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HI - Austin

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

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Overall Rating 83%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 71%
Location 82%
Security 89%
Service 89%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 82%

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 $69.00
10 or more people?
hi-austin

Austin Hostel

Hostel Austin

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI-Austin rests on the shores of Town Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown Austin. Guests are only footsteps away from bus lines, the hike & bike trail, and the Colorado River. A 10 minute journey could take you to the middle of the Red River music district, to the stylish hub of South Congress, to the cool waters of Barton Springs Pool, or to the natural beauty of the Austin Greenbelt. Our fun and friendly staff would love to give you some ideas of what to do in town and directions on how to get there! Bed linens, towels, continental breakfast, and internet access are included in your rate. No curfew, comfortable 24 hour lobby overlooks Town Lake. Central air conditioning and heat for your comfort. See you soon!

As part of our high quality standards and because our mission is to promote hosteling, to stay with us guests must have a government-issued photo ID: a FOREIGN passport or a US driver’s license with current residency 60 miles outside of Austin city limits that must be presented upon check-in.

HI Austin is part of HI USA a nonprofit member organization focused on promoting hostel travel among everyone especially the young we require all guest to be members of HI or YHA, you may purchase an annual membership online at www.hihostels.com/membership for $18. Or the option of purchasing a daily membership for $3/person per night which can be applied to your hostel stay at check in.

HI-Austin is obligated to charge a 15% Lodging Tax on all overnight stays in accordance with Texas state law.

Please contact the hostel directly for reservations during ACL Fest and SXSW
Cancellations for ACL and SXSW must be made 72 hours before your arrival to check in, otherwise you forfeit the costs of your first night and cancellation of your reservation.

Please inform both HI Austin and your booking website of any other cancellations 24 hours before you are scheduled to arrive in order to avoid any charges to your credit card.
Cancellations made after the 24 hours deadline forfeits the costs of your first night and cancellation of your reservation.

Please call or email us for information on group reservations and discounts for parties of 6 or more.
Group reservations of more than 6 total beds require 50% hostel deposit and minimum one week cancellation notice.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 15% is payable at check-in.
  • 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 4 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 60 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
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
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

Great little hostel. Easy check in check out procedures, laid back staff. Convenient location. Fair price.

100%

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Wolfgang,

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Thank you for your review! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and our location by Lady Bird Lake and we hope to see you again soon!

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HI Austin Hostel,

Fri 29 Mar 2019

some areas need new paint and upgrading. Fresh fruit at breakfast was great. Really nice that they offer a community dinner and happy hour each week.

77%

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Joanne,

Tue 26 Feb 2019

Hi! Thank you for your review, our staff work hard to ensure every guest can enjoy their time in Austin and our weekly community dinners is one example where guests/staff/volunteers can meet and share ideas with one another.

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HI Austin Hostel,

Thu 28 Feb 2019

I would not stay here again. This hostel was dirty, run down and definitely not worthy of the HI brand. I have a feeling that it may be better if you have a private room but the bunk bed room was pitiful. It is however on the 10 mile lake walking/running loop.

53%

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Mike,

Sun 13 Jan 2019

Hi Mike, We're glad you enjoyed the bike/walk trail HI Austin is located upon, but it's unfortunate to hear we did not meet your expectation on comfort and cleanliness. In order to address and improve on these issues, could you please contact me directly at quoc.vo@hiusa.org with any further details on your stay because I would like to ensure HI Austin is proactive to guest's feedback.

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HI Austin Hostel,

Tue 15 Jan 2019

The staff made this hostel great. It was also small and easily helped guests mingle. It reminded me of hostels in the past before they became more like hotels. The cleaning let a little to be desired, hair in the shower drain and no hand soap. There are a lot of bike and scooter shares in Austin now and the hostel could perhaps look to creating a base for these at the hostel so that guests could use them.

70%

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Lucas,

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Thank you we hope to see you again soon!

Manager avatar

HI Austin Hostel,

Tue 13 Nov 2018

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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