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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved this place so much I went back twice. But take bug spray - they have alot of bitey insects in the outside common area. The rooms are clean and checked regularly - I had a super squeaky bunk and within ten minutes it was sorted. Lots of suggested activities on the notice board and a good mixed crowd seem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is clean, safe and well located. I would suggest to correct the aircon in room 2 as I got a cold coz it was so cold during the night and for the other dorm using the same bathroom as the female only dorm to also be female only as that's why we request female only. The free drink... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hostel with a good staff, especially Travis and Shea, who were so helpful and friendly. The residents were very social and friendly as well. Travis gave plenty of great suggestions for things to do in Austin and they have a huge dry erase board updated daily with a list of tons of events in town. The beds were surprisingly... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent my Fourth of July weekend with Thomas, Shea, and everyone at Drifter Jacks and had an AMAZING time. Everyone is so friendly - you immediately feel at home. The staff goes out of their way to recommend daily events and hot spots, and the free nightly beer was an added bonus! Nothing to suggest, this is now my... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an awesome experience at Drifter Jack's. The staff were some of the friendliest and most helpful that I've ever encountered. They give you a free drink token each night that can be redeemed at a cool nearby dive bar. Located right next to UT, and all the cheap and delicious food that comes with a student campus. Cool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I've had a great stay here! The queen room has been comfy and clean. My only advice is that they don't give out the typical towels or shampoo/soaps like a hotel, so bring your own (the queen room came with towels though). I'd only stay here if you're looking for a young fun group, the rooms and bathroom/kitchen are communal... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

clean, cheap, and comfortable. The hostel was totally worth the money. Made some great friends! The location is perfect with everything closeby. Plus, you get a free drink at the next bar for every night you stay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Well I had the best stay in Austin when I stayed at Drifter Jack's Hostel. The staff is amazing, so kind and helpful. The hostel is clean and really close to the places you want to visit when you are in town. I made a lot off new friends here :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had a spur of the moment trip to Austin from San Antonio and were lucky to find Drifter Jack's had a private room available. There are 2 beds in the private room, but we only needed one. If you were splitting it between 2 couples it would be extremely cheap. The room was clean. The AC was really strong,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Overall, a positive experience. I have never stayed in a hostel before, and I was surprised by how friendly everyone was. The staff seemed genuinely happy that we were there, and were very helpful when giving recommendations. The atmosphere is also very cool, and I loved the murals. The whole place has a very laid back attitude, which was exactly... More 

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