Dallas Irving Wild West Backpackers, Dallas

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The Location

The first thing to note as someone that doesn't know Dallas well, is that Irving is not at all in Dallas city centre. It's necessary to get a taxi out to it, which for me was an unexpected cost. It's in what appears to be a very residential area, though within about a 10 minute walk there's the train station and adjacent bus stop which have maps and guides to getting around, and also a McDonalds and some convenience stores beside it.

Rooms and Bathrooms

As a fairly small hostel, there aren't many people staying in it at once, which meant being one of two people in a room for 6. Although this makes for good conversation with those people, it's not ideal when hoping to meet travel companions throughout a trip.

Every two dorm rooms has a bathroom between them, which are in the style of a standard home bathroom: bath with shower over it and a curtain, toilet, sink and tiled floors. It is clean enough to feel comfortable barefoot, but noticeable grime and hairs in the corners of the room and around the bathtub. There are also a couple of cracked tiles on the bathroom floor, which care should be taken to avoid.

Common Spaces

There is one main room for the hostel. It is a fully equipped kitchen in one corner with the option to store and share food, and dining table for guests in the centre, a bookshelf for visitors to share their books, sofas, benches, and a small desk in the corner for when staff are actually around - which is not often. We had to wait for two hours after calling upon arrival for a staff member to check us in and be allocated a bedroom.


Due to the lack of hostel options in Dallas, don't write it off as a result of this hostel, but if there are other options available to you; take them.

Although all of the parts of the hostel in itself are quite normal, somehow the combination of it all is overwhelming and unfriendly. The atmosphere is unwelcoming to a non-texan, the cowboy signs over the walls and invitations to barn dances come across too strongly, and travellers feel quite unwelcome.


Home away from home

This hostel was clean and cozy, with very friendly staff who go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. Although the hostel is outside of the downtown Dallas area, the train runs frequently and the staff offer rides ($20) whenever needed. I would highly recommend this hostel to all travelers headed to the Dallas area!

Age 33 | USA

Chill spot.

Right in between Dallas and Ft.Worth. Minutes away from the TRE (local train system) and the DART (local bus system). Friendly, helpful owner.


Good hostel

nice owner.



It is a small hostel and as someone else said that does make it easier to meet people. It has large-screen TV along with free computer access; although one was not working while I was there. The managers are super friendly. It is a short walk from the Trinity station; although on weekends and holidays, you may have to take a lengthy bus ride to get there. However, if you arrive on a weekday, be sure to buy a day pass -- this will allow you to get on the Trinity as far as Irving and ride any bus in Dallas County.


Thanks Carlos!

I stayed here in December 2009. I highly recommend this hostel! A relaxed atmosphere. It was affordable, clean, comfortable, and quiet; the perfect place to take a load off. There's free wireless internet, free cable, free linens and towels, and free local calls. It's situated between Ft. Worth and Dallas and a short walk to the train that runs between both. Above all a big thank you to Carlos who is very friendly and very generous! He likes to coordinate activities for everyone to do and is very knowledgeable about the area. I would definitely stay here again if I come back to the area!


Great to work with.

The management was very understanding when I had to cancel my reservations due to an unexpected change in my plans. They gave me a full refund. As a college student I definitely have to watch my money and I appreciate this place for being so considerate. If life brings me back this way again I will definitely give this place my business.

Adam Bradley

The worst stay ever. hes a pig, the place is dirty

the place is dirty with trash everywhere.


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Dallas Irving Wild West Backpackers Reviews from the Web

DO NOT STAY HERE! When we arrived, we entered into a filthy kitchen, with food left in pots and pans for an unknown length of time. The bathrooms were filthy and smelled terrible. The bed sheets were not clean.

The code to the front door and the room were simple and dont appear to have been changed in a long time. The back door did not close and lock.

The poor hostel dog was dirty and not looked after. We left as early as we could in the morning just to get out of there.


Fantastic stay, clean facilities, cool guest and great price. Would highly recommend


This felt like a perfect place to stay (especially, just crash) 1 or 2 nights on a budget. There were bunk beds, on one of which you get to sleep with ~6 other people. When I was visiting, the washroom and shower were clean. Only there was lots of stuff on the table and around the common places lying around. I hope they will improve some minor things. The name checks out. Has a nice wild west decoration and vibe. A beautiful poodle called it home too. The contact person, Ivan, will be enough to


Nasty place, 2 rooms filled with people, at least 9 or 10 in each with non working AC.

Mostly rude nosey homeless people who have no respect for others right to get some rest.

Do not waste your time and money.

it is like you are sleeping in a homeless shelter!!


Wild, Wild West Backpackers is a great place for a night. Ivan was very nice. Everyone staying there was very friendly. Most guests were long term. Stores, restaurants and public transportation are all within walking distance. I was able to take a bus to a train to the airport. That was a great savings.

There needs to be a serious de-cluttering done in the house.


Warning the worst hostel I've been to due to getting sick bc of mold/mildew exposure! Every bathroom has mold around shower/tub. There are mold spores on ceiling & around the ac vents. Before I could even open my eyes this morning instant post nasal drip!!! Constant all day. Soon as I exit the house for allergy meds it all slows down. As I stepped bk on property 10 mins later sneezing was reactivated. This is not ok! I'm highly disappointed in this property owner/mngr there should be caution


Restrooms and house is dirty, no cleaning going on. It is not really a travel Hostel. Many american people stay there a long time, due to work or housing problems. Do the house and garden is nicely decorated. The host is friendly.


