If you're in Austin for the party scene this is the perfect hostel for you. Lots of social and night life going on. It was great that lots of the staff were so hands on and took groups out at night - which clearly wasn't required of them.
If you're in Austin for anything other than partying I would recommend somewhere else since the drinking/shenanigans tend to run from about 8pm and go as late (early?) as 4am. Def not a bad thing just giving fair warning. The hostel has more of a "college dorm" feel than anything else.
All in all very welcoming place. The owner is very friendly.
- 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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