7 best hostels in Nashville

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Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and the home to country music and famous singer and songwriter Johnny Cash is a popular tourist destination for concert-goers, outdoor activities, and fabulous food. Tourists flock every year to visit top attractions like The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Johnny Cash Museum, the historic Ryman Auditorium, and many cultural landmarks.

As you're planning your trip to Nashville, Tennessee, you should get to know your budget accommodation options, as the city is rather expensive for budget travelers. Some of the cheapest options are hostels and budget hotels, but you can also find all types of guesthouses, B&Bs, and Airbnb. Though hostels in Nashville are very scarce, you can also venture to nearby cities like Chatanooga, where you'll find plenty of decent and cheap alternatives.

To help you save time and money, below we've listed the best and cheapest hostels and hotels in Nashville to suit every budget and preference. And when you need to stow your belongings, remember that Bounce partners with hostels around the world for luggage storage. But if you choose a hostel we don't partner with, book one of the many Bounce luggage lockers in Nashville by simply using the app. Travel light as you discover music city.

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Moxy Hotel Downtown

Featuring a bar and live music stage in the lobby, this lively hotel just off Broadway and near Johnny Cash Museum is one of the best hotels in Nashville for social butterflies and meeting new friends. You get to hang out at the lounge, have fun playing arcade video games, or show your billiard talents. There is a fitness center, too, for those who want to work out on the go.

Its superb location, close to some of the best honky-tonks in town, makes the Moxy Hotel Downtown the perfect choice for country music lovers and travelers who want to save money on public transportation.

The hotel offers a wide range of rooms, including king, queen, and twin rooms, perfect for families, couples, friends and solo travelers.

What makes Moxy Hotel Downtown unique

Some of the reasons to love this hotel are its top location, private parking, free wifi, and it's great value for your money.

Moxy Hotel downtown pricing

The average nightly price at this hotel is $215.00 for a queen room and $299.00 for a queen room with two queen beds. If you are a group of friends and looking to save money the best way you can, this room will cost you about $75.00 each. Though not exactly the cheapest option, this hotel is located in downtown Nashville and has more modern amenities and facilities than most hotels in the area.

Millenium Maxwell House Nashville

Located in the Germantown area of Nashville, within a short walking distance of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Nissan Stadium, this traditional hotel is the perfect budget hotel for your stay in Nashville. Featured amenities include free parking, an outdoor swimming pool, free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free shuttles. For an extra fee, you can have breakfast at the Praline's restaurant.

Guests can relax at the Maxwell’s Lounge at night, with live country music and a few drinks after a long day exploring the city. If you need to work on the go, don't worry. Each room has a workstation, but there is also a business center where you can take advantage of the computers. Those who want to break a little sweat can do so in the on-site fitness center. This hotel has everything a hotel should have, plus a bit more. You can pick from private rooms, including double, king, and queen, equipped with all the necessary amenities for your convenience.

What makes Millenium Maxwell House Nashville unique

One thing that you'll love about this hotel is the outdoor swimming pool. The fact that you can use the fitness and business centers is a bonus.

Millenium Maxwell House Nashville pricing

The lowest nightly price at Millenium Maxwell House Nashville is approximately $107.00 a night for a standard double room with two double beds.

Hillside Crossing Hotel a Ramada by Wyndham

When looking for cheap hotels away from the Nashville downtown area, this could be just the place for you. The Hillside Crossing features modern rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a bar, and a lounge. Some of the free amenities include free parking, free wifi, air conditioning and 24-hour reception. A great breakfast is served every morning at an extra cost.

The 3-star hotel offers a billiard table and tennis table to play in your free time. You can also take advantage of the business center to stay on top of deadlines. At the Hillside Crossing Hotel, you can pick from private rooms that can accommodate up to four people.

What makes Hillside Crossing Hotel a Ramada by Wyndham unique

The hotel is located just five miles from Nashville International Airport, making it a convenient budget accommodation for in-between flights. Other things you'll love about this hotel are the swimming pool, where you can catch a tan, and the fitness center, where you can blow off some steam.

Hillside Crossing Hotel a Ramada by Wyndham pricing

The lowest nightly price at the Hillside Crossing Hotel is $97.50 for a queen room with one large double bed and about $134.00 for a queen room with two queen beds, breakfast included. This is one of the cheapest hotels in Nashville, and it sells out fast, so make sure to book your spot in advance.

The Preston Hotel

If you are looking for a place to stay in between flights, this modern and convenient hotel is a great place. Though it's a bit far from downtown Nashville, Hostel Preston is just 2.85 miles from Nashville International Airport and you can take advantage of the free airport shuttle for quick and easy access to the desired location. The hotel itself is fitted with modern amenities and chic design, enough to keep you happy during your stay, not to mention it's easy on the wallet.

