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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Socialising
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



Me gustó el ambiente del hostel por que me hacía sentir en casa, es muy acogedor. También me gustó la oportunidad de conocer a tanta gente de diferentes partes del mundo. Mejoraría el sistema de aire acondicionado en las noches, a veces la habitación se ponía muy fría en especial por que dormía en la cama superior del camaroote y era muy incómodo.


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Thu 21 May 2015

Very nice hostel; comfortable, good facilities, decent beds, roomy bathroom. Comment for room 2: it was very humid, and while the common area was nice and cool, I promise you the A/C in that room was not working. Nothing came out of the vents. Very humid and stuffy in there.


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Wed 20 May 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

State capitol.

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Fri 09 Jan 2015

Budget meal tip

I like asian food closer to the UT Austin. Coco cafe is inexpensive and taste good.

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Fri 09 Jan 2015