Friends House Downtown is a friendly, laid-back hostel, perfect for your comfy co-op home in Houston. If you love laid back hostels managed with lots of love, you’ll feel right at home at Friends House Downtown. It’s quaint, cosy and friendly, catering especially for travelers who want to wind down, take it easy, chill out and enjoy ann overall peaceful, fun time.
They are located in a historic four-plex house in downtown Houston’s culturally diverse Historic Quarter. As well of being listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, their naighbourhood is jam-packed with great restaurants and bars. So, whether you’re looking for BBQs, coffee, croissants, burgers, cocktails, giant Jenga or and ice-cold beer, just as and the staff at Friends House Downtown will point you in the right direction.
There’s lots of free stuff on offer, like free WiFi, clean linen and towels, free calls to anywhere in the USA and Canada and a free breakfast with oatmeal & bananas, toast with butter and jam, free coffee and tea and Ramen noodles. Additionally they have free customized local maps, a 24hr common room, 24hr hot showers and comfy bunk beds. Their lockers are super sturdy, and made from army rocket boxes! Plus, there’s laundry facilities and an indoor pool/spa nearby, with state of the art equipment and a women-only area.
Friends House Downtown is close to MegaBus, Amtrak, Greyhound and all local public transport. It’s a 15-minute walk from the hostel to downtown, where buses are available to the museum district and Herman Park. Purchase the City Pass when you arrive at Friends House Downtown and you’ll get discounts at NASA Space Centre, the Aquarium, Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo, the subway, Rothko Museum, the Menil (listed in the book ‘1000 Things You Should Do Before You Die’), Galveston Beach, Beavers For Texas Bar-B-Q and lots of bars and restaurants on Washington Avenue, just three blocks from the hostel!
Danny, a former electrical engineer, and Leah, former high school English and speech teacher, look forward to welcoming you to Houston! They love helping travellers to make the most of their time and money while staying in Houston. Leah is a native Houstonian and knows many off-the-beaten-path hidden treasures! Danny teaches a complimentary self-defense class onsite, and as a military intelligence officer in the Army. Trust them, he’ll teach you some very cool moves! Plus he loves to share his knowledge!
They, along with all the other Friends House Downtown staff, look forward to becoming friends with you and unveiling all the local treasures, because that’s who they are- friendly by name, friendly by nature!