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HI - Austin

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

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Overall Rating 88%

From 31 Reviews

Hostel rating (31)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 79%
Location 91%
Security 89%
Service 92%
Comfort 83%
Green rating 90%

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

  • Dorm
    From $27.00
  • Private
    From $60.00
10 or more people?

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 are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax 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 3 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 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • 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



My friend and I had booked to be in town for the 4th or July! We had warm welcomes from staff & were quickly introduced to activities that were being hosted at the hostel. Kenny in particular went out of his way to ensure my friend and I were welcomed, answering all our questions/concerns promptly. This made our stay much more relaxing and comforting. Location was wonderful and very accessible to public transit! Can't wait to come back to Austin! -Cassandra


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Wed 11 Jul 2018

Super bright and cheerful space. The staff were very helpful. My flight arrived super late and there was someone at the desk happy to check me in. The female dorm room I stayed in was clean and the bed pretty comfortable. The large common area /kitchen/lounge is light filled and upbeat. The kitchen was clean. The best part is the location if you are a runner or love to walk as it is right on the Colorado River and the Ladybird Lake trail.


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Sun 29 Apr 2018

Location right on the bike path next to the river. Free Parking. Safe area, 20-30 minute walk to downtown. Full kitchen, breakfast included=fruit, toast, cereal, make your own pancakes, coffee & tea. Big light common area with books games, tv and outside tables, hammock and relaxing area. Rental bicycles. I was in a roomy 8 bed dorm. Chill. Room trash cans not emptied daily and odor in woman's restroom/shower area..


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Thu 19 Apr 2018

sweep cleanunder the beds. improve cleaning of men's lavatory smells of urine


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Tue 17 Apr 2018

onerall very enjoyable. access to jogging. friendly atmosphere . needs improvement in cleaning. 1 under the bed not swept. men's lavatory needs study and implication of cleaning procedure and technique. for example 2 use of water hose on uninal ( and sit down). use of professional cleaning agents. Hi Huston and Hi Little rock seemstohave a good working procedure. switch over from the negative. i general HI Austin a good place to stay. thank you J.Falcone


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Sun 15 Apr 2018


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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