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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to your home away from home in Austin, Texas! Our comfy hostel is located downtown across from the University of Texas near famous 6th street, Hope Outdoor Graffiti Gallery and minutes away from all of Austin’s main attractions. While most of the city center can feel deserted in the daytime, our colorful neighborhood is always buzzing with life. West Campus is filled with independent shops, quirky cafes, vintage clothing stores and artisan vendors. Perfect for experiencing the real Austin!

Drifter Jack’s is passionate about hosteling. We know that hostels have the potential to create lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories. Our favorite hostels around the world made it fun and easy to connect with other travelers while experiencing the city like a local. That is exactly what we strive to do. For example, join us for our pubcrawl every Thursday and Saturday where we show you the best spots in Austin! At DJ’s our focus is on community, comfort and cleanliness.

In order to truly represent our creative city, we invited over 25 local artists to paint murals throughout every room and common area. If you’re looking for an intimate home base with a great vibe and central location, you’ve come to the right place. Let our friendly staff show you why Austin is known for its retro charm and southern hospitality!

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, Vegemite 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.

Please also note:

Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice**

Late cancellation or no-show – one night charge

Payment upon arrival by cash and credit cards

Check in 3pm and check out 11am View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    Wow. Where to begin!!! This place is just fantastic. The bee's knees! Everything is clean and comfortable- not to mention cool! That is my Three C's Checklist for hostel life, and this place gets a bonus fourth checkmark from me- cowabunga!!! That is when a place is just so awesome that you have to make sure your checklist reflects that. All the staff are really awesome and helpful and friendly, especially Drifter Kenyon! He was really the cherry on top that made my stay here so awesome! :)
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    An excellent hub for exploring the city of Austin. The staff are personable and attentive - they have extensive knowledge of the variety of attractions the city offers. The rooms are kept clean and secure, and the many amenities offered will keep you ready and rested to explore Austin. Check out Drifter Kenyon's food recommendations for some great insider tips.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    Wonderful location, great staff, clean space. Can't ask for much more than that! Also the movie night, and bbq were really fun. Definitely will be back
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2019
    I had a lovely stay at Drifter Jack's. The staff was incredibly helpful and kind. Every space was clean. The decorations were cute and I met some neat fellow travelers. Would stay here again - excellent value for the price.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Jun 2019
    Drifter Jack's was my first ever hostel and I wasn't disappointed! It was clean, the staff were amazing, and I met so many new friends. I'll definitely be back!
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Jun 2019
    Awesoke hostel, Awesome people! This was my first stay un a US hostel. The staff were really helpful and always available to answer questions and give tips on what to do round the city. The area in which the hostel is located is cool and has lots of options for food and drink nearby. One of the best things there for me was the atmosphere. It has a really cool vibe and people are very friendly and chatty. The weekly bbq they put on was really good and got everyone socialising together.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Jul 2019
    A little far out from most of the typical Austin Activities, but not a terrible location given the cheap and delicious dining options catering to college students in the area you can enjoy! The hostel itself is super clean and all the staff and hostel visitors are super chill. Definitely felt a lot more appreciated than other places where its just a business transactions.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Jul 2019
    The room is clean. It’s easy to go around from the Hostel.
    Vietnam, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Jul 2019
    College town, standard hostel stay. En-suite showers with little mildew on the grout and decent water pressure. Room also includes a mini fridge. Very small public space, so difficult to socialize. No group activities or evening events even though there are plenty of bars within easy walking distance.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    12 Jul 2019
    Pictures make things look very spacious when it’s not. Bunk beds felt like they were going to break and super noisy. I felt like everywhere I went I was invading someone else's space. Having more power outlets around the rooms would be nice. I had to wait until someone was done charging their stuff to charge my phone. You can hear everything /hallways and rooms next door Id rate this place a 4/10 compared to other places I've been with that price range
    Mexico, 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