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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 95%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 97%
Location 97%
Security 97%
Service 94%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 91%

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 $31.36
  • Private
    From $112.00
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 non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 11% is payable at check-in.
  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • 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
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Sports Equipment Storage Type - 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

staff were very kind and accommodating although my stay was brief

100%

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Ren,

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Kudos to staff, whom I understand are actually stipended volunteers--and especially to Mark--for dealing with an inappropriate female guest who was clearly using illegal substance(s) while saying at hostel. None of us sharing women's dorm with her could sleep. Apparently she'd been there several nights before I arrived on July 12. She'd been up all night each night, pacing and talking to herself. Then on July 13 she apparently met someone on porch and must have done a drug deal then taken something because she crashed while in the toilet. When I reported this to Mark (and he found 2 other women had moved into other rooms during the night) he confronted her and got her to leave. Otherwise I would have been forced to call police, which I was reluctant to do for sale of hostel. Unfortunately i learned other women who stayed there earlier in the week had bad experiences and one, new to hosteling, left and drove away during her first night. (July 12) after paying for 2 nights. I strongly suggest you and Little Rock hostel reach out to all female guests whose stays overlapped with this particular woman's stay and offer apology and maybe refunds. Thanks Marti Scheel, life member from New Orleans.

90%

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Marti,

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Unable to find a way to cancel on line, I called the hostel and cancelled. That did go through, correct?

100%

Avatar for Lee

Lee,

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Very nice hostel and staff. Recycling could be improved.

100%

Avatar for Martin

Martin,

Fri 30 Nov 2018

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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