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HI - Austin

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

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Overall Rating 82%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 84%
Cleanliness 78%
Location 85%
Security 89%
Service 82%
Comfort 76%
Green rating 82%

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

  • Dorm
    From $29.00
10 or more people?
hi-austin

Austin Hostel

Hostel Austin

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI-Austin rests on the shores of Town 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! Bed linens, towels, continental breakfast, and internet access are included in your rate. No curfew, comfortable 24 hour lobby overlooks Town Lake. Central air conditioning and heat for your comfort. See you soon!

As part of our high quality standards and because our mission is to promote hosteling, to stay with us guests must have a government-issued photo ID: a FOREIGN passport or a US driver’s license with current residency 60 miles outside of Austin city limits that must be presented upon check-in.

HI Austin is part of HI USA a nonprofit member organization focused on promoting hostel travel among everyone especially the young we require all guest to be members of HI or YHA, you may purchase an annual membership online at www.hihostels.com/membership for $18. Or the option of purchasing a daily membership for $3/person per night which can be applied to your hostel stay at check in.

HI-Austin is obligated to charge a 15% Lodging Tax on all overnight stays in accordance with Texas state law.

Please contact the hostel directly for reservations during ACL Fest and SXSW
Cancellations for ACL and SXSW must be made 72 hours before your arrival to check in, otherwise you forfeit the costs of your first night and cancellation of your reservation.

Please inform both HI Austin and your booking website of any other cancellations 24 hours before you are scheduled to arrive in order to avoid any charges to your credit card.
Cancellations made after the 24 hours deadline forfeits the costs of your first night and cancellation of your reservation.

Please call or email us for information on group reservations and discounts for parties of 6 or more.
Group reservations of more than 6 total beds require 50% hostel deposit and minimum one week cancellation notice.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 15% is payable at check-in.
  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 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 4 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 60 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-512-444 2294

Fax. 1-512-444 2309

reserve.austin@hiusa.org

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

Reviews

Reviews

The only reason I've given this locatiin a C on cleanliness is because the building is quite old. Someone needs to come in and clean deeper. Baseboards. A little paint. Floor stripping and maybe even new floor at the entry. The staff does clean all day. I saw them teying their best to make it a nice place for us. I don't know who is responsible for this area albeit maybe they should examine it closer. Otherwise an incredible place. Friendly staff. Perfect location. Comfortable beds. Bars on windows are reassuring. I love Hi Austin!!

93%

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Sharon,

Mon 06 Jan 2020

Thank you very much for your review! We are constantly working with the Austin's Parks Department to insure our buidling and the grounds meet our guests' expectations and we appriciate your higlights of our staff's daily efforts to clean and maintaint our hostel. We're proud of the value and service we provide to the traveling community, as travellers ourselves we understand the need for comfort, cleanliness, and security. We hope to see you again soon so you can see the new changes we're doing to stay true to HI's commitment on providing a valued service for travellers to connect with one another!

Manager avatar

HI Austin Hostel,

Wed 08 Jan 2020

Suggest hand sanitizer dispenser in breakfast area, and would prefer to make own bed to lower cost…

100%

Avatar for Alan

Alan,

Thu 19 Dec 2019

Thank you very much for your review and your suggestions! We like to offer guests a pre-made bed for when they arrive weary from travels, we feel the benefit outweighs the costs for our guests!

Manager avatar

HI Austin Hostel,

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Location

Location
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

Airport
15-20mins by bus: Take bus #100 (Airport Flyer) to Burton and East Riverside Drive. Walk down Tinnin Ford Road.
Bus
Middle Fiskville Rd > Bus #10 southbound to Red River > Bus #20 to Burton & Riverside Dr > Walk down Tinnin Ford Road.
Taxi
Taxis are available at the station - fare should be around $10 - $20.
Car
Free parking.
Rail
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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