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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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!

montreal
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The hostel is in a beautiful location on the water, beside the boardwalk which leads to downtown. I highly recommend walking to the Congress Avenue Bridge and watching the bats come out at dusk!!! An UBER ride from the hostel to the Circuit of the Americas is less than $20, but I was lucky enough to have met fellow race...

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

Hello Shane! So glad to hear that you made some new friends while staying with us! This is what the hostelling experience is all about. Right on! And I wanted to let you know that literally, just before this review came through I made a maintenance request to adjust the doors. Thank you so much for your feedback and we...

Reviewed 24 March 2016

This place has a lot going for it, including service, amenities, cleanliness. Location could be better, but it's right by a beautiful lake - you're really just a $10 lyft/uber ride away from the city cemter. The largest issue I had was with bed bugs. I noticed huge welts on my arms/legs a day or two after leaving, which I...

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

According to our records Christine stayed with us in May of 2015. Rest assured, we DO NOT have bed bugs and never have under our current management. We follow strict measures to prevent these infestations with regular pest control visits and other preventative methods. Austin is home to many insects that bite, especially during the rainy season. Accusations of this...

Almassora, Spain
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The fantastic location where the hostel was, perfect to stroll along the river. Moreover, I also liked the big variety of activities planned for all days, the evening that I stayed I found a country bad playing in the garden! Not so good was the links with the public transport, the closest bus stop was at 7 minuts walking, at...

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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: £27 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International Austin 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Make sure you book in the 6 bed dorm room, otherwise you will be stuck in a 14 bed dorm”
 of 5 bubbles kateha2812, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“View of the river and the trees”
 of 5 bubbles M8690BWdavidp, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Most beds are bunk bed dormitory style but they do have a few private rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 769russellb, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Talk with the person working at the desk, dorm rooms are Friendliest”
 of 5 bubbles reneeecho, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I suggest making sure you have a fan in the room - Texas is hot stuff.”
 of 5 bubbles 318shanew, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
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