Birmingham R&R Hostel // Private Room 1

Private room in home hosted by Eric

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 shared bathrooms
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We are NOT your grandparents AIRBNB. We are Reduce & Reuse HOSTEL!

We have:
- Cheap Beds
- FAST Wifi
- FREE STORIES

Our guests are RELAXED and CHILL. We are short on amenities, but long on LOVE. Come HOME to FAMILY. Maybe a guest will leave the cookie sheet on the back porch, but we will eventually find it again! Let your HEART be ever-renewed at R&R HOSTEL with a Laugh and a Smile.

If you are new to the HOSTEL (communal living) experience, we are honored to be your first LOVE!

The space
//Neighborhood//
Our hostel is located in a neighborhood in transition. It can look rough to some visitors. We aim to be budget friendly accommodation and may not be the best fit someone expecting an upscale experience.

//What does the R&R stand for//
Rest, Relax, Reduce, Reuse. R&R Hostels are filled with salvaged furniture and thrift store finds. The decor is eclectic. The model is sustainable. We transform rundown houses into homes.

//What are Hostels//
Hostels are hospitality businesses that have SHARED rooms and spaces. The meaning of a hostel is that you only pay for your bed, and share the rest of the room's space with other people you don’t know.

Due to this "co-habitation" set-up, the prices for this type of stay are much more affordable. The "do it by yourself" hostel culture also lends towards creating a vibe very different from that of a traditional hotel. The environment is much more laid-back and collaborative.

//What to expect//
The expectation is that all of our R&R guests will pitch in to make a harmonious co-living atmosphere. Guests are often a mix of longer term stays and one night roadtrippers. Are you looking to move to the area or on a short term work assignment? R&R Hostels is your spot.

Because we renovate previously forgotten homes, our hostels are often located in forgotten neighborhoods. The neighborhood is in transition. We do our best to create a safe environment with added camera security and a secure key code system. Please BE ADVISED the neighborhood is a little on the rougher side.

Once you come inside our funky little home, you get the opportunity to bond with your fellow guests. Share coffee and swap travel stories. Look out for each other. The cool thing here is that even if you are traveling alone, you have the opportunity to have a social experience. We do not pretend to be a five-star hotel. The reviews tell the story.

//Setup//
The R&R Hostel// Birmingham consists of four private rooms, a dorm room, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a comfortable living room (all of which are shared). The bathroom is located down the hall, off the kitchen.

This listing is for a private room. So, while you may be making new friends around the common areas, you will have your own space to retreat to.

Washer and dryer access is available, for $5 fee you can purchase detergent/dryer sheets. Laundry Access is available from 6pm to 9am.

The house hosts a MAX of 10-11 at a time and we do stay mostly booked.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Garden
Hair dryer
Security cameras on property

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4.50 out of 5 stars from 62 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

//The neighborhood//
The neighborhood can look a little rough to a non-local. We are in a quiet residential area north of Fountain Heights and west of downtown Birmingham. While our house has been completely renovated, not all the house on the block have been. If you're looking for something in the heart of Birmingham, this isn't your best bet. If you don't mind taking a quick drive, then we are you spot. You can get to the trendy uptown district in 10 minutes.

Hosted by Eric

  1. Joined in July 2011
  2. Professional Host
  • 11,540 Reviews
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The R&R Houses are in the business of saving. We save old houses, we save old furniture, and we save our guest money. There’s too much stuff in the world. Recycling is nice, but reducing and reusing are the true pillars of a sustainable society, as it requires a change of mindset. By staying at one of our houses, you are standing up the ‘more is better’ ideology we’ve all been sold. R&R Houses are comfortable, but modest. Mostly clean, but mostly minimal. They are largely self-serve and run remotely, which helps us aggregate our resources. All the art or decor at an R&R House has likely been salvaged from some old thrift shop; or bargained over at some clandestine estate sale. (Or we found it on the side of the road) All these items, like the houses themselves, have a history and place in time. They have a unique story only they know. A society that would toss them away because they’ve lost fashion, is hardly a society at all. Does a house not still give shelter? Does a lamp not still give light? And do we not now live in a world that desperately needs light?! We also have free oatmeal, coffee and tea. How many trees must be uprooted to build another Hotel? Airbnb started started the housing and travel revolution, we are honored to play our role as a low-cost lodging provider.

Just as we humans are all unique, each R&R House is too. Our houses consider themselves yogis, and are always in a state of self-improvement. We appreciate your patience. We appreciate how we can get better, so please share your thoughts. All are welcome, at prices that are welcoming. No one is a stranger, just as no houses are ugly. We would be honored if you call R&R your home, if only for a night.

Rest, Relax,
Reduce, Reuse
The R&R Houses are in the business of saving. We save old houses, we save old furniture, and we save our guest money. There’s too much stuff in the world. Recycling is nice, bu…

Co-hosts

  • Ryan

During your stay

The R&R Hostel is like a self-serve hotel. I take a hands-off approach to hosting so you can feel like the place is really yours.

Rachel & Ryan are cohosts and manage the property.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 99%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 20:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy