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HI - Austin

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

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Overall Rating 90%

From 70 Reviews

Hostel rating (70)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 90%
Security 91%
Service 92%
Comfort 85%
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 €24.06
  • Private
    From €53.47
10 or more people?

Austin Hostel

Hostel Austin

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 are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Terrace / patio


  • 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

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-512-444 2294

Fax. 1-512-444 2309

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



I liked everything because this was my first time for a hostel and i found it way much better than my expectations!!! It will be great if you can provide more private rooms.


Avatar for Daniel


Sun 22 May 2016

Overall a good stay just would like more comfort late at night such as dim lights so you do not disturb people sleeping


Avatar for David


Thu 19 May 2016

Friendly staff. Nice location. Room doors SLAMMED shut which you could hear LOUDLY all through the night if if people were coming in late. Really, if I weren't so tired at 3 in the morning when these doors were slamming I would have found it comical! Those doors are in DIRE need of fixing. Plus, the door entering the dorm hallways made a loudish weird noise as well. Could have slept a lot better if this was fixed!


Avatar for Shireen


Sat 14 May 2016

The Public Room looks really nice, but the dorms are crowded and narrow. I tried to sleep in a room with seven other people, but it didn´t work at all. The doors are heavy iron bunker doors which wake you up everytime a person enters or goes out with a big smash. People were to stupid to try to close them quietly. I didn´t feel comfortable to leave my stuff in the room, so i locked everything. No open travellers mentality there. In the public showers I ran into a huge cockroach. Never again.


Avatar for Saskia


Sun 08 May 2016

loved my time in this hostel, very comfortable & clean. great staff. best location of any hostel or backpackers ever. thanks again everyone if I return to Austin I'd definitely stay here again.


Avatar for robert


Wed 04 May 2016


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

15-20mins by bus: Take bus #100 (Airport Flyer) to Burton and East Riverside Drive. Walk down Tinnin Ford Road.
Middle Fiskville Rd > Bus #10 southbound to Red River > Bus #20 to Burton & Riverside Dr > Walk down Tinnin Ford Road.
Taxis are available at the station - fare should be around $10 - $20.
Free parking.
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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