Girls in hostel were rude and inconsiderate. Cleanliness was nonexistent, restroom was gross but there was hot water. Restrooms had mold on every surface including ceiling. Random dog and cat live there and you can tell. Refrigerator was filled and dirty.


Had an amazing stay! Ivan and all the guests here were super friendly and helpful - I really didnt want to leave. Theres really great transport links into central Dallas too, and a big supermarket nearby. Would definitely recommend!!


Best value for your buck. Quick rest in the bunk and big backyard to relax. This hostel has essential amenities.


Great place to stay. All hostels should be run this way. All due to the hard work of the on site warden. Thanks.


just a short overnight stay but everything is very decent, love the personal greeting from Tammy and would like to come again!


The place reeks of cat litter and shut down everyday for 6 hours so staff can clean. But in the 4 days I was there not once did they wash the sheets, clean the house, take out the trash or pick up any litter. What they did do is call a guest & I unemployed leaches (despite him working daily & me traveling) and threaten to kick us out over a cough. Also the mens dorm is across from a 24/7 store so good luck falling asleep. If theres anything nice say its that the guests are great so were the pets


The property is very old and dirty. My pillow has yellow stain, the floor next to my bed was sticky. The bathroom is stinky (pee smell) and toilet moving when you sit on it. The shower is molded on the side, I didn't want to take a shower in those conditions. The host was very busy and barely talked to me, the visit was literally 2 min without explanation of the rules of the place. Stickers are put all around the kitchen and bathrooms and using rude words. The only thing positive is the decorati


Oh Man, my bad. I thought the rating scale was 0-5 but it's apparently 1-10 (or 1-100). I can't leave a full review and the website deserves a ZERO for that. My advice; don't stay here if you have any standards, and don't trust the website. The place does not deserve a zero, but certainly not a 4.3 of 10 either,


Wild west backpackers hostel was a nightmare. The hostel manager, is one of the most unpleasant people I've ever come across. I don't know who thought she'd be a good fit for a hospitality position. There isn't enough room here to elaborate enough... 2 people left because she was so rude. She screamed nonstop and threw a fit if anyone looked at her the wrong way. The location is also inconvenient, there's nothing in Irving. Place is dirty and smells like cat litter. The Bedding is stained


Tammy is great, maintains a welcoming, safe, community type atmosphere. You feel like youre part of the house. Good facilities.


Thanks for the hostel host!!

The hostel is nice location with Irving downtown train station so you can arrive there without car. the manager was so friendly, nice, especially open her door for me.

And there are lovely cat & dog live with manager. they're also friendly & cute.

I like the bed, morning coffee, facilities, and restroom at the hostel. wanna visit there again if I go to Fort Worth or Dallas. It's a friendly hostel.


It's like someone thought it would be a good idea to put a hostel together overnight


Everything I neededTammy is awesome..pricelocation..comfortable place!



Perfect location for the Dallas Fort Worth metro area - 10 minutes from downtown Dallas, 20 minutes from downtown Fort Worth and minutes from DFW airport. Experience the Cowboy Spirit of North Texas without the hassle of renting a car - buses and the local rail system are within walking distance.

While living at the heart of the metroplex you will enjoy the quiet, secure and friendly atmosphere of our hostel. We are minutes from the Kennedy museum, Farmer's Market, West End and Deep Ellum entertainment areas in Dallas. And in Fort Worth - the famous Stock Yards, Billy Bobs Country Dancing Hall and the Bull Rides.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not located in Dallas, we are located in Irving which is 10 minutes from downtown Dallas.

Location and Contact


• We are located in Historic Downtown Irving. 6 Blocks or 5 minutes from the South Irving Station - which is the main public transportation stop for both buses and the TRE /the local train/..
• Once you make it to that station - Walk 6 blocks South on Hastings str. Turn right and look for 214 West Sixth Street, located right across from a convenience store.
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• Our physical address is: 214 West 6th. Str. IRVING, TX, 75060
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• Take the Free Shuttle to South Remote Parking. Take bus 408 and get off at South Irving Transit center.
• Cross the street and find either Hastings, O'Connor or Main street. Take either one and walk 6 blocks. They all end at 6th Str. Look for hostel at 214 W. 6th Str. If you take Hastings or Main take a right on 6th. If you take O'Connor, take a left.
• ***Hostel is located straight across from a Convenience Store and is 5min. fast walk from the Dart Rail & Bus Station.
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• Find Union Station, take the TRE train towards Fort Worth and get off at South Irving Transit center.
• Cross the street and find either Hastings, O'Connor or Main street. Take either one and walk 6 blocks. They all end at 6th Str. Look for hostel at 214 W. 6th Str. If you take Hastings or Main take a right on 6th. If you take O'Connor, take a left.
• ***Hostel is located straight across from a Convenience Store and is 5min. fast walk from the Dart Rail & Bus Station.
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• From Hwy 183, take O'Connor South until it ends at 6th. Street. Take a left and Hostel will be on your right - 214 W. 6th. Street, Irving, TX, 75060.
• Note:
• Train doesn't run on Sundays, so you will have to use bus 408 to/from downtown or DFW airport.

Address: 214 West 6th Street, Irving, Dallas, Texas, USA

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Phone Number: +1 (214) 682-9636
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Swimming Pool

Max. Age: All Ages

Curfew: No Curfew

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 6am to 12am

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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