Is there parking at the hostel?
There are several paid public parking spaces available for around $20/night.
Street parking may also be available. Check out the following parking options:
1) Downtown Hostel Parking (special events excluded) – $20/day until 11 am the next day with a refundable $20 CASH deposit. Hostel parking passes are limited and available on a first-come, first serve basis.
2) Courthouse Garage on Gay Street – $4 per hour ($16 max) / $3 after 6PM on weekdays, Friday and Saturday
3) Free Street Parking (no meter)- Rutledge St & Peabody St (0.6 miles away)
4) Free Street Meter Parking Space – Sunday all day and Everyday from 6pm ~ 7am
5) Private Parking Lot – $12~$32 per day pending location (all around the hostel)
6) Meter Parking (8am ~ 6pm) – All around the hostel ($1.50 per hour)
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 PM. Each guest is assigned a security key card for the building and room access. There is fully refundable $2 (cash only) key deposit per person collected at check in. We know you are excited to get out there and see Music City and we are excited to host you, but please allocate 10 – 15 minutes to check-in. For a more expedient check-in please have your documents ready and pre-read our rules and policies that will need to be signed and initialed on our registration sheet. Early check-ins will have access to 1st Floor common area facilities including lounge areas, bathrooms with showers, baggage storage, free WIFI, and kitchen. Check out is by 11:00 AM. Please deposit linens and towels in the linen basket and bring keys to the front desk for a refund on your deposit.
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?
Our standard cancellation policy requires a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to 8 am of checkin date for a 75% refund. 25% of your total is ALWAYS nonrefundable. Please note, this policy varies for special event dates. The exact policy will be included when you make a reservation.
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 night but every guest has full access with the keycard they receive at check in.
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! Towels can be rented from our front desk for $1 each.
What's provided when I stay?
All bed linens (sheets, blanket, and pillow) are provided. We have hairdryers, iron/ironing board, and a blender available at our front desk.
How do I get to you from the airport?
We do not offer a shuttle service between the airport and our hostel, however there are several options in Nashville that we do recommend.
1. TAXI is by far the easiest and most convenient. There is a fixed $25 fee between the airport and Downtown Nashville. You can hail a cab outside of baggage claim.
2. UBER/LYFT is a popular ride-sharing app that works similarly to a Taxi. New users can use the code NASHHOSTEL for a $20 credit. This option costs around $20 from the airport to our doorstep.
3. Jarmon Transportation operates a shuttle between the airport and Downtown for $20 1-way (or $25 round trip). You can schedule it ahead of time on their website or go to their kiosk at baggage claim and hop on their next available shuttle.
4. City Bus #18 runs from the airport to downtown. It costs $1.70, however you should plan about 45 minutes of transit time.
Are there gender-specific only dorms?
Standard dorm configurations are 4, 6, or 8-bunk rooms for Female only, Male only, or Co-Ed options. You can also book a coed or female-only dorm room with en suite bathroom through our website. Ensuite rooms are likely to have 8 or more beds in the room.
Are there private rooms at the hostel?
Yes. Private rooms may be purchased for any size groups. Our private rooms are identical to our dorm rooms, however occupancy will be limited to your group only. The typical setup is a twin/twin bunkbed and a twin/full bunkbed in each private room. (i.e. If you reserve a 2-person private room, the room will have 4 beds however the other beds will not be occupied by guests outside of your group). Private rooms will have a full-size bed for guests who wish to share a bed.
Are there rooms with private bathrooms?
Only our select Ensuite Dormitories have en suite 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?
The hostel is located in the central entertainment district bustling with foot traffic and commerce. All guests must show government issued photo ID as proof of travel and matching bank card or credit card for identity verification. All guests have access to the facility 24×7 through security access controlled doors and 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 (we do not accept US Passports) or a valid government issued photo ID (driver’s license) and matching credit card or debit card with at least $200 in funds that can cover their expenses and/or damages, should a guest cause any property damage. Guests under 18-years-old must be accompanied by a legal guardian over the age of 21 and purchase a private room. All guests must have an address at least 60-miles outside of Nashville to qualify for a stay at the Nashville Downtown Hostel.
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?
We have a few options for bag storage. Guests can lock their bags in one of our secure storage rooms ($1/bag per 2 hours, max $5) or leave their bags on the stage in our lobby for free. Lockers are available too but you’ll need to bring your own 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?
Great, more friends! Visitors may visit for up to 30 minutes on the 1st floor before midnight as long as their ID is scanned at the front desk. Visitors are not permitted beyond the 1st floor common area for community security purposes. If you would like for your friend to stay more than 30 minutes they will need to book a room in the 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.