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Hostelling International Austin

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for one night with TrekAmerica, hostel was clean and tidy. The hostel is not too far from acttractions and is next yo a lake. Only downside was there was not much room inside the dorm but overall i was pleased with everything else.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

First and foremost the place smells amazing... The restrooms felt like my own home and were clean. For the first time I could walk barefoot in the shower. True feeling of Austin charm and hospitality. The young guy at night really knows his way around Austin and helpful. Will be back to stay after SXSW. If you want a place...

Thank Daniel G
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Came down for new years to check out 6th street and downtown Austin. Loved our stay! The hostel is beautifully situated right by the ladybird lake trail that we walked round on new years day. So pretty! The hostel has a nice communal area with nice decor and fun games to play and pass the time. Good free breakfast, although...

Thank Chloe T
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stayed at HI Austin for 3 nights as it was the only available budget accomodation in the area in a nice spot along the river. It is quite a way out of the hustle and bustle of the city but you can easily jump in a Lyft (Uber doesn't operate in Austin) to town for around $10 or take...

Thank kateha2812
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming to all ages. The hostel is set on the beautiful bank of the river with views over the city skyline. I stayed in a co-ed dorm , 14 beds but a very quiet and respectful group. There's breakfast available and alcohol is only allowed outside on the terrace. Very friendly and highly recommended. Guess our shelf in...

Thank Buzzcola
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I only stayed here for one night and any HI hostel is going to clean and comfortable, but I wanted to write this review to thank the staff for being so helpful. There was a big group of us and they made sure they accommodated us, which wasn't an easy task! I was desperate to do my washing in a...

Thank charlotterdavis
Kenny L, Manager at Hostelling International Austin, responded to this review

Hi Charlotte. Thanks so much for your review! We love having large groups here and we do everything we can to make everyone feel comfortable. I'm glad you were able to do your laundry in a timely manner. I'd also like to thank you for mentioning our happy hour we have here on Fridays with free local wine and beer....

mendoza, Argentina
Reviewed 17 September 2016

At night sitting at the outside patio, the fireflies and the croaking of the frogs, I felt like I was in the country. I was five minutes from downtown Austin. I hit the town doing karaoke and bar hopping and was great to return to a tranquil setting to sleep it off.

Thank David P
Kenny L, General Manager at Hostelling International Austin, responded to this review

Hello David and thank you so much for your very kind words about our hostel. We all very much appreciate to hear this and couldn't agree more. Thanks again and we do hope to see you again soon. -Kenny

Spring, Texas
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I reserved about a week in advance and was helped very cheerfully by a young lady that helped a great deal with my many questions. I let her know I was arriving by bike and needed a place to story it for the night. She assured me that there would be a storage room inside to stash my wheels. True...

Thank Russell B
Nicole S, Manager at Hostelling International Austin, responded to this review

Hello Russell! Thank you so much for all the kind words! The staff here really takes ownership in the hostel and many of them are "hostelers" as well...yes that is a word. :) Thanks again and we hope to see you in the future!

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great Hostel , Location right by a beautiful lake , Nice and clean,Quirky friendly staff and employees, great free breakfast, clean linen, Good Hostel Events weekly, a place of traveler consciousness. Great amenities, nice close to City landmarks.In a Great City.

Thank ReneeModern
Nicole S, General Manager at Hostelling International Austin, responded to this review

Hello Valued Guest! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here in Austin. We hope you visit us again! And tell all your friends about us! ;) Safe travels!

Bickley, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Having hit up this place after a few nights of camping, the free towels and soft beds were a great relief. The staff are kind and friendly and the free breakfast is a major plus. The hostel also hosts social nights such as happy hours and excursions and the rooms aren't too packed.

Thank Paul F
Nicole S, General Manager at Hostelling International Austin, responded to this review

Hey Paul! Thank you for submitting this feedback! We appreciate hearing about all the good experiences. Hope to see you again!

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HI Austin rests on the south shores of Lady Bird Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown Austin. Guests are only footsteps away from bus lines, the hike & bike trail, and the Colorado River. A 10 minute journey could take you to the middle of the Red River music district, to the stylish hub of South Congress, to the cool waters of Barton Springs Pool, or to the natural beauty of the Austin Greenbelt. Our fun and friendly staff would love to give you some ideas of what to do in town and directions on how to get there!Please note HI Austin is obligated to charge a 15% lodging tax on all overnight stays in accordance with Texas and City of Austin law. Regrettably, we cannot accept anyone who lives within 60 miles of the hostel as guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International Austin

Address: 2200 S. Lakeshore Blvd., Austin, TX 78741
Region: United States > Texas > Austin > South Austin
Price Range: €29 - €93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International Austin 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“If staying in a private room, ask that you don't get put in room 5. Room wasn't true to pictures and noisy area.”
chloet130, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you book in the 6 bed dorm room, otherwise you will be stuck in a 14 bed dorm”
kateha2812, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“View of the river and the trees”
M8690BWdavidp, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Most beds are bunk bed dormitory style but they do have a few private rooms.”
769russellb, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Talk with the person working at the desk, dorm rooms are Friendliest”
ReneeModern, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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