I stayed here to see the party scene in Austin. The weekends? Awesome! Weekdays? Not so much. On weekends they close off the traffic, so there are about 10 times more people with an amazing atmosphere, filled with people out to have a good time. Be sure to plan your trip around the weekend if you hope to enjoy the nightlife here.
great little bar at this hostel. Good value drinks and fun bartenders. Quite a noisy location but everything dies down at 2am.
the staff were very nice and helpful. I lost my ipad on this trip and was constantly bugging the front desk with calling the taxi company I left it in, to speak with someone from lost and found which was a real pain. Make sure you do a thorough check of your things before exiting a yellow cab. Useless company!
When you pick a bed, be sure to find one with a powerpoint close by. I was lucky enough to have one near mine, however the other roommates were complaining that they didn't have one.
Me and all of my roommates were a little cold in our room. They provide you with a thin blanket so maybe ask for a second one, or layer up!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Firehouse Hostel Austin, Texas