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
  • Sightseeing

Green rating

84%

Reviews

I was highly impressed with HI-Austin. The facility was super clean and many amenities. They had a lot of activities going on throughout the week, plus the location is great to access all parts of Austin. The hostel sits on the Colorado river, a walking trail and paddle board rental kiosk. Great staff and locked dorm rooms are a couple other great components of the hostel.

100%

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kristin,

Fri 03 Jul 2015

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