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FAQ

  1. What is a hostel?
    • Shared experiences, shared space
    • Common room / lounge
    • Dormitory style lodging for an affordable price so you can spend more money on exploring each city and the surrounding areas
    • Make friends from all over the US and world. Over 50% of guests are international

 

  1. Why is it called the Firehouse Hostel & Museum?

The hostel is housed within the 1917 Craftsman style refurbished Little Rock Firehouse Station #2. Throughout the building there are firefighter artifacts and memorabilia including an 11-foot ladder with hose, fire pole converted into a bar height table, alarms, bells, and various firefighting equipment such as poles, helmets, and lanterns. In the future we will have docent led tours for school groups and other interested parties.

 

  1. Why would I want to stay at the Firehouse Hostel & Museum instead of a hotel or Airbnb?

Hostels are based on the concept that building community helps to dispel prejudice and increase appreciation of cultural diversity which in turn leads to world peace through travel. When you stay in a hostel you’re meeting people from other places whether it’s another city or another country. You’re sharing travel tips over breakfast, and discussing world views from various perspectives. Hostelling helps one to be a traveler, not a tourist.

In the words of Andrew Zimmern, “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”

 

  1. What would I do when I visit Arkansas? I’ve heard it’s just a fly over state without any culture.

Well, you could fly over it if you want to miss this hidden gem in the middle of America, but we recommend that you don’t! Be pleasantly surprised and you’ll soon be saying what many say after spending time here, “I take back everything bad I ever said about Arkansas!” Dubbed the Natural State, Arkansas boasts 52 state parks and 7 national park service sites including Hot Springs National Park only a 1 hour drive away from the hostel’s front door; many miles of hiking, biking, horse, ATV, backpacking, and kayaking trails; ample opportunities to kayak and canoe on amazing waterways, rivers, and lakes; great food; incredible art; and amazing Southern hospitality from some of the nicest people you’ve ever met. We have culture — art galleries, live music, delicious food, farmers markets, and residents from all over the world.

 

  1. Okay, cool. I’m sold on visiting! How can I reserve a dorm bed or private room at this awesome place?

You can reserve your bunk online by clicking the RESERVATION menu tab at the top of any page on this site, or send a message to [email protected], or call +1(501) 476-0294.

 

  1. Where do I keep my belongings when I’m out exploring and enjoying the town?

Bring a small lock with you for the storage bins (see photo). Or you can buy or rent one from us.

 

  1. Is there a safe place to store my passport?

The front desk associate will be happy to safely and securely store your passport in the hostel’s safe.

 

  1. Is there a curfew?

No curfew. Guests will have 24-hour access. However, check-in on their first night is required by 10 P.M. in order to obtain their access card.

 

  1. Check in / Check out times?

Check in is from 3:00-10:00 PM, unless there are extenuating circumstances. Check out is between 9:00-11:00 AM. If you need to check out earlier than 6:00 AM, you need to arrange to check out the night before departure. 

 

  1. What if my travel plans change and I need to adjust my reservation?

Just contact the front desk staff at +1(501) 476-0294 or email info@firehousehostel.org and one of our friendly staff members will help you out.

 

  1. Oh no! My bus/plane/train is late. Now what?

First of all, don’t worry! We know travel issues happen and we’re here to help make your stay enjoyable. Even though our check in times are normally from 3:00-10:00pm, we have a night manager on duty for emergencies like this. Please call or text +1(501) 476-0294 to make arrangements. Uber is available in Little Rock.

 

  1. I’m hungry! Is there a kitchen at the hostel?

Yes, we have a nice sunny kitchen. There is a large refrigerator for storing your fresh groceries or yummy leftovers. While there is not a stove or oven available, we do have a microwave, toaster oven, several crock pots, and convection hot plates for use. We also have a daily complimentary breakfast as well as bottled filtered water, coffee, and hot tea. Snacks are also available for purchase at the front desk. Kitchen hours are from 7:00am – 11:00pm.

 

  1. I’m on a road trip and driving my own car to the hostel. Is there parking? Does it cost anything?

There is a parking lot located next to the hostel that is free for hostel guests.

 

  1. Where is the hostel located? How do I get there?

Here are links for directions from:

Greyhound Bus Station

Amtrak Train Station

Little Rock National Airport

Transportation Services:

Uber is available in Little Rock.

Yellow Cab is a local taxi service.

Rock Region Metro bus service serves the airport, and a wide region of the metropolitan area.

If you are on a road trip, Interstate 30 will take you to Little Rock from Dallas, Texas and Interstate 40 passes through the area east from Tennessee and west from Oklahoma. If you need further assistance with driving directions, please do not hesitate to contact us!