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Hostelling International Austin

2200 S. Lakeshore Blvd., Austin, TX 78741
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Almassora, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The fantastic location where the hostel was, perfect to stroll along the river. Moreover, I also liked the big variety of activities planned for all days, the evening that I stayed I found a country bad playing in the garden! Not so good was the links with the public transport, the closest bus stop was at 7 minuts walking, at... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The hostel itself is great, the staff was friendly, the check-in was quick and convenient. The only drawback is the location, its located outside the city but the bus service is frequent and convenient.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you don't want to stay amongst the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin then this hostel is for you. Having said that, you can get to nightlife on a short bus ride or by meeting fellow travellers and sharing a cab. I found the hostel to be clean and well designed and there were lots of activities and information... More 

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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

The fact that the hostel was practically on a lake, was beautiful. Surrounded by bike and walking trails and an area where you can rent paddle boards was also great! The hostel itself was quite clean and had everything that you need in a simple hostel. However, the location of the hostel was quite annoying. I used an uber whenever... More 

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Nicole S, General Manager at Hostelling International Austin, responded to this review

Hello Valued Guest, I am sorry to hear that you experience was noisy and annoying. I will definitely make sure the quiet hours continue to be enforced. I wish the location was more convenient for you, but we anticipate the area to explode as a neighborhood destination in the coming months. Hopefully this will bring more business within walking distance... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The lakeside location of the hostel made it very peaceful and relaxing to look out at. However it was far from downtown, we used a $2.50 bus day pass to commute into the city everyday. The bus day pass was valid for 24 hours which we even used the following day. The bus stop was within walking distance to the... More 

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Nicol S, General Manager at Hostelling International Austin, responded to this review

Hi Anastasia, I'm sorry to hear that your stay wasn't comparable to other hostels you've stayed at. Unfortunately because check out time is at 11 am it is imperative that the hostel staff begin cleaning and making beds for our arriving guests at that time. The bathrooms are cleaned daily and hooks are installed directly under each faucet, but I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I arrived at the hostel around 11:30 pm, and the front desk asked me to wait for TWO MINUTES before he can checking me in. However I waited for at least 20 mins. At last I can't bear to wait, and went to my friend's place for staying, although it means no cancellation, I still needed to pay $27. When... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I wanted to save money but I really, really regret it. The Wifi was out of service all weekend and the staff didn't care. which is weird because they did have the internet, weirdly. the dorm rooms smell awful, open showers. Also it's the first time that I've seen a hostel with no bottled water, which is like, the BASIS... More 

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Jordan B, General Manager at Hostelling International Austin, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory experience. Unfortunately our guest wifi router broke over the weekend and we were unable to get it repaired until Monday morning. I can assure everyone that this does not happen often and our staff did all that they could to rectify a situation that was out of their hands. Also, we plan on getting... More 

Easton, MD
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117 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I've stayed at many hostels in the past 2 years and I can't say enough good things about HI Hostel Austin. It's very clean, the staff is very helpful, there's a basic breakfast included, free parking, and lots of space for doing what you want to do socially or otherwise. HI Austin is right on the Lake with a walking/biking... More 

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Jordan B, General Manager at Hostelling International Austin, responded to this review

Yes! This makes myself and the staff very happy! We love to hear all about guest experiences and look forward to having you again in the future! More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

In August 2014, I did an overnight stay with a large group at Hostel International in Austin, Texas. Being my first experience with a hostel and having heard mixed reviews on these places, I wasn’t expecting much. At $30 per night in Austin, I figured a clean bed would be the most I could expect. I was pleasantly surprised by... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The location is away from the downtown area but you could walk there as I did. The surrounding area is peaceful & tranquil. To catch a bus to the city center or airport, you will have to walk a bit. Otherwise, the staff was awesome. The common areas are great. The rooms were good enough. The toilets were stinking quite... More 

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