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Drifter Jack's Hostel

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hostel is located right next to the University and so has fun routes to explore right around the hostel. I brought my car so I had an easy time getting around Austin. There was plenty of public transport (buses) if you don't bring a car. The pub crawl was lots of fun and the staff were all knowledgable and...

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here back in august 2016 as part of a trek America group. I've looked over other reviews of this place and it's mostly on spot. This place has a great atmosphere - when busy - offering a large area for drinks, pool and fun. However when busy this place also offers some security risk . where we had no...

Thank Michael C
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed January 10, 2017

I'm currently backpacking on a budget and Drifter Jack's was one of the best places I've stayed at thus far. Very friendly staff (seem to have a genuine concern for the well being of their guests) and the hostel attracts a great group of young travelers. A bunch of us got together one evening to hop between the bars around...

Thank alexthetowerbauer
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed December 13, 2016

stayed here as a solo female traveler for 4 nights in Dec. The location was great right by the University, which meant there was always lots of people out and about in the streets and lots of very close great options for food. Easily accessible to pretty much all of Austin by the bus system, which is quite good. Staff...

Thank Joy_al_mundo
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

First of all, the location is great (close to shops, bars and buses), the staff for the most part were very friendly, hospitable, talkative and full of good tips. The hostel is also quite small, so it really did feel like a small community which is nice. The rooms also appeared to be clean, and some of the artwork (both...

1Thank Tyson E
Gorokan, Australia
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This was my second stay here in 6 months and yet again I was made to feel incredibly welcome from the moment I stepped in the doors. As a solo female traveller I felt immediately at ease and not once felt unsafe. The staff are wonderful and are always ready to help with navigating the city, things to do, places...

Thank s_spee
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Really quirky hostel, no complaints about the staff whatsoever. We stayed here for 3 nights and it was pretty awesome. The guys who we dealt with working there were great Ethan and Chris (I think). They were lovely and really welcoming we arrived after a long day exploring Houston so we were pretty tired. After a pretty heavy night out...

Thank Natalie-gsf
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...

1Thank Will D
Thea D, General Manager at Drifter Jack's Hostel, responded to this review

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.

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...

1Thank viabetty
Melbourne, Australia
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.

Thank shexbeaver
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
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 

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Address: 2602 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705-4044
Location: United States > Texas > Austin > West Campus
Price Range: $32 - $85 (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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“All shared rooms, 4 same gender, 4 mixed gender, 6 mixed gender”
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“Rooms near the front have a great view of murals on the world!”
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“Free waffles in the kitchen every morning. Be sure to wake up early.”
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