality and social interaction in mind. The staff was friendly, helpful, and...

Thank Ida R
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I had a really fun time travelling solo here. There was a pub crawl on Saturday night which was a great way to meet other travelers. The hostel sits above a super cool lounge which is worth hanging out in. The place was clean, and I was happy that there were outlets for every bed - even the top bunks!...

2Thank Danica H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed two days in Feb 2017! I found the hostel pleasant, the staff helpful and kind, the cost reasonable and the location exceptional. Parking was a tad pricey if you have a car but well worth the location, as you can easily get to 6th Street! Overall, definitely recommend, would stay again!

Thank Tommy L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The hostel is located on the corner of Brazos and 6th, a long strip of bars and cheap restaurants, and is right Downtown, near the Capitol and a short walk from the river. (Also only 10 minutes from Rainey St, which is a cool street for eating and drinking.) The speakeasy bar is great and very good value. Staff are...

Thank SpainJpr
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Ok... this place is so awesome I almost paused at posting a review because I do not want this place to get overrun with hipsters and tourist. That being said, I can't do that because this place is so wonderful. I had heard about the lounge "behind the book case" and had to check it out. I felt like I...

Thank betty b
Beach Haven, New Jersey
Reviewed 6 December 2016

It might be the only hostel in downtown Austin, making everything in walking distance or a short cab ride away. It's affordable compared to AirBnb or hotels. Be sure to get a drink at the famous Driskill right across the street! The staff at Firehouse are really helpful and nice. I dealt with George and Jess mostly and they were...

Thank MelegaStudios
Abilene, Texas
Reviewed 27 November 2016

For a hostel, this wasn't bad. The beds had solid wood frames, so they didn't shake like the cheap metal framed beds in many hostels. I felt I had a little more privacy with these beds as well. The bathroom was also large and clean. The location was great, in the middle of downtown, and the staff were helpful. The...

Thank carrie62
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Well located just off 6th street. Facilities were great, hostel was clean and safe and the free breakfast is one of the best I have had (a wide choice including scrabbeled eggs, toast, nutella, fruit, cereal and orange juice to name a few). Great stuff and the pub crawl was super fun.

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Austin is expensive. This hostel was a great value. Employees are very nice. The second night our room was freezing. We woke up and two of us were sick. We had 6 guys and 2 females in our room. We did need a mirror in the room. The bunk had 4 outlets which was awesome!! It is downtown so it...

Thank Nicole B

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the oldest standing firehouse in Austin, built in 1886, the Firehouse Hostel is opening this fall to provide Austin area travelers with an affordable and friendly option in Downtown Austin. We offer clean and secure accommodation, 24 hr reception, laundry facilities, secure luggage storage, free wifi and a complimentary, healthy breakfast.The attached Firehouse Lounge is a great place to meet travelers and locals, sip on a classically prepared cocktail or locally brewed beer and enjoy live, local music. The Firehouse Hostel and Lounge is truly a one of a kind establishment in downtown Austin. Come experience what the Firehouse has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Firehouse Hostel and Lounge

Address: 605 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3250
Region: United States > Texas > Austin
Price Range: ₹ 2,203 - ₹ 18,983 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Firehouse Hostel and Lounge 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“This review is for the lounge.”
848bettyb, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are further from the bar so are possibly quieter, but being a hostel this largely depends on your roommates anyway.”
572ryanm, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“bring ear plugs and an open mind. you're near 6th street. oh visit the hidden bar.”
AndrewW1984, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Stay on the 3rd floor! Bleed through of music from the Speakeasy on the 2nd.”
904beauc, 14 Jun 2015 | Read review
“6 bed group rooms are good, more than that isn't as good!”
richardpG9239ED, 7 May 2015 | Read review
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