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

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400 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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One of the best hostels I've been to recently, and I've been to a few.


Very clean, well run hostel. All but one staff member were extremely helpful and friendly. Location was beautiful, right on the water. And the free breakfast and fresh bread everyday was an unexpected bonus. Lots of information about events and things to do in Austin and security was excellent. My one and main issue is that the showers weren't very private. Only a curtain that didn't close completely and anyone could walk into the womens showers.


Quiet location. Spacious facilities. Clean bathrooms. I met some cool people her as well.


The Good: Friendly, informative staff. Friendly travelers. Great to meet people from different countries. Lockers provided for valuables. (Either bring your own lock or rent one from the desk person). Free parking. The Bad: The Hostel no longer provides free filtered water. Three young ladies came into the room in the middle of the night and turned on all of the overhead lights in our sleeping quarters. They left the room shortly, but they also failed to turn off the lights when they left.


Nice hostel next to the river. Facilities are excellent and the staff were helpful.


Nice place to stay. The place is a bit far from downtown but next to the river with nice river view. There is bus stop for 672 right next to the hostel. Good for a nice getaway because the place is locating at a very beautiful area next to the river. Good free breakfast. Wifi didn't work when I was there but I had my own data plan. Guests were ranged from college students to retired old folks.


The price indicated on the website doesn't include the additional fee charged by the hostel (3$per/night for not members of the HI). The Internet didn't work the days I stayed at the hostel. The sound isolation is not good so you will hear everything going on in the hostel. But the staff is very friendly and helpful. The hostel is situated in a lovely area near the park and close to the airport (15min by bus). Breakfast (coffee, cereals, bread with jam/Nutella) is included. Lockers for rent


Nice location, friendly staff, smelly room

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