I was a bit weary of my extended weekend trip (Thursday-Sunday) to Nashville. It was mid-April. I was going for a conference by myself and then spending the weekend exploring the city and honestly I was on a budget. After looking up some places online, I came across this hostel. It was an excellent choice! When I arrived the people were really friendly. I had questions and needed assistance and everyone was so helpful (including when I couldn't make my key card work...I was trying to go into the wrong room >_<). I didn't know what to expect concerning the dorms, but I was pleasantly surprised to have such an excellent view. It's right across the street from the river, and about a block off of Broadway street.
There was a diverse group of people staying there. My roommate was from Australia and I made friends from Denmark, China, England, and Brazil! Some were there for vacations, others for school trips. Essentially everyone seemed to be above the age of 31 (except one or two people). It was a great matching and my roommate and I hit it off really well. We met up with two people who we met in the lobby area and hit the town!
The hostel is very clean and well organized. Occasionally there was music in the lobby by random people. A key card is required to get into the elevator, the dorm area, and the room itself, so I felt really safe at all hours.
I really recommend this place! On a side note, the only thing I didn't account for was parking! You can get a pass from their lot or find other places to park around the city (all varying prices).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nashville Downtown Hostel is a playground for global backpackers. Come experience the hostel established by a global backpacker who values safety, comfort, and convenience in a friendly home away from home. We have 48 private rooms / 250 dormitory beds. We are open 24 hours x 7 days week with front desk staff presence. Our guests have 24 hour access via security code door. We have bike and locker storage where you can drop off your luggage while you explore the town. You are welcome to check-in as early as 7am but facility fee applies for the usage of bed, shower, kitchen, and WIFI outside of overnight hours (3pm to 11am the next day). The facility fee applies for Non-overnight guest. For the security measure everyone entering the property must show proof of travel, we require either an international passport or U.S. Driver's license with matching major credit card or bank card. ... more less