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



This hostel really needs to improve its price policy. I have no idea how the price I had to pay was calculated and the staff also couldn't explain it to me. Furthermore, I had to deal three full days without wifi and no one did anything to solve this issue. Considering the price I expected more!


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Sat 14 Mar 2015

This has been my favorite hostel in the 3 months I've been traveling; wonderful staff & location. The weather wasn't great many days; only suggestion is an in-house social or meal organized when everyone is indoors.


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Fri 06 Mar 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

State capitol.

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Fri 09 Jan 2015

Nightlife & entertainment tip

6th street.

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Fri 09 Jan 2015