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
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating

90%

Reviews

Very nice common area and amenities. The staff was friendly and even gave free pizza the night I was there. Rooms could use a bit of an update but overall it was a nice 1-night hostel stay for me.

77%

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Michael,

Fri 05 Feb 2016

Common room was quite loud after hours and dorm rooms within ear shot

93%

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Ann,

Mon 01 Feb 2016

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

State capitol.

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Thian,

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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Thian,

Fri 09 Jan 2015