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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 8.9

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2019
    I had a fantastic stay at Drifter Jack's. Robbie, Jasmine, Chris, and Drew made sure that my stay was a blast by keeping me informed about what was going on around the city and letting me know about hostel events. Movie night was one of my favorite ways to unwind at the end of the day. It was clear that Drifter Jack's vibe attracted the right type of people. Almost everyone I met there was welcoming and was willing to talk about their journey-- and also give me space when I wanted it.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2019
    Drifter Jack's is one of the cheapest, but not the cheapest hostel in Austin. At the same time, cost is only one consideration, and Drifter Jack's has all sorts of advantages over other Austin hostels. Specifically, its location, its free parking, and the free coffee in the common area, 24 hours a day. There is also a sense of community that you experience at Drifter Jack's the moment that you are greeted at the front desk, a sense of community that is missing from many other hostels.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Sep 2019
    Great stay, thank you staff here Kenyon, Robbie, Drue, Jesamin, Monon.
    China, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Aug 2019
    The staff were welcoming and friendly and the hostel had a good vibe and good facilities such as a fridge in the mixed dorm. My only gripe was that the toilet/showers between each room were shared and sometimes people would forget to unlock the door. Apart from that the staff were exceedingly helpful. The girl on the desk (Jasmin) was fantastic and kindly offered to drive my friend and I to a movie location about 40 min drive away in her own time which we are eternally grateful for. Thank you!!
    England, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Aug 2019
    Really cool hostel with a really cool vibe. The staff is really nice and everything about the place feels homey. It’s small inside but I actually liked how it brought everyone pretty close together. Close to a lot of cool stuff near campus. Real hostel vibe 👍
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Sep 2019
    Hostel is situated right next to University of Texas so it is a cool spot for young people. Would recommend staying when a football match is on, as atmosphere around town is very cool. Room was decent enough, shared bathroom between two rooms is kinda rough but I guess understandable. Staff suggestions were top notch.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 Aug 2019
    This hostel had a great, friendly vibe and a nice location right by the UT Austin campus. The beds were comfortable and were clean, staff was nice. Something to be aware of- there's 1 bathroom shared between every 2 dorm rooms, and sinks are in the dorms, not the bathrooms. This makes doing things like brushing teeth, putting in contacts, etc, kinda difficult if your roommates are sleeping (also there are no mirrors in the bathroom).
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    12 Aug 2019
    Great staff! Really close to the university and 10min bus ride from downtown... If it's not too hot, it's possible to walk to the city center and main attractions
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Jul 2019
    Came in for one night after a party weekend. Staff were all super nice and had many suggestions for how I could spend my last night in Austin. The rooms were very nice and beds quite comfortable. The indoor common space is a bit small but has lots of movies and games. Kitchen has all the things you could want. Would stay here again especially if I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    28 Aug 2019
    Overall I enjoyed my stay. Be warned, there are many steep concrete stairs in the front of the property. Also, there’s a building up front that is closed and for sale. Keep walking because Drifter Jacks’s is in the back.
    USA, Female, 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