Here is our list of the Best Austin Hostels. On your pilgrimage to Austin weirdness, don't let lodging costs can get in the way of a good time. An Austin Hostel stay is the enlightened traveler's answer.

Firehouse Lounge & Hostel

Dancing at Firehouse Lounge below the Hostel
Dancing at Firehouse Lounge below the Hostel

Nestled in the heart of downtown Austin, this craft cocktail lounge and international hostel is located in the city's oldest standing fire station, built in 1885. Discover speakeasy charm in the Firehouse Lounge, accessible through a hidden bookshelf in the hostel lobby. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, further heightened by their selection of craft cocktails, prohibition-era drinks, and timeless attention to detail. Featuring an eclectic mix some of Austin’s best-kept musical secrets, the Firehouse Lounge offers something for everyone, travelers and locals alike. Upstairs, the newly renovated hostel provides 21st century accommodations at the epicenter of Austin’s busy entertainment district.

Where: 605 Brazos St
Phone: (512) 201-2522
Web: austinfirehouse.com

Drifter Jack's Hostel

Lounging at Drifter Jack's.
Lounging at Drifter Jack's.

Drifter Jack’s is passionate about hosteling. They know that hostels have the potential to create lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories. Hostels around the world make it fun and easy to connect with other travelers while experiencing the city like a local and that is exactly what Drifter Jack's does, in spades. At DJ’s the focus is on community, cleanliness and comfort. In order to represent this creative city, Drifter Jack's 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 the friendly staff show you why Austin is known for its retro charm and southern hospitality!

Where: 2602 Guadalupe St
Phone: (512) 243-8410
Web: drifterjackshostel.com

HK Austin

You’ll get a taste of Texas staying in our elegant Victorian mansion
You’ll get a taste of Texas staying in our elegant Victorian mansion

HK Austin is a co-living space located in the heart of East Austin. The shared space is set up to provide creative thinkers, innovators, and travelers a comfortable and collaborative environment during their stay in Austin. Whether you’re coming for a day, a week, or moving to Austin long term, HK Austin is the place for connections, collaboration, and fun! You’ll get a taste of Texas staying in this elegant Victorian mansion, originally constructed in 1892, that is a registered Historic Landmark in the City of Austin. The property features dual wrap around porches, a completely renovated interior, and huge gated backyard, complete with cactus and lone stars.

Where: 1807 E Cesar Chavez St
Phone: (512) 645-6345
Web: hkaustin.com

HI Austin

Kick back, relax at HI Austin.
Kick back, relax at HI Austin.

HI Austin hostel rests on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown Austin. Guests are just steps away from bus lines, hiking and biking trails, and the Colorado River. Austin’s music scene, funky shopping districts, and gorgeous natural beauty are all close by. This Austin hostel has a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere, free Wi-Fi, free pancake breakfast, a common room that overlooks the lake, and weekly community meals and events to help you get to know other travelers.

Where: 2200 S Lakeshore Blvd
Phone: (512) 444-2294
Web: hiusa.org/austin

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