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Hostelling International Austin Reviews

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

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316 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Hostel was located on the riverside, which I knew. It is only a short drive by bus into the city. When I was there, the guy at the reception didn't a lot (anything) about the public transport and when he looked it up and I arrived at the Metro, it wasn't even going on a Sunday! The riverwalk is supposed to be nice, but because of maintenance didn't do that. Rooms are big, it is very clean and they have a nice breakfast. Would be nice if you have a bit more privacy in the shower.


For the most part, this wasn't bad. It was a place to lay my head at night and store my belongings with an occasion shower. The women's room could have used some work since each of the three sinks only had one handle that worked so you had to choose if you wanted hot water or cold water and the last few days I was there I saw ants. But the staff was helpful and friendly.

  • 7th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hostel is located in a nice area and is very relaxing. Nice atmosphere. The only problem is that the room ventilation wasn't adequate for a shared living enviroment with 15 or so people together so the room was slightly musty at night. This can increase the chances of getting sick since people travelling often get sick and might pass it on to others.

  • 28th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Excellent place with lovely staff

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Securuty password that changes everyday so good security and no key, big lockers in rooms, a lot of couches and seating, very good kitchen, tv room stacked with DVD's, large comfortable bunkbeds. Stayed for almost 2 weeks and never regretted it. HI Austin really feels like home and has every facility you need. Only minus is location which is quite far from center but right on the shore of a lake! Personally I enjoyed the quiet surroundings and drinking coffee at the lakeshore.

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