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HI - Austin

2200 South Lakeshore Blvd, Austin, Texas, 78741, United States

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Overall Rating 88%

From 47 Reviews

Hostel rating (47)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 81%
Location 92%
Security 88%
Service 92%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 92%

HI Austin welcomes you to the Live Music Capital of the World! Relax at our lakefront property before enjoying Austin's nightlife.

  • Dorm
    From $25.00
  • Private
    From $89.00
10 or more people?

Austin Hostel

Hostel Austin

Hostelling International

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.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • 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



Add a food compost bin.


Avatar for Anna


Thu 08 Mar 2018

written guidance on time of lights out, reducing noise, limiting late night arrivals to shared rooms


Avatar for austin


Wed 28 Feb 2018

I wasn't happy that the price was $7 more than what I reserved the bed for online 3 weeks earlier. I don't like that the staff was not willing to honor the reservation price. I also wasn't happy with people slamming the door shut while I was trying to sleep. We had to hang a towel on the door to muffle the noise. The staff heard the ladies that were making all the noise & did nothing.


Avatar for Amber


Thu 08 Feb 2018

Hi Amber, please feel free to contact me directly at to resolve the $7 dollar difference. I'm not sure what this was. It is a constant struggle when living in a shared accommodation. We honestly try to do our best to make everyone comfortable and after reading your comments, it looks like we came up short for which I apologize. Again, please feel free to contact me. Thanks again, Kenny (GM)

Manager avatar

HI Austin Hostel,

Sat 10 Feb 2018


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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