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HI Austin Hostel

2200 S. Lakeshore Blvd., 78741, Austin, USA

Hostelling International-Austin rests on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown. Austin's music scene, funky shopping districts, and gorgeous natural beauty are all within arm's reach - and our hostel provides a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere. We'd love to meet you! Read more

82% Overall Rating 48 out of 51 customers would recommend this property based on 51 reviews

Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 81%

Location 74%

Safety 86%

Staff 83%

Value 83%

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What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRICE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE ARE FOR NON- HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS. If you are not a Hostelling International member you will also be charged a $3.00 (US Dollars) fee per day upon check in. Membeships can be purchased at the hostel upon check in or online at www.hiusa.org/membership. Memberships are $28 for adults and $18 for adults 55+. Hostelling International-Austin will charge your credit card for the first night's stay, minus your booking deposit, automatically. Please inform the hostel of any cancellations by 5 pm the day before you are scheduled to arrive in order to receive a refund. PLEASE NOTE: This is a 15% logding tax that HI-Austin is required to charge guests. This tax does not show up on the site. You will be charged the tax upon check in.

HI-Austin will charge your credit card for the first night's stay, minus your booking deposit, automatically. Please inform the hostel of any cancellations by 5 pm the day before you are scheduled to arrive in order to receive a refund.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Austin?

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Hostelling International-Austin rests on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown. Austin's music scene, funky shopping districts, and gorgeous natural beauty are all within arm's reach - and our hostel provides a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere. We'd love to meet you! Read more

Shared Rooms

14 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 14

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

14 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 14

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

About HI Austin

About Hostelling International - Austin

Guests are only footsteps away from bus lines, the hike and 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!

The hostel provides: Free Wireless Internet, Weekly Community Meals & Events, Bed Linens & Towels, Pancake Breakfast & Coffee and Parking. For a list of events happening at the hostel please visit the Daily Activites listing on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AustinHostel

Weekday daily rates are $22-$53 for HI members. For non-members, there is a $3/night daily membership fee. From May 1 - August 31, rates will increase $3/night for Friday and Saturday nights. Those nightly rates are $25-$59 for HI members. For non-members, there is a $3/night daily membership fee. A 15% lodging tax will also be due upon arrival.

No curfew, comfortable 24 hour lobby overlooks Lady Bird Lake. Front desk is cheerfully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Lockers in rooms, 1 per person, central air-conditioning and heat for your comfort!
Please note the dorm rooms are closed from 11 am to 2 pm CST for daily cleaning.

Group reservations of more than 6 total beds require 50% hostel deposit and minimum one week cancellation notice. Please call or e-mail gm.austin@hiusa.org for information on group reservations and discounts for parties of 6 or more.

As part of our high quality standards, a government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or drivers license) must be presented upon check-in.

Please inform the hostel of any cancellations by 5 pm the day before you are scheduled to arrive in order to avoid charges to your credit card.

There will be a special events fee of $8/night for bookings made during ACL Festival, FunFunFun Fest, F1 Racing, SXSW & X-Games.

HI-Austin is a great resource for travelers - it is our policy that we cannot allow check-in for residents of the Austin area. We have a 14 night maximum stay - exceptions may be allowed for academic reasons. Please call or email gm.austin@hiusa.org if you are a student or visiting professor.

Accommodation Information

Services:
* Internet kiosks and WI-FI free with your stay
* Laundry - on site, coin operated
* Lockers - 1 per guest in the dorms
* Amenities include dormitory style accommodation for men and women.
* 46 bunk beds in 5 dormitories
* 2 private rooms with shared bath.
* Wonderful common room overlooking the lake
* Central air-conditioning and heating
* Smoke-free facility
* Full kitchen - well supplied for self-service
* Car parking - free parking off street
* Bicycle storage - free, covered space
* HI-travel guides, telephone cards, etc.

Location Information

Local Services:
* Supermarkets and convenience stores
* Two large music venues within walking distance: Emo's & Beauty Bar
* Restaurants and fast food shops
* Hostel located in a public park with a hike and bike trail
* Pharmacies
* Banks
* Public library
* Post office
* Bus stop for City and University of Texas

Please note that the hostel will charge 15% Hotel Occupancy Tax.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.