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Hostelling International Austin

2200 S. Lakeshore Blvd., Austin, TX 78741 (South Austin)
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Ranked #8 of 21 Specialty lodging in Austin
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a female dorm for a week in June 2014. There are only (I think) three hostels in Austin and, although I didn't try the other two, this was closest to what I was looking for. HI hostels (usually) meet a minimum standard and this one was no exception. The bed was comfortable, there was adequate locker space... More

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I do not recommend this place. First off, takes about 35 minutes by transit to get to. This hostel is located on the opposite side of the Colorado River. The hostel staff arent the brightest people on the planet. The guy who was reception booked 3 people into my bed, and when the problem arose he tried to tell us... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a nice place. Laid back, pretty comfortable, old-school hostel along the river. The rooms are a bit crowded and the place was undergoing a rehab of the bathrooms and such. I could see that the visitors this summer would have nice new showers and updated spaces. I found this place perfect for my needs during a downtown conference.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I visited this hostel as a solo guest during a summer travelling break. It was a bit of a commute to downtown Austin, but there was at least a bus service that passed near the hostel. The hostel itself was fairly clean; has a decent living area with a small library of books and some tourist info guides; friendly staff;... More

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

HI Austin is right on a lake, which is very pretty and serene, however, without a car, I sort of felt like I was in the middle of nowhere. I don't mind catching busses to get downtown (the bus stop is about an eight minute walk, slightly uphill, but the bus is only a dollar so I shouldn't complain) however... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I stayed at this hostel during one of the Austin City Limits festival weekends, and it was fine. I had only planned to use this as a place to sleep, so I didn't spend too much time here - and that was kind of good. They had jacked the prices up for the rooms for the weekend, I think, like... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This hostel was okay by hostel standards. It's quite far away from everything, but is at a nice location by the water. The bathrooms were clean and tidy which was great, and the staff were quite helpful.

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Houston, Texas
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22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I was visiting Austin for partying with a friend. It is cheap, and so nice. We where drinking beer outside in the sunset, in the pier on the lake. It was relaxing. As a negative point, it is necessary to take car or a cab to go to 6th st. But as it is usual in HI Hostels, we met... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Ok, I expected this hostel to be square just like every other NÍ hostel, but this one seems maliciously so, and badly run. For example, they wake you up and get you out of bed at 10:30 every morning (apparently to clean the room, but I never saw anyone cleaning once, ever, or evidence of it) which also not only... More

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Haley Station, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed for a week and felt very at home. The hostel sells half price bus passes and the bus stop is only a block away. Staff are extremely helpful and there are events happening on most nights for those who want to participate. Free wifi and computers were a welcome addition. I would love to come back here!

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Address: 2200 S. Lakeshore Blvd., Austin, TX 78741
Location: United States > Texas > Austin > South Austin
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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HI Austin rests on the south shores of Lady Bird 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!Please note HI Austin is obligated to charge a 15% lodging tax on all overnight stays in accordance with Texas and City of Austin law. Regrettably, we cannot accept anyone who lives within 60 miles of the hostel as guests. ... more   less 
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