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Drifter Jack's Hostel

2602 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705
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Ranked #5 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Austin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drifter Jack's was a great hostel- still very new, fresh, and open to suggestion. It was great for the price, they have coffee and a small breakfast in the morning. I liked the vibe a lot, and the location is in a nice part of town. The only two things were that it was BUSY (can't help that !), and... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Drifter Jacks having just moved to Austin, I originally booked in for a couple of nights but ended up staying longer. This Hostel really impressed me the location is great, prices are reasonable and all the staff+owner Andy are extremely good people and very kind/helpful. I would highly recommend Drifter Jacks to anybody looking for a Hostel... More

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Chelsea, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I arrived, was given the wrong key for my room, the room was supposed to have 4 beds, there were 6, the latch on my locker broke and fell off, the "ensuite" bathroom was shared between a male and female dorm, parking lot was full, the Thai Noodle lady yelled at me, I was given the wrong directions to the... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Drifter Jack's is not for the faint of heart but will give you a true hosteling experience. It's clean enough, great location although parking is sketchy at best, and mostly a cordial staff. Kitchen and laundry room share same space and atop the fridge is the "liquor cabinet" sans the cabinet. Breakfast not quite sufficient for those "on the go"... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Drifter Jack's was probably one of the best places I've stayed so far on my travels. So incredibly chilled out with awesome people to hang around with. Busses right outside the hostel as well as a 7-11, clothing shops, food shops and pharmacies all within 1-5 minutes walking distance. Will definitely be going back!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The hostel is in a very, very good location. Situated right next to the University. I would recommend staying at the hostel for its location alone. Close to good shops and easy travel links. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend travellers to stay in this hostel. It is also well priced.

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Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place is perfect for the young traveler. My wife and I got the private room, which had everything we needed, including an amazing mural covering all 4 walls. It is right near the entrance and the common room though so if people are talking loudly you'll hear them easily. Location is reasonable, there are no shortage of bars and... More

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Vienna, Austria
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had a hard time finding affordable accommodation in Austin, that's why we went for this hostel. If this is as good as it gets in this price range, that says a lot about the city. We spent four nights here and were surprised by the poor value this place offered. The whole place is extremely packed and noisy. In... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Excellent location and really friendly staff make this place standout. Throw in the wifi, comfy beds and really reasonable prices and you're onto a winner. I'm already planning my SXSW jaunt for next year and I'll definitely be trying to stay here again!

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a great place to stay, brand new, great bedding, beds are a bit noisy & the bottom bunk is a little bit squishy (you can't sit up in bed without hitting your head on the bunk above). The bathroom & toilet is shared between the 2 rooms which is really annoying! Breakfast is average - just toast &... More

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Address: 2602 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705
Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #5 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Austin
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Austin’s social hub for hostelers! Drifter Jack’s is run by experienced travelers who know exactly what you’re looking for in a hostel.We pride ourselves in having a creative atmosphere, upbeat and helpful staff, super clean & secure facilities, and bangin social events every week.Drifter Jack’s is thrilled to be located in one of Austin’s most exciting, colorful and culturally rich neighborhoods downtown! Directly across from the university on “The Drag,” we are surrounded by thrift shops, mom and pop restaurants, record stores, quirky coffee shops and more pedestrian traffic than anywhere else in the city.In order to create a truly Austin experience every bedroom and hallway at Drifter Jack’s has been covered in murals painted by over 20 amazing local artists!Our hostel includes a kitchen, movie/hangout room and an outdoor patio. Currently available are 4-6 bed mixed dorms, female only dorms and one private, all with ensuite bathrooms. ... more   less 
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