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HI - Austin

2200 South Lakeshore Blvd, Austin, Texas, 78741, United States

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Overall Rating 88%

From 49 Reviews

Hostel rating (49)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 79%
Location 93%
Security 88%
Service 91%
Comfort 82%
Green rating 91%

HI Austin welcomes you to the Live Music Capital of the World! Relax at our lakefront property before enjoying Austin's nightlife.

  • Dorm
    From $25.00
  • Private
    From $60.00
10 or more people?
hi-austin

Austin Hostel

Hostel Austin

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Austin rests on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown Austin. Guests are only footsteps away from bus lines, hiking and biking trails, and the Colorado River. Austin's music scene, funky shopping districts, and gorgeous natural beauty are all close by.

This Austin hostel has a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere, free Wi-Fi, free pancake breakfast, a common room that overlooks the lake and weekly community meals and events are organised so you can get to know other travellers.

A 10 minute journey from HI Austin takes you to the middle of the Red River music district; the stylish hub of South Congress, known for its many eclectic small retailers, restaurants, music and art venues; and to the cool waters of Barton Springs Pool.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-512-444 2294

Fax. 1-512-444 2309

reserve.austin@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Zilker Park (3 to 5km)
  • University of Texas (3 to 5km)
  • Downtown Austin (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

I was appalled at how dirty the facility was. Floors were really dirty (a large pile of what I assume were sweepings from the room were right next to my bed) and looked liked they hadn't been washed in a long time. Shower floors were coated with soap scum. I was also there on a Friday evening and the Happy Hour party went on until 10P with really loud rap music playing in the common room. Too loud to even talk to someone. Just not the same place. New management??

73%

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Tracy,

Sun 08 Oct 2017

Big space, clean and organised well. Lots of different types of people around including local workers, people moving to the city, people at conferences and travellers.

70%

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tim,

Tue 03 Oct 2017

Fine stay at a decent hostel. No hot water for showers though.

93%

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Alicia,

Wed 06 Sep 2017

It was chosen as a cheap hostel, and if all of the cheap hostels I use are anywhere near as HI Austin, I am going to have a very good trip

87%

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Benjamin,

Sun 09 Jul 2017

Love the location and welcoming atmosphere, the only thing that could be better is the layout of the bathrooms/shower, I felt that there wasn't much privacy, and there was little space to place your clothes/towel.

90%

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Benjamin,

Thu 06 Jul 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
15-20mins by bus: Take bus #100 (Airport Flyer) to Burton and East Riverside Drive. Walk down Tinnin Ford Road.
Bus
Middle Fiskville Rd > Bus #10 southbound to Red River > Bus #20 to Burton & Riverside Dr > Walk down Tinnin Ford Road.
Taxi
Taxis are available at the station - fare should be around $10 - $20.
Car
Free parking.
Rail
By bus: Walk 2 blocks north to Baylor & 5th street. Take bus #4 eastbound to Guadalupe & 5th street. Transfer to either bus #7 or #20 southbound exiting at Burton and East Riverside Drive. Walk down Tinnin Ford Road.

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