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Drifter Jack's Hostel Reviews

2602 Guadalupe St., Austin, USA

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189 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Pretty decent hostel. A little expensive but good staff and atmosphere. No major concerns.


Drifter Jack's is a really good hostel. It's a little small and basic but if you want awesome people and really great time then stay here!! It's a small, everybody becomes family in a couple of days style hostel. It has fast, reliable wifi, comfortable beds and a decent enough kitchen. And although you do share bathrooms, you get to shower alone which makes a nice change from big hostel bathrooms. This was one of my favourite hostels in over 6 months of travelling (US


Loved the atmosphere and the staff, who couldn't do enough to make sure everyone had a great time and the hostel was kept clean. The bed was the comfiest of any I've slept in while in the US! Safe area near to the university campus, and it's only a 30 min walk downtown (buses also go from nearby). Only gripes would be that the shared bathrooms get congested in the mornings and the cooking facilities are very basic, but I'd recommend this unique and sociable hostel for sure.


Was the most expensive place I have ever stayed. And not worth the money. Maybe because it was over an "event" weekend in the city of Austin, but either way I paid way too much for what I got. Also the pillow case had holes in it, and the bed frame moved and squeaked every time someone moved. The location was pretty good. Close to restaurants, gas station, etc. And Jack the owner is very nice.

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Stayed in a private room. It was fine...nothing impressive. Room wasn't really ready on time, not the cleanest (trash bins weren't emptied), no towels or anything (had to pay to rent towels) available. For what we paid, seemed like we should have just found a hotel. Some staff were friendly, others not so much.

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great great hostel, quite a few long stayers but the make you feel welcome and the bus stop is just outside the hostel but otherwise only a 20 to 30 minute wak to main area! Awesome atmosphere


Stayed for a week. Was cool enjoyed it. Joel was very friendly and the rest of the staff were helpful as well. The lack of toilets can b abit annoying. Other then that had a great time. Cheers guys. Plus have a wicked selection of vhs video's. Old skool but awesome. In a great spot for food as well. A few more hostel night outs would have been cool as missed the thursday margarita nights both times. On the whole good work.


Awesome staff, friendly atmosphere. Nice outside area with picnic tables and pool table. The staff is great about taking people out and showing them the town. Only complaint is that you have to pay $3 for a towel. Didn't quite understand that, but everything else was awesome!


Good enough place for the price. close to a good bar which has gret live music most nights. a bit far from downtown but close to the university. the toilet for the dorm room is shared by the dorm next door- be aware to lock (and open) both doors when going into and out of the toilet. it's worth hammering the door if it is locked as a lot of people forget to open the door at your side when leaving the toilet meaning you can't get access/ think someone is still inside.


Good hostel with very friendly people and staff. Sometimes bathrooms are an issue as there is 1 bathroom shared between up to 12 people. Always something social happening here. One point for fellow travelers: this hostel is one of those where it seems like at least 50% of the people staying there, and many more and long-term guests. This is hardly an issue, but just be ready that it's pretty likely people will already have existing groups and friendships.

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