I do not recommend this place.
First off, takes about 35 minutes by transit to get to. This hostel is located on the opposite side of the Colorado River.
The hostel staff arent the brightest people on the planet. The guy who was reception booked 3 people into my bed, and when the problem arose he tried to tell us to figure it out ourselves.
The hostel has a musty smell to it and nothing to keep you hanging out at the Hostel.
Rooms are small and the beds lumpy.
Do yourself a favor, and find another accomodation
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HI Austin rests on the south shores of Lady Bird Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown Austin. Guests are only footsteps away from bus lines, the hike & bike trail, and the Colorado River. A 10 minute journey could take you to the middle of the Red River music district, to the stylish hub of South Congress, to the cool waters of Barton Springs Pool, or to the natural beauty of the Austin Greenbelt. Our fun and friendly staff would love to give you some ideas of what to do in town and directions on how to get there!Please note HI Austin is obligated to charge a 15% lodging tax on all overnight stays in accordance with Texas and City of Austin law. Regrettably, we cannot accept anyone who lives within 60 miles of the hostel as guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International Austin Hotel Austin