Hiding away in the most eclectic and vibrant neighbourhood in Dallas, is a brand new boutique accommodation named Deep Ellum Hostel.

This historic building underwent a major renovation and opened its door in 2018 with a fresh, hip vibe.

It easily joins our 5 star hostels in the USA. Keep scrolling to find out why you’ll soon agree.

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  • Location of Deep Ellum Hostel

    As the name suggests, this hostel is right in the middle of the Deep Ellum area of Dallas. It's surrounded by great nightlife, including bars, nightclubs and restaurants.

    Dallas Love Field Airport is 10km from the property, and the AT&T Performing Arts Centre is 1.6km away.

    Deep Ellum Hostel, Deep Ellum Hostel 2801 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226, United States
  • All room types at Deep Ellum Hostel

    Shared Room Types available: 4-Bed Dorm Mixed, 6-Bed Dorm Mixed, 8-Bed Dorm Mixed and 6-bed Single-Sex Dorms (male & female).

    Private Room Types available: Five Private Suites with bathrooms. For 2-4 people, with queen and single beds.

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For those that like to be amidst great nightlife and the hustle and bustle of city life; Deep Ellum Hostel is where it’s at.

“This bustling district is the epicentre for nightlife, live music, bars, restaurants, breweries, and art, and we are in the middle of it all!”

The design is industrial-chic, the spaces warm and inviting.

Honestly, it’s hard to choose just one traveller type to recommend staying here. Once you see the dorm beds, you’ll understand why.

And more obviously, it’s located in Texas: the 2nd largest state and live music capital of the world!

Guess what? The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel is another fabulous 5 star hostel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

There is also the outstanding Freehand New York over in NYC.

Over in the Rocky Mountains you can discover The Bivvi Hostel in Breckenridge.

Deep Ellum Hostel is the only 5 Star Hostel in Dallas, Texas in the USA

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Deep Ellum Hostel in Review

Are you ready to discover exactly what makes this new hostel on the block awesome?

We at Hostelgeeks are keen to show you why we love it. So let’s go.

Deep Ellum Hostel is a 5 Star Hostel in Dallas, USA because…

1. Keeping it Local

One of the main highlights of Deep Ellum Hostel is easily the connected bar named Booty’s Dallas.

Once you’ve located the hidden entrance (somewhere in the lobby), you’ll find an offering of affordable food and drinks from around the world.

The best bit is that the kitchen is sustainable, using only locally sourced ingredients.

“In the heart of Deep Ellum, we’re serving it up hot, fresh and friendly – no jet engine needed.”

Psst! A buffet breakfast is included, too.

The hostel building itself also has an eco-friendly story of its own.

When it was renovated a few years ago, many of the century-old details were kept.

Instead of knocking down and rebuilding, brick walls were mixed in with a modern splash of warm colour.

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Deep Ellum Hostel is the only 5 Star Hostel in Dallas, Texas in the USA

2. Industrial Chic Design you’ll LOVE

When you walk around it’s easy to get caught up in the design details of this place.

A stack of old suitcases in the corner of the room, original brick walls and vintage furniture give this hostel a real special vibe.

Yet with the old, also comes the new.

It’s a gorgeous mix of retro and modern, with a seriously swanky kitchen and top of the range bunk beds.

Seriously, skip quickly to the pictures and have a look.

The dorms are kept small with a maximum of 8-beds. And so much effort has gone in to each bed!

A large lobby area is designed to bring everyone together, with plenty of seating, vinyl player and a book exchange.

The high ceilings and dim, warm lighting create a homely and relaxing atmosphere throughout.

Deep Ellum Hostel is the only 5 Star Hostel in Dallas, Texas in the USA

Deep Ellum Hostel is the only 5 Star Hostel in Dallas, Texas in the USA

Deep Ellum Hostel is the only 5 Star Hostel in Dallas, Texas in the USA

3. Private Suite, anyone?

Alongside the fantastic shared dorms, there is also an option to book your very own private suite.

Sounds fancy, and it is.

In fact, there are five private suites to choose from!

Each of them includes a

  • luxurious ensuite,
  • memory foam mattress,
  • cotton linens and
  • private living room area.

They’re suitable for 2-4 people – great for cute couples and small families that enjoy their own space.

Can we just warn you of something?

These suites are so comfortable, clean and big that you might forget you’re actually staying in a hostel and never come out.

Just remember that there is so much more on offer in and around the building.

Which moves us swiftly on to the social atmosphere…

Deep Ellum Hostel is the only 5 Star Hostel in Dallas, Texas in the USA

Deep Ellum Hostel is the only 5 Star Hostel in Dallas, Texas in the USA

4. Live DJs and globally inspired Cocktails

Ok, so we’ve covered the aesthetics of Deep Ellum Hostel, so what about the atmosphere?

Simply put, it’s vibrant, bustling and offers something for everyone.

Next door at Booty’s is where you can enjoy cocktails, live music and a free drink to kick start your night.

The fun menu, boasting food and drink from around the world, offers almost everything for under $10!

This is certainly a good place to party. Have a look at all of the best party hostels in the world.

Never fear: quiet hours within the hostel are from 12am to 8am.

Inside the hostel walls, the lobby is also a great space to relax.

It’s designed to relax you, with soft lighting and comfy sofas. Grab a guitar, read a book or strike up a conversation.

As it’s a big place, it’s easy to please yourself if you’re not keen on getting involved.

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5. Staff

The team at Deep Ellum strives to keep things at a high standard, including their interactions with guests.

These guys make everyone welcome, with ease.

Thanks to them, you can enjoy free Wifi, a complimentary breakfast and no curfew.

Reception is open 24/7, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.

Any problems? Just ask. Nothing is too much trouble.

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