Music City Hostel is a culmination of everything that the city of Nashville represents. A variety of travelers from all around the world creates this makeshift community that results in spontaneous jam sessions, late-night talks, and memorable experiences.
Music City Hostel is located on the West End of Nashville. This is the district where the hospitals are located, so you will often hear ambulance sirens, but other than that it is a very quiet community. It is a few blocks away from the nearest bus stop or main street, yet it is still extremely easy to find. It is less than a mile away from several attractions, including Centennial Park and Vanderbilt University. It is also within walking distance of downtown Nashville.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Most rooms are two bunks (four beds) per room with a small closet and nightstand to hold belongings. Private rooms and apartments are also available. The temperature is kept at an appropriate degree, but the fans can be noisy and moisture can stay in the building for a long time. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. There is a password lock on each building, and an additional password lock on each room. However, it seems as if the passwords are never changed, and during our stay there, several former visitors came back and entered the rooms; the staff knew of this and did not seem to care. There are plenty of bathrooms so that you never have to wait long, and they are cleaned daily. Each bathroom is very small and only has one hook to hang your towel and clothes.
Music City Hostel has an outdoor setting that is unique to hostels. The outdoor area has several chairs, tables, a fire pit, a porch, a barbecue, and a parking lot. This provides an area to socialize and meet new people, which is highly encouraged at this hostel. There is also an indoor commons area with a small kitchen, table, couch, television, washers, and computers. The computers and washers can be used at a fee. The kitchen, although mostly dominated by the staff's food, does have a place to store guest food, and also has a cabinet where a few foods are available for free. This room also has plenty of resources for travelers such as maps, newspapers, and info on cheap or free events around the town. Smoking is not allowed inside the building, but it is allowed on the porch, right outside of the commons' door.
Overall, Music City Hostel provides an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and experience the Nashville sights and sounds. This unique hostel is recommended to anyone with a love of travel!