Is there parking at the hostel?

Parking: There are several public parking options available near the hostel:

1) Public Square/Metro Courthouse Garage on Gay St. – $16/day, $5 after 6 pm and on weekends. Special events may change pricing.

2) Metered Parking on Gay St., Church St., 1st Ave. N., etc. – $2.00/hour with a maximum of 2 hours. Meters run 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

3) Free Street Parking – Along Rutledge St. and Peabody St., and look for a space with no signs or meters. 15-minute walk back to the hostel.

4) Free Lot Parking – Lot R at Nissan Stadium can be parked in for free. Avoid the Permit Only section. Only available on non-event days. 15-minute walk over the pedestrian bridge to the hostel.

5) Private Parking Lots – All over downtown Nashville, but be careful. Any garage we don’t recommend here may cost upwards of $30-40 per day.

Click here for parking information provided by the city of Nashville.

What is the process for check in and check out?

Check-in is after 3 p.m. Each guest is assigned a security key card for access to the building, elevator and room. There is a $3 lost key fee if the card needs to be replaced during your stay or at check-out. Please allocate 10-15 minutes for check-in. For a more expedient check-in, please have your documents ready and pre-read our rules and policies on the registration sheet. Early check-ins will have access to the 1st floor common area, including all facilities, bathrooms with showers, baggage storage and free WiFi. Check-out is by 11 a.m. Please deposit linens and towels in the laundry basket and hand off your room key to the front desk.

How much does it cost to stay at the hostel?

Our rates vary depending on day of the week, season, group size, and special events. Click here for current rates.

Is there a kitchen?

Yes, our community kitchen is equipped with induction stove burners, pizza oven, microwaves, commercial refrigerator, beer/wine fridge and most necessary utensils/dishes. Be sure and check out the “free” bins for unused food from previous guests.

Is breakfast included?

With the amount of great eateries around downtown Nashville we can’t compete! Breakfast is not included, but FREE tea and coffee are provided every day.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you have a change in your reservation, or have to cancel, please email us at info@nashvilledowntownhostel.com to explain the circumstances and receive cancellation information. Our standard policy for guests who book directly on our site requires a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to 8 a.m. on your check-in date for a 75% refund, or 100% store credit usable for one year. Please note, the policy may vary for special event dates.

Is there a curfew or shut out time?

No. There is no curfew, but we do ask guests to be courteous and quiet when coming in late at night. We lock our exterior doors at 9 p.m. each night, but every guest has full access with their keycard.

How close is the hostel to Downtown and Broadway?

The hostel is in the downtown entertainment district and 1 block from Broadway, 2nd Avenue, and Printer’s Alley. With all the exciting things happening in Nashville, you won’t be bored! We have multiple event boards in our lobby with listings for shows, festivals, and activities all across Music City.

Are towels available to rent?

Yes! Each guest will receive a free towel upon check-in. Rentals after that cost $1 each.

What's provided when I stay?

All bed linens (sheets, blanket, pillow) are provided. Each bathroom also has a supply of shampoo or body wash. We have hairdryers and an iron/ironing board available at the front desk. We do not sell toiletries.

How do I get to you from the airport?

We do not operate a shuttle service, however, there are several options:

1. Taxis charge a $25 fixed fee between the airport and downtown Nashville. You can hail a cab outside the baggage claim. With regular traffic, plan for 20 minutes to our door.
2. Uber/Lyft are popular ride-sharing apps that work similarly to a taxi. Ubers and Lyfts will cost anywhere from $20-25 to get you to our hostel from the airport. Rates change during peak hours.
3. City bus #18 runs between the airport and downtown, and will cost less than $3. However, you should plan for about 45 minutes of transit time, and a short walk to the hostel upon arrival.

Are there male and female-only dorms?

Yes, we offer male-only, female-only and co-ed dorms with 4, 6, or 8-bunk configurations. You can also book a co-ed or female-only dorm room with a shared ensuite bathroom through our website. All ensuite dorm rooms will have at least 8 beds in them.

Are there private rooms at the hostel?

Yes. Our standard private rooms are identical to our dorm rooms, however occupancy is limited to just the private group. Typically, the room is set up with a twin-over-twin bunk bed and a twin-over-full bunk bed, but can accommodate just 1 person if necessary.

Are there rooms with private bathrooms?

Only our select ensuite dorms have private bathrooms. Otherwise, all bathrooms are located in the hallway. There are six private bathrooms with a sink, toilet and shower. There are community bathrooms with showers, toilets, and sinks on each floor for males and females.

Is the hostel safe?

All guests must show government-issued photo ID as proof of travel, and a matching debit or credit card for identity verification. All guests have access to the facility through doors that securely lock each night. Our front desk is staffed 24/7.

What do I need to qualify to stay at the hostel?

All guests must show either a valid foreign passport (U.S. passports NOT accepted) or a U.S. driver’s license (international driver’s licenses NOT accepted). Each U.S. guest must present a matching debit or credit card with at least $200 in funds that can cover expenses and/or damages. Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a legal guardian over the age of 21, and must purchase a private room. All domestic guests must have an address on their ID at least 60 miles outside of Nashville.

Am I allowed to drink alcohol inside the hostel?

We want guests to enjoy their time in Nashville and take advantage of trying some of the great local beers our city has to offer. Guests may drink beer and wine (anything under 15% alcohol) in our 1st floor common area only. No alcohol is permitted in the rooms. Liquor is not permitted, but we’ll happily store it for you until you check out! Intoxication that disrupts the peace or creates tension within our community is not allowed. Individuals who disturb the happiness of the hostel will be removed without refund at staff discretion.

Can I bring my pet with me?

We love cats and dogs (or birds, lizards, goldfish, etc.), however not everyone staying at our hostel may feel the same way. So, unfortunately, pets are not allowed. The only exception is for ADA service animals.

Can I store my bag at the hostel before check-in or after check-out?

Yes, as long as you are an arriving, in-house, or departing guest. We have a free storage area on the stage in our lobby, or you can pay a small fee to lock your belongings in a staff-only storage closet ($1 for every 2 hours, daily maximum of $5 PER BAG). There are also some lockers available for free, but you must have your own travel lock.

Can I store my bag at the hostel if I'm not a guest there?

Unfortunately, no. We have so many guests staying with us that we cannot look after the belongings of people who aren’t staying in our facility.

Can I bring visitors into the hostel?

Visitors may use the 1st floor for up to 30 minutes while they wait on you, as long as their ID’s are scanned at the front desk. Visitors are not permitted beyond the 1st floor common area, and must leave by midnight, for community security purposes. Our facility is for guest-use only, so non-overnight guests are not allowed to “hang out” in our facility.

Do you have WIFI?

Yes. We have business-class WIFI available for FREE to guests on all of our floors. If you do not have your own WIFI enabled device we have community computers for use for a small charge.