The 10 Best Hostels in Austin, USA

Some of the best backpacker spots in Austin

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Native Hostels Austin

Downtown Austin, Austin

Native Hostels Austin offers adult-only dormitory-style shared accommodations in Austin, TX. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, bar and coffee shop.

Austin Convention Center is 500 metres from Native Hostels Austin, while Capitol Building is 1.2 km from the property. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is 9 km away. This is a high grade hostel with stylish interiors, great facilities, and a nice bar. The beds are built in, and so I do not have much stress although they are bunk beds.

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8.9
Fabulous
301 reviews

HI - Austin Hostel 1 stars

Austin

Located along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail adjacent to Lady Bird Lake, this HI - Austin Hostel provides dormitory rooms with free WiFi. Guests have access to a shared kitchen and games room. Modern hostel with lots of scheduled free events for stayers including yoga, kayaking and free beer! The staff are super friendly and always available to assist you. There's a big game room upstairs with a table tennis table and board games and the communal area downstairs has a big TV with Netflix included.

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8.4
Very good
439 reviews

Firehouse Hostel 1 stars

Downtown Austin, Austin

Located in Austin's oldest standing fire station, this unique hostel offers conveniences such as free WiFi and a complimentary continental breakfast. The Texas Capitol Building is 0.5 miles away.

The simply furnished dormitories at Firehouse Hostel provide air conditioning. The shared bathroom includes private shower stalls. Liked the bed lamps. Friendly helpful staff.good breakfast. Central location. Welcome beer!

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8.2
Very good
301 reviews

Drifter Jack's Hostel

Central Austin, Austin

Located 3 km from Austin city centre, Drifter Jack's Hostel provides free WiFi access.

Guest lockers, which can be used to store valuables and belongings, are installed in each dormitory at the property. There is also a small refrigerator in each room. central clean and very good staff near every thing very good recommanda

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8.8
Fabulous
227 reviews

HK Austin

East Austin, Austin

Set in Austin, 1.6 km from Austin Convention Center, HK Austin offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. All rooms boast a kitchen and a private bathroom. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a dishwasher, a microwave, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a wardrobe. At the hostel the rooms come with a seating area. It‘s a beautiful old house with such great rooms! Comfortable living room with books and an open kitchen to use! The most friendly people are there! Planned a 4 days trip and it extended to 14 days! Hardly recommend!

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8.5
Very good
39 reviews

Hostels. What are they?

Way more than just a cheap place to sleep, hostels are a social way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens or games rooms are great ways to swap tips, tricks and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long, long way since the first youth hostel opened in 1912. From budget 'crash-pads' to five-star 'poshtels', today, hostels are for everybody, so whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll find most hostels are cheaper than a local hotel and far more fun.

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