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HI - Little Rock Firehouse Hostel & Museum

1201 Commerce Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202, United States

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Overall Rating 99%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 93%
Security 100%
Service 100%
Comfort 100%
Green rating 100%

We have lovingly restored this 1917 Craftsman-style, old Firehouse #2 into a hostel for travelers. Located in Little Rock’s first neighborhood, now the MacArthur Park Historic District, we offer you an affordable place to stay right in the heart of Little Rock with bunks starting at $28!

  • Dorm
    From $30.00
  • Private
    From $144.00
10 or more people?
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Little Rock Hostel

Hostel Little Rock

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Little Rock at the Firehouse Hostel & Museum is a 36-bed hostel and firefighting museum housed in a renovated, historic firehouse in beautiful MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. The hostel is also in the heart of America; the perfect stopover for cross-country road trips and a destination as the first and only hostel in Little Rock as well as one of the only hostels in the world that also serves as a museum.

The hostel offers both private and dorm rooms. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, off-street parking, linens and towels, storage lockers, continental breakfast, kitchen and dining areas, tours of the firefighting museum, and a back porch with views of Foster Pond!

HI Little Rock at the Firehouse Hostel & Museum is centrally located near several parks and the Arkansas River Trail for recreation and nature enthusiasts as well as walking distance to restaurants, nightlife, and popular attractions including the River Market, Clinton Presidential Center, and SoMa District. Greyhound, Amtrak, and Megabus stations, as well as the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, are just minutes away and a bus stop is conveniently located just in front of the hostel.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Additional tax of 11% is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Golf
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +1(501) 476-0294

info@firehousehostel.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Clinton Presidential Center (1 to 2km)
  • River Market District (1 to 2km)
  • Central High School National Historic Site (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

The staff were very friendly and hospitable. They treated guests to a pasta dinner on my first night. The staff were also quite knowledgeable about Little Rock and Arkansas; they even helped me plan my next trip! The hostel is in a great location within walking distance of all the sights downtown. The house itself is very pleasant and includes interesting firefighting displays. I have no suggestions for improvement--I really enjoyed my stay!

100%

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Tina,

Mon 24 Jul 2017

I had a great stay. I am a former fireman so it reminded me of my time spent in the fire station but much quieter...lol. it is located near downtown inside of a park and walking distance to museums. There was plenty of parking a pond with ducks and geese. Very quiet neighborhood with secure doors and police presence in the morning and weekends. Overall a great relaxing place to get away. there was no TV so be prepared to engage with the friendly staff or entertain yourself. Enjoy!!!

100%

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Youree,

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Thank you for staying with us! We enjoyed your visit and hope to see ya again in the future!

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Jennifer Pierce, General Manager

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Nice place, well equipped. I'd suggest adding coat hooks in the dorm

97%

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Terri,

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for staying with us! We also appreciate the feedback and are looking into purchasing coat hooks for our dorms now! We hope that you will return to visit with us again in the future!

Manager avatar

Jennifer Pierce, General Manager

Thu 02 Feb 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500 m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m to 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Water park (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Bill & Hillary Clinton Airport – Rock Region Metro has a bus stop at the Offsite Shuttle area. Cross the crosswalk at Exit D. The bus stop is located near the curve in the road to the side of the covered area. Look for the gray Rock Region METRO sign/ pole for the #20-College Station/Airport bus. Ask the driver to let you off at the 9th & Ferry St. After exiting the bus cross the street and walk through the park to the hostel. If you don’t mind a little extra time feel free to continue on the bus to the River Cities Travel Center and transfer to #6–Granite Mountain bus that stops in front of the hostel! This might be the way to go for added convenience if you are carrying heavy luggage or multiple bags.
Bus
Greyhound Bus Station –Located just across the river in North Little Rock at 118 E Washington Avenue. Both the #18–McAlmont and #7–Shorter College buses serve this stop. Cross the street after exiting the station and turn left. Look for the gray Rock Region METRO sign / pole close to the red light (across the street from National Pawn Shop). Ask for a transfer upon boarding then transfer to the #6–Granite Mountain bus at the River City Travel Center; it stops just in front of the Hostel! MegaBus – Little Rock’s MegaBus Stop is located at the Exxon parking lot at 612 E. Roosevelt Rd. Unfortunately the best Rock Region METRO bus stop is 4 blocks north. Walk north on the I-30 service road to 21st & I-30. The bus stop is across the street and slightly to the left. Look for the gray Rock Region METRO sign / pole at the corner of E. 21st St. & Vance St. The same bus that serves the Firehouse Hostel & Museum serves this location #6 Granite Mountain.
Taxi
The hostel is less than a 10-minute ride from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. Rides from the airport via taxi can cost between $20-30 but we also have Uber available which is around $7-10. We are centrally located in downtown Little Rock within historic MacArthur Park directly behind both the Arkansas Arts Center and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History one block west of Interstate 30 near Interstate 630. Driving Instructions- The nearest major intersection is Interstate 30 and 9th Street. • From I-30 South take the 9th Street exit (Exit 140A) shortly after crossing the Arkansas River. Turn right onto 9th Street and then turn left on Commerce Street at the far end of MacArthur Park after passing the museums. The hostel is on the left about 200 yards down. • From I-30 North take Exit 140. Turn left at the stoplight onto E. 9th street then turn left again on Commerce Street. The hostel is on the left about 200 yards down. • From I-630 East take the Main Street exit (Exit 1A) and continue one block past Main Street to Scott Street. Turn left to go over the interstate and proceed to 9th Street. Turn right on 9th Street and then right on Commerce Street. The hostel is on the left about 200 yards down.
Car
The nearest major intersection is Interstate 30 and 9th Street. From I-30 South take the 9th Street exit (Exit 140A) shortly after crossing the Arkansas River. Turn right onto 9th Street and then turn left on Commerce Street at the far end of MacArthur Park after passing the museums. The hostel is on the left about 200 yards down. From I-30 North take Exit 140. Turn left at the stoplight onto E. 9th street then turn left again on Commerce Street. The hostel is on the left about 200 yards down. From I-630 East take the Main Street exit (Exit 1A) and continue one block past Main Street to Scott Street. Turn left to go over the interstate and proceed to 9th Street. Turn right on 9th Street and then right on Commerce Street. The hostel is on the left about 200 yards down.
Rail
For guests arriving via Amtrak’s Texas Eagle we are only 2 miles away from the station. A Yellow Cab is often waiting for passengers so you typically don’t have to call. Uber is usually available as well. Unfortunately all train arrivals occur at night when the city bus is not in service.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Basketball
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Skateboarding
  • Walking / Hiking

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