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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 92%
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 €23.58
10 or more people?

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



Did not stay cancelled trip


Avatar for Rickey


Sat 30 Apr 2016

The cleaning lady is very nice and she does a great job!


Avatar for Weldon


Wed 27 Apr 2016

If you're looking to experience the beautiful nature that Austin offers, this is the place to stay! It's lake front property, so it's extremely easy to access the trail around Lady Bird Lake. My only concern was the drugged-up non-resident that came in and started speaking very loudly in the common area one night. I didn't feel safe with him there. I also didn't like that the smell of cigarette smoke came in through the window of my room. Overall, I'll stay here again the next time I'm in town!


Avatar for Michelle


Wed 27 Apr 2016

I wish there is a rule to limit noise once inside the room after 11 pm so as not to disturb guests who are already sleeping. This is just a matter of consideration for others but I think other people doesn't realize that. Why not segregate room assignment according to expected check in time. Those who love to stay late should be assigned to 1 room that way those guest who likes to retire early on bed will not be disturbed by late sleepers or late comers. In this way, everybody will be happy.


Avatar for Kent


Tue 12 Apr 2016

There was a great deal more positive than negative. The ONLY negative is that I had paid for a private room this past Sunday, and the previous occupants did not check out but just stayed in the room. When I came to check in late Sunday, the room was not available, but the person on duty refunded and didn't charge me for the dorm room I did stay in. The staff did everything they could did ameliorate the reduction in comfort in that instance.


Avatar for David


Thu 07 Apr 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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