Is there free parking at the hostel?

Yes! You can park for FREE on Patterson St. in front of the hostel, or pull into the gravel lot behind the hostel. You can access the gravel lot via the alleyways on 18th or 19th Ave. Please register your vehicle with our office to prevent towing. DO NOT park in neighboring business lots as your car will be towed.

What is the process for check in and check out?

Check-in is after 4 p.m. Please notify prior to your arrival of what time you expect to check-in. Our staff are not always in the office, so we may arrange a self check-in if needed. Please note all guests must arrive by 11pm on your first night. We cannot accept check-ins after 11pm.  Early check-ins will have access to the courtyard, office, bathrooms with showers, kitchen and free WiFi. Check-out is by 11 a.m. Please deposit linens and towels in the office and sign out.

How much does it cost to stay at the hostel?

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

Is there a kitchen?

Yes, our community kitchen is equipped with induction stove burners, oven, microwave, refrigerator, beer/wine fridge, and most necessary utensils/dishes. Be sure and check out the “free” bins for unused food from previous guests. The Kitchen is accessible during office hours, from 7 AM to 11 PM.

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.

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 office and kitchen at 11 p.m. but every guest has full access to their rooms via door codes provided at check-in.

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 nonrefundable. Please note, this policy varies for special event dates. The exact policy will be included when you make a reservation.

How close is the hostel to Downtown and Broadway?

Music City Hostel is located in Midtown and is about 1.5 miles away from the heart of downtown. We are just blocks away from Elliston Pl., Centennial Park, Midtown bars and restaurants, and Vanderbilt University.

Is there a laundry facility?

Guests can do laundry during office hours for $6 (wash/dry/soap).

Are there gender-specific only dorms?

Our rooms contain 3 or 4 beds, and can be either Female-Only or Co-Ed.

Are there private rooms at the hostel?

Yes. Private rooms may be purchased for up to 4 guests. Please see rates. Private rooms are identical to our dorm rooms, however occupancy will be limited to your group only.

Are there rooms with private bathrooms?

Unfortunately, no. All bathrooms are located in the hallway. Some rooms have ensuite toilets and sinks. These rooms cannot be specifically requested or reserved.

Is the hostel safe?

The hostel is located in Midtown Nashville in a commercial area busy with business and hospital traffic. 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 24/7 through securely-accessed doors. Staff is available on-call 24/7, even when they are not present in person.

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 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 common area and courtyard. 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?

Guests can leave their bags in our office for free, though we do not assume liability if items go missing. Small lockers are available for free but you’ll need to bring your own lock.

Can I bring visitors into the hostel?

Visitors may visit for up to 30 minutes in the courtyard or common areas before 11 PM as long as they notify our staff. Visitors are not permitted inside the dorm suites for community security purposes.

Do you have WIFI?

Yes. We have WIFI available for FREE to guests in all of our rooms and common areas.