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Drifter Jack's Hostel

2602 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Drifter Jack’s Hostel the last few days in February. I was a bit apprehensive after reading some of the reviews. There were comments made about the noise, breakfast, and staff. Also, having children the same age as most of the residents I was concerned about the dynamics. I am happy to say I didn’t... More 

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Tampere, Finland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was really nice, clean and amazing! The staff is cool and Thomas is the most friendly person I've ever met! Location is really good! Showers are fine though I wish there was a place to put your shampoos and stuff. Breakfast is nice and a big bonus for the tea selection haha!

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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Drifter Jack's is the very very best! I had never stayed at a hostel prior to arriving in Austin, and really didn't know what to expect. I was greeted warmly by the girl at the front desk, who showed me around the hostel-- a spacious kitchen area with free breakfast, cozy hangout room, picnic benches outside and a pool table... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

DJ's is one of those hostels where the atmosphere and layout of the place make it impossible not to make friends quickly. The staff make you feel more than welcome and will sometimes drink with you into the early hours of the morning. The beds and rooms are clean and comfortable. The breakfast is everything you could ask for from... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This place certainly has it's good and not so good. The location is difficult to find and has limited parking and the parking spaces that are available are TINY. Most of the staff was friendly and fairly knowledgeable. The staff, however, wasn't always readily available when needed and hard to find at times. The breakfast, if you can call it... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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32 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Spent a few nights here. Very laid-back and quirky atmosphere - much like Austin itself. Not exactly what you would call a central location - good for it you need to get to the university/college across the road - but still only a 5-10min bus ride to the centre. Rooms were average, 1 toilet/shower being shared between 2 rooms (~12... More 

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Asheville, NC
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

To be fair, we checked into Drifter Jack's for the weekend of ACL. Apparently everything gets a little crazy during festivals. We get that. However, no amount of citywide mayhem could have explained the bizarre incompetency of this hostel. We'll hit the pros first. Drifter Jack's is in a great neighborhood, right in the middle of UT. It's a stone's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

To start, the location itself is kind of hard to find. You have to move past Fat Sals, PAST the noodle place, then up the stairs to the hostel. I use the term hostel pretty loosely though as it comes across more like a modified crack den, but without (as many) crack heads. Maybe one to two staff seemed interested... More 

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Cookham Dean, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Joel is probably the coolest guy you will ever meet which is not too difficult to imagine once you realise that he is the manager of one of, if not THE wackiest hostels in Austin. He is one of the many staff that make this place a fantastic spot to stay in and helped me out big time during the... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

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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