On the road home to PA, I stopped in Nashville for the night. To be honest with you, this city surprised me in a few ways that I did not expect because country music is not exactly my thing.
Staying in Nashville at a hostel
The usual suspects, Hostels.com and Hostelworld.com, both could not find any hostels in Nashville. This surprised me. However, I found two hostels via Google’s search engine.
I ended up going with this one because it included free parking.
I admit the check-in and out process was a little odd in comparison to other hostels I have been at. Nevertheless, the entire stay was very pleasant for the most part.
It is also in an excellent location within easy walking distance of plenty of restaurants and things to do. I wouldn’t mind staying here again.
Grab a bite to eat at DeSano
Those who know me well know that I am easy to please when there’s pizza to eat. Forget Dominos or DiGornio and head over to DeSano Pizza Bakery.
Did you like how I segued into Desano?
Anyways, they use a wood-fired oven to bake their pizzas which is available in two sizes, personal and large. A unique twist was serving the pizza on an aluminum tray.
On a scale of one to ten, I would give this pizza a solid nine. They even have dipping sauces available to dip the crust with to finish it off which I enjoyed.
They have a few locations so it’s worth checking out if you are in their area.
Accessibility First Notice
They have a different setup when it comes to ordering your meal. Instructions were available on the wall explaining how to do this.
The last step is to seat yourself and listen for the server to call out your number which is not deaf-friendly.
I explained the situation to the host who understood and took care to give the staff a heads up. My order arrived without having to pay attention to the staff so that was a success.
However, in my opinion, all they have to do is use a those numbered things they hand out in some places where the server looks for it when bringing the order out.
It’s not rocket science. It’s deaf-friendly.
Things to do in Nashville
Because I was only there for one night, I didn’t do much other than walk around downtown, peek into a few bars which were mostly empty due to being a Monday night, and checked out a few sights of interests.
The one sight I did enjoy as a result of reading a terrific photo essay from a travel blogger. That’s the featured image I have for this post, the view of downtown from the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.
Check out Nomadic Pursuit’s photo essay here
What about the other hostel?
If I didn’t have a car and was staying for more than 1 night, I probably would have gone with the downtown hostel. While checking out booking sites, I found the prices were very comparable for a room with free parking.
In any case, since these two hostels are not available on your usual hostel booking sites, here’s the link to this one.
What do you think of Nashville
I’m curious to discover from you whether you have been to Nashville or not. There’s a difference between what the travel guides or media portrayal of Nashville and the real Nashville. I would love to see your thoughts on this surprising city.