his was my first stay at a hostel. It was a pretty pleasant stay. The beds were comfortable, the showers were very clean(but the place is kind of dusty and upset my allergies) and the guests were respectful of the property. The staff was helpful and generously offered advice or a story.
However, I didn't take any points away from this but, I guess I was expecting a completely young crowd of travelers. While, the crowd was young there was a large majority of elderly or older people staying there as well. That was kind of depressing. Also, from other travelers I have heard that other hostels have a more inviting and sociable atmosphere that this hostel definitely lacked. This might factor in for a traveler who was hoping to meet people along the way. These aren't criticisms more so disclaimers. Either way, it's a decent place to lay your head at night. Just beware the lights go off early!
- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International Austin Hotel Austin
- Hostelling International Austin Hotel
- Hostelling International Austin Texas
- 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
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