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Drifter Jack's Hostel

2.0 of 5 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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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
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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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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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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Address: 2602 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705
Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Drifter Jack's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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