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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Drifter Jack's Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

1. We no longer offer 24 hour reception. Reception is Only open between 8 am - 2 am.
2. We are not allowing early check ins, so please do not arrive before 3 pm.
3. You must arrive before 2 am or you will not have a reservation with us for that night.
4. If you miss check in and have additional nights, send us an email and you can return the next day at 11 am for early check in.
5. We are not able to offer luggage storage before or after your stay.
6.We are not taking cash payments. Credit and debit card payments are preferred.

Parking is first come, first served. Spots are in the alley behind the hostel, marked with a purple parking signs.

What is the Cancellation Policy?
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you do not cancel your booking by 3 pm the previous day, it will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Emergency Cancellations: Our cancellation policy during this time is flexible, just contact us directly. If you booked through another website, direct your requests to them.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, please feel free to reach out with any questions about your reservation.

Property Description: Welcome to your home away from home in Austin! Here at Drifter Jack’s, we strive to give you the real Austin experience. Family dinners, community gardening, and twice weekly pub crawls (every Thursday and Sunday) are just some of the ways that DJ’s creates a laid back, social, fun-loving community. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help you get the most out of Austin.
We’re located right on Guadalupe Street with plenty of shops, parks, and restaurants in walking distance (including the legendary Hole In The Wall music venue), and we’re just minutes from bustling downtown. Tucked away from the main road, we have a fantastic outdoor space for our guests from all over the world. Share a meal (we have a grill!), play a game of pool, help with our garden, and get to know each other!
Don’t feel like going out? No problem! At Drifter Jack’s, you can have fun just staring at the wall. Our rooms, hallways, and exterior are covered with fantastic murals by Austin artists. You can also spend time in our lounge and watch one of our 100s of movies available on VHS (retro, right?).
We value community, cleanliness, and comfort. We offer late night reception and free Wifi. Our shared dorms sleep 4-6 people. All rooms have air conditioning, a mini fridge, and a bathroom attached. We also have a fully equipped kitchen, a big community fridge, and laundry services available.
In terms of meeting people and exploring Austin, this is the place to be! Don’t be shy, book a stay with us today!

Drifter Jack’s is happy to provide you with the following FREE amenities:

• Coffee and tea available 24/7
• Super-fast Wi-Fi
• Borrow an IPad or laptop to use the internet
• Parking
• 24 hour reception
• Lockers for your backpack or luggage
• High-quality mattresses, Serta pillows, bed linen and duvets
• Maps along with great advice from our knowledgeable staff on what to see and do
• Pool table and other games
• Bluetooth speaker available
• Movie room w/ large collection -join us for retro movie night!
• Mini-fridge in every room
• Book exchange
• Iron and hair dryer available
• Luggage storage
• Printing
We also provide a Washer/Dryer for $5, Cold beverages and several useful travel accessories at a reasonable price.

Please visit our website for more information on upcoming events or to book during SXSW, ACL, F1 and other festivals. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jan 2021
    I had a wonderful time. Everyone was so nice, it was really a great experience!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2021
    Great place to meet other travelers! Awesome staff too!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2020
    Super cool staff and guests! Met many great people here.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Dec 2020
    I absolutely love this place! Probably the BEST hostel that I have actually ever stayed at no lie! The place is in the prime heart of Austin so was able to see so much and eat at amazing restraunts in Austin for such a cheap Uber ride. My room was so nice clean and peaceful and was able to sleep so comfortable with no interruptions that usually occur with hostels. The hostel has a really full equipped kitchen and laundry room. I met so many nice people here and I will definitely be back!!!!!!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2020
    My stay at Drifter Jacks was so amazing, I would recommend it to anyone. DJ has AMAZING employees that are super friendly and helpful. The all female dorm that I stayed in felt safe and secure with locks on the door and its own separate bathroom (all of the rooms have these), and the hostel was cleaned every single day. This hostel has everything you need for a great stay, including big lockers and a fun outdoor common area. The location is great too! I would love to stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2020
    Simply an amazing stay. They had the coolest people running the place.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Nov 2020
    Nice Beds, Much better than other Hostels in DC
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    17 Oct 2020
    This hostel definitely has some character behind it. Paintings on the walls, game room, outside lounge area. Super unique. You can watch VHS tapes or play game cube. Great location next the college.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    23 Sep 2020
    Great place to stay for location, although the people were on the shady side. Some days food My disappeared from the kitchen, drama and fighting within the hostel. Music was loud until 2 am, they have earplugs but it was still very loud. Had a fun but I wish that there was more of calm atmosphere. I was yelled at for switching beds, Even after I told them I was doing so. Some of the employees Lack professionalism. It’s more of party hostel.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    18 Sep 2020
    Cheap place to stay, so there's nothing negative about it at all. It's in the University area, so there are many places to go to eat within walking/biking distance. Don't expect quiet place to sleep in, it's a hostel after all. if you're experienced, great. if not, get ready to sleep with interrupted noise all the time (yes, especially at night). Overall, it's a good place to stay if you have short trip in Austin and don't want to spend a lot on hotel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table