Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

HI-Austin rests on the shores of Town Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown Austin. Guests are only footsteps away from bus lines, the hike & bike trail, and the Colorado River. A 10 minute journey could take you to the middle of the Red River music district, to the stylish hub of South Congress, to the cool waters of Barton Springs Pool, or to the natural beauty of the Austin Greenbelt. Our fun and friendly staff would love to give you some ideas of what to do in town and directions on how to get there! Bed linens, towels, continental breakfast, and internet access are included in your rate. No curfew, comfortable 24 hour lobby overlooks Town Lake. Central air conditioning and heat for your comfort. See you soon!

As part of our high quality standards and because our mission is to promote hosteling, to stay with us guests must have a government-issued photo ID: a FOREIGN passport or a US driver’s license with current residency 60 miles outside of Austin city limits that must be presented upon check-in.

HI Austin is part of HI USA a nonprofit member organization focused on promoting hostel travel among everyone especially the young we require all guest to be members of HI or YHA, you may purchase an annual membership online.
Or the option of purchasing a daily membership for $4/person per night which can be applied to your hostel stay at check in.
This will not be included in the confirmation email you receive from

HI-Austin is obligated to charge a 15% Lodging Tax on all overnight stays in accordance with Texas state law.

Please contact the hostel directly for reservations during ACL Fest and SXSW
Cancellations for ACL and SXSW must be made 72 hours before your arrival to check in, otherwise you forfeit the costs of your first night and cancellation of your reservation.

Please inform both HI Austin and your booking website of any other cancellations 24 hours before you are scheduled to arrive in order to avoid any charges to your credit card. Cancellations made after the 24 hours deadline forfeits the costs of your first night and cancellation of your reservation.

Please call or email us for information on group reservations and discounts for parties of 6 or more.
Group reservations of more than 6 total beds require 50% hostel deposit and minimum one week cancellation notice. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2019
    Great! Enjoyed my stay! Thanks!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2019
    Comfortable place
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Jun 2019
    Absolutely amazing place to stay, you’re minutes from downtown and can easily walk or bike into town. The location is super beautiful as it sits right on the river. The bunks are pretty tight together in the rooms but the beds are nice and comfy. Lots of free events happening and a simple breakfast spread.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Jul 2019
    Great hostel. Great if you don't drink alcohol. For me, eh. Not gonna go back to a hostel that doesn't allow to have alcohol. I like to be able to put my six pack in the fridge.
    Finland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    05 Jul 2019
    My shared room experience was disappointing. The room was musty from body order. Then one of them had dirty clothes in front of the door enttrance.
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    16 Jun 2019
    The girl on the front desk who checked us in was quite rude and didn't stop eating her corn chips throughout the check-in process We were very impressed with the location, right on the lake and lovely common areas, the rooms are quite small though
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Jun 2019
    The vibe here is very homey and bathroom is clean. Kitchen is very accessible but sink always have dirty dishes. The location is the best 5 minute drive to downtown and is located by the lake and jogging path. The door doesn’t lock all the way if you don’t push it hard, we got to the room (room4) around 1am and it was unlocked the other girls were already sleeping.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Jul 2019
    The location on the lake is nice, but it is a long walk from downtown. However there are scooters and Uber is cheap if shared so that can be easily fixed ! We had a private room - it was quite small but overall good value for the money !
    Italy, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    28 Jun 2019
    The hostel is right on the lake--couldn't ask for a better place to get away for a calm weekend. Downtown Austin is about 15 minutes away by bus, or about a 40-minute walk along the lake. Paddleboard rental is right there. Guests were friendly and respectful. Age range was diverse. This is not a party hostel. Cleanliness was a big issue. The walls and sinks in the bathroom were dirty. Soap dispensers went empty for days. The shower stalls in the women's bathroom shared the same clogged drain.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    13 Jul 2019
    This was a quite bad experience.We reserved a private room with shared doesnt seem as picture which is on their website.We had just one bed, and barely cleaned.On the website price was 85$ per a night,but they charged us 8$ in favor of a hostel organization, called it as a requirement.We paid 101$ which is a hotel rate with private bathroom.They gave us a paper for rules, it is written about quite hours. But middle in the night I woke up with loud noises from front desk, lasted 2 hrs
    Turkey, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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