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The space was a lot nicer than expected. Everyone was very friendly and it was a great location.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Nice, safe location next to the lake - peaceful and scenic (great for walking or running). Those moaning about the distance to downtown are simply too lazy to walk - it takes about 30 minutes (or you can get a bus). Facilities were good - wifi worked well, kitchen was fully stocked, decent breakfast (but no milk), and the bathrooms were generally clean. It's certainly quiet, so those seeking raucous parties best stay away. My only quibble was the absence of reading lights in the dorms.
The staff are helpful and friendly, & the facilities are decent - large clean bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, and big open common room. While the location is just outside Austin (meaning that you have to catch a bus to go anywhere), it's situated along the Colorado River giving the hostel a calm, relaxing atmosphere
Overall a really nice hostel! Located right on the lake and close to downtown, it provided a nice balance between landscape and city. However there wasn't much to do in the hostel itself! Even so I'd recommend it