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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

**All SXSW bookings must be made directly through the hostel website at**

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 9.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2020
    My first solo experience staying at a hostel. I picked drifter jacks for its social aspect and I was not disappointed. Everyone who worked there and the travellers I met were very friendly and very social. I went on the pub crawl on both the Thursday and Saturday and it was great both times. Trevor (Seattle) knows how to run a great night out. Will definitely stay here again when I return to Austin! Rooms and bathrooms were well kept and cleaned daily. Beds were very comfortable.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2020
    Hostels in america tend to be pretty gross and sketchy but this hostel was amazing. The staff are super chill, it’s in a great location, the hostel itself is super cute, and the pub crawl was insanely fun. Seattle/Trevor led the pub crawl and made sure everyone had a great time. He was so nice he even let me borrow his jacket because of how cold it was out. Very well organized and plenty of amenities. When I come back to Austin I’m definitely staying here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 Jan 2020
    Had a great time here, Trevor's pub crawl was awesome
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 Jan 2020
    This is a great hostel with an awesome location and even better crew! I highly recommend the pub crawl, its amazing! The host Trevor really knows what he’s doing. He takes you to all the good spots, that I never would have known about. Absolute 10/10
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Jan 2020
    One of the best hostels I have stayed in! Trevor does an amazing job leading the pub crawl. Feels like the text book definition of what a hostel should be like. The staff are always there to hangout day or night. Please visit this hostel ASAP! 😎
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2020
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
    Honduras, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2020
    Drifter jacks was a great place to stay for the night! Clean, great staff, and overall good vibes!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Jan 2020
    INCREDIBLY comfy beds/comforters/pillows, nice vibe, lots of activity options, but super limited seating in common areas, fridge space was also limited. Staff didn’t seem to enforce any kind of quiet hours, so don’t be surprised to wake up at 4am to people yelling in the kitchen area.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    17 Jan 2020
    Amazing staff! Seattle, H-town, and Wales were a great crew. They were professional, friendly, and kind. Seattle led the pub crawl very well and dealt with some rather difficult situations (some people not holding their alc too well). The bed are not the best but overall a great experience.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 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