Things you can do at the Preston Hotel include anything from dipping your toes in the outdoor swimming pool to enjoying a happy hour and live music at the on-site restaurant.

At the Preston Hotel, you can take your pick from standard, deluxe, and premium double, king and queen rooms at affordable prices.

What makes The Preston Hotel unique

The Preston Hotel is situated in a convenient location if you have a late or early morning flight. The hotel also offers a free shuttle that you can use to get to Nashville TN, downtown. Moreover, you have a swimming pool to enjoy during the day and live music at night.

Preston Hotel pricing

Prices at the Preston Hotel start at $83.00 a night for a queen or king room and go up to $95.00 a night for a premium king suite that can accommodate up to four people.

The Iris Motel

Located on the outskirts of Nashville, just a short walk to many restaurants, cafes, and bars, and near major sights like the Nissan stadium, Johnny Cash Museum, and Vanderbilt University, the Iris Motel features rooms with a terrace, free wifi and free parking.

Most rooms in this boutique motel are equipped with a mini-fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, a smart TV, free toiletries, fresh linen, towels, and a keypad lock. There is also a microwave in the lobby to heat up your meals. The hostel-like motel has a contact-free check-in and check-out, making it super convenient for late arrivals.

What makes the Iris Motel unique

Iris Motel includes all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay, like free wifi, free parking, clean and comfortable rooms. Not to mention it's pretty affordable.

Iris Motel pricing

Prices at the Iris Motel start at $96.00 a night for a standard queen room with a private bathroom that can accommodate up to four people. This way, if you are a group of friends, it'll only cost you around $24.00 each. This is one of the cheapest options in Nashville, which is why it's often booked. Reserve your spot as soon as you know where you want to be in Nashville.

The Chorus

If you want to feel at home during your stay in the music city, check out this hotel. Located in the Germantown district, the Chorus features contactless check-in, an elevator, free wifi and air conditioning. This cool property takes hoteling to a whole new level, allowing you to check in, request bed linen and fresh towels, and even get restaurant recommendations all from your phone.

At the Chorus, you can enjoy artisan coffee on a balcony overlooking the city. The rooms available are studios and queen rooms, all equipped with kitchenettes, outdoor space, a dishwasher, a TV, a microwave, a fridge, and modern shower amenities.

What makes the Chorus unique

The Chorus is special in many ways, including its contactless check-in, luxury design, and modern amenities. You can do whatever you want, as you get all the privacy you need.

The Chorus pricing

Pricing at The Chorus starts at $259.00 a night for a queen room with a maximum capacity of four guests. When you break it down to a group of four friends or two couples, it's a bit more affordable. A studio for two guests costs $325.00 a night, depending on the selected date of travel. Though not the best option for budget travelers, The Chorus is one of the best hotels in Nashville for travelers who want to feel like they're at home.

Waymore's Guesthouse

If you're craving that unresistible hostel vibe, this place is the closest you'll get to feeling like being in one. Waymore's is a guesthouse and a social club located in East Nashville, featuring 93 rooms, suites, and shared bunkrooms ideal for travelers who want to get to know other guests.

This cool place takes pride in its lobby bar & lounge, where you can chill at night, listen to live music and share a drink with like-minded travelers. You can also make a stop at the all-day cafe, where you can sample delicious East Nashville specialties.

At Waymore's Guesthouse, you can pick from private rooms and bunkers that can accommodate up to four people. The double bunkers have double sinks in the bathroom, making it super convenient when you are rushing in the morning.

What makes Waymore's Guesthouse unique

The social vibe, and the clean, modern and chic design are just a few of the reasons guests love this casual club, not to mention the live music nights in the lounge, perfect for travelers looking to unwind after a hectic day of sightseeing.

Waymore's Guesthouse pricing

Prices at the Waymore's start at $205.50 a night for a 250 square feet king room and $265.00 for a double bunker. This is not exactly your cheapest option, but if you are a group of four friends, the cost will come down to only $66 a night.

The best hostels in Nashville for your budget trip

When looking for a great budget stop in Nashville, your best choice is hostels and budget hotels. Since currently, there are no available Nashville hostels, budget hotels are your best bet unless you want to travel to nearby cities for cheap hostels. Hotels in the music city offer everything you need for a comfortable stay, and you don't have to break the bank. They are different than hostels because they lack that sense of community and fun shared areas, but you can still meet new people and make friends if that's your jam.

Nashville is a large city, and you should learn more about things to do and places to see, which is why we recommend that you read our guides Best Time to Visit Nashville: The Ultimate Guide and 3 Days in Nashville: Everything You Should Know.

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