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Drifter Jack's Hostel

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival at the hostel (which is not clear on how to park there) we were greeted in a less than cheerful manner. As we were towing a trailer filled with luggage it was not easy to park up and unload in the pouring Texan rain. However we were told quite abruptly that we just needed to park and get... More 

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Please see other reviews for more authentic guest experience. Unfortunately, Will was part of a large coordinated travel group that created unwanted issues for everyone and left much ruin in their wake. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Alot of reasons why I loved this hostel, the staff were pretty awesome and you end up meeting so many cool people they have events on every night so if you are flying solo you are going to end up meeting some guys and going out!! which is a definite must in Austin its awesome! they also play really cool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I love love love this hostel! The atmosphere there was beyond amazing, and I love the artwork displayed all over the place. People there are SO friendly, and it wasn't difficult meeting new people. Would go back in heartbeat next time I'm in Austin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I stayed here for a week while visiting friends in Austin. This was the best hostel that I have every stayed in. The other travelers were from all over the world and Drifter Jacks organized a couple Pub Crawls so that we could explore the city and make friends with out fellow travelers. It's real cheap, and for everything you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at DJs for 3 nights and had the most incredible time! The staff were legendary and so helpful, and the rooms were so clean and maintained. Really felt like a home away from home surrounded by rad people. The vibe was awesome and everyone was just having a good time together. 10/10 would return next time I'm in Austin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Great hostel in terms of location (close to bus stops, late night burger shop, ATMs), staff (very friendly and attentive, Jamie was great sorting out my itinerary with directions!), atmosphere is great if you like to social as there are quite a lot of common areas (kitchen, living room, outdoor pool area, they are not too big so I got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I had a great stay here. The artwork around the hostel was really cool. Rooms were comfortable and clean. There is a really good guide for things to do in Austin right at reception. There's a tv room with old school vcrs. Staff were helpful, we mainly dealt with Sophie who was great. Really enjoyable stay. Certainly one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Everything (Room/Bathroom/Location) is fine. You also get a free beer token per day for the bar next door. This hostel appears to attract some great guests. On my last visit there were four scottish guys who were a real pleasure to party with. In particular, one chap brought is wireless speaker and put on some great party tunes (think ABBA/Westlife..... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This is my first US hostel after visiting dozens across Australia and New Zealand, which on the whole are outstanding, so I'm unable to compare like for like. The actual hostel itself is clean, functional and nicely located close to the University of Texas. The biggest issue was we were a group of 12 sharing 2 rooms of 6 bunks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Drifter Jacks really is a home away!! After arriving at 1.30am due to flight delays check in was a breeze and the staff instantly made us feel welcomed and right at home. It is a very cosy and social place, everyone was super friendly and the staff weren't just staff they became friends. They were always super helpful above and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to your home away from home in Austin, Texas! Our comfy hostel is located downtown across from the University of Texas near famous 6th street, Hope Outdoor Street Art Gallery and minutes away from all of Austin's main attractions. While most of the city center can feel deserted in the daytime, our colorful neighborhood is always buzzing with life. West Campus is filled with independent shops, quirky cafes, vintage clothing stores, artisan vendors and more pedestrian traffic than anywhere else in the city. Perfect for experiencing the real Austin! Drifter Jack's is passionate about hosteling. We know that hostels have the potential to create lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories. Our favorite hostels around the world made it fun and easy to connect with other travelers while experiencing the city like a local. That is exactly what we strive to do. For example, join us for our pubcrawl every Thursday and Saturday where we show you the best spots in Austin! At DJ's our focus is on community, comfort and cleanliness. In order to truly represent our creative city, we invited over 25 local artists to paint murals throughout every room and common area. If you're looking for an intimate home base with a great vibe and central location, you've come to the right place. Let our friendly staff show you why Austin is known for its retro charm and southern hospitality! Drifter Jack's is happy to provide you with the following FREE amenities: • One free beer or cocktail each night of your stay at one of Austin's best venues for live music, located right next door! • Coffee and tea available 24/7 • Super-fast Wi-Fi • Borrow an IPad or laptop to use the internet • Parking • 24 hour reception • Lockers for your backpacks or luggage • High-quality mattresses, Serta pillows, bed linen and duvets • Maps along with great advice from our knowledgeable staff on what to see and do • Pool table and other games • Movie room w/ large collection -join us for retro movie night! • Mini-fridge in every room • Book exchange • Iron and hair dryer available • Luggage storage • Printing We also provide a Washer/Dryer for $5, Vegemite and several useful travel accessories at a reasonable price. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drifter Jack's Hostel

Address: 2602 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705-4044
Location: United States > Texas > Austin > West Campus
Price Range: $36 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Drifter Jack's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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