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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 14 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 9.0

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2020
    WOW, this place is awesome. The folks are so kind and amazing! My stay was nothing less then brilliant. SO MUCH LOVE FROM THE STAFF. Preacher, Michael , Daniela, everyone, much love. Staying there really reaffirmed my faith in mankind. (not an easy thing to do). If your gonna stay in Austin, you must give Drifter Jacks a try. I promise, you will NOT be sorry. P.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2020
    Excellent stay! Lots of international travelers! The hostel staff is super friendly and the pub crawl was an absolute 10/10! Seattle (Pub Crawl Leader) was the best host and really showed all of the guests an amazing time! Thank you again for an incredible stay. I will definitely be coming back here on my next trip to Austin!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    We really enjoyed our time at Drifter Jack's! The staff was absolutely lovely, and the hostel was a hub for good friendship! Would definitely stay again my next trip to Austin!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    This hostel is really cool. Seattle runs an awesome bar crawl on a Thursday and Saturday which you have to go on!! He is a great host and makes the night out very fun. It's a great way to meet new people. The other staff are friendly also. The beds are comfy and the location is great. It's only a 30 minute walk into downtown. It's also close to several food places. I recommend blacks BBQ which is a 10 mins walk away. Highly recommend!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Mar 2020
    Drifter Jacks was an excellent choice for our first night in Austin. My friend flew in from overseas and we were able to chat with the friendly staff and get ideas for our next couple of days but also go to sleep early and have an extremely easy and restfully night to get over jet lag. The 24 hour reception and friendly staff made it a great experience. We will definitely stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Feb 2020
    Drifter jack is dope - friendly and welcoming people, good location with many things nearby. They had free bbq during the day 😅
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Mar 2020
    DJ's is a special place. My first time traveling solo & staying at a hostel & I had such a lovely time- stayed 8 nights. The people you'll meet here make it most worthwhile. Atmosphere is laid back, playful, & friendly - I'll miss it dearly. Socializing is easy bc ppl are open + eager to connect. Only downside is the noise level but earplugs help a lot! Staff are super helpful & make your stay as fun & comfortable as possible. Location is awesome esp for yummy cheap eats. & pub crawl is a blast!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Jun 2020
    DJ Hostel is a very good choice if you are visiting Austin on a budget. It is located almost across from UT Texas and the area offers many options in regards of restaurant, coffee shops, stores and bars although not the most active night life. There is also access to public transport ir free parking depending on how you are moving around. The staff is amazing and they offer basic amenities for free. Lockers and free towels available in each room. Give them a try if you visit Austin.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    24 Jun 2020
    Overall poor facilities. Staff is lazy, unhelpful and manifestly unwilling to solve any issues except for the girl with a partially shaved head who is actually nice and polite. Location is not good. Atmosphere was good.
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    15 Feb 2020
    I've stayed at a lot of hostels and never have I stayed at one so loud. If you plan to sleep after drinking, you MIGHT be able to sleep. There was constantly noise from 8:30 p.m. until well after 5 a.m. from 3 to 5 the noise came from the staff in the kitchen. I could hear every word spoken and everytime the spoon hit the bowl of whatever they were eating. There is no protection from noise here. Apparently the shower only had one setting too which was scalding hot. We left a night early.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
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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