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. Austin's evolving Hostel scene is thriving. Hosteling doesn't mean dirty bunk beds and cheese sandwiches any more. Hosteling in Austin is experiential with many hostel offering their own restaurants, bars and plenty of events.

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: Availability & Booking

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: Availability & Booking

Native Hostel

Inside at Native Hostel Austin.  Photo: Charles Reagan courtesy Native Austin.
Inside at Native Hostel Austin. Photo: Charles Reagan courtesy Native Austin.

Native Austin is located on 4th Street just East of I35 in heart of Austin's entertainment district's. Native is for the seekers. The curious ones, filled with youthful wanderlust. Explorers who know that possessions are fleeting, but experiences last a lifetime. Native is a kinetic collision of music, arts, warm beds, sleepless nights, food, and spirits. Our kindred are this generation of artists, creatives, thinkers and folks who simply embody good times; those who thrive on connection, unbridled fun and meaningful experiences. We are Native. An Experiential Hostel, Curating a Culture of Fuck Yes.

Where: 807 E 4th St
Phone: (512) 551-9947
Web: Availability & Booking

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: Availibility & Booking

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

Hostel 512

As much outdoor accommodation as indoor comfort at trentdy East Austin's Hostel 512.  Photo: Permission Seonaid MacDonald - Hostel 512
As much outdoor accommodation as indoor comfort at trentdy East Austin's Hostel 512. Photo: Permission Seonaid MacDonald - Hostel 512

Created with the traveler in mind, you will find as much outdoor accommodation as you will indoor comfort. Conveniently located in trending East Austin, less than two miles from Downtown, and just a short ride to the Airport.

No reason to go far, as you will be in walking distance of world class food and night life. Hostel 512 is all about community and we do our best to be apart of your Austin experience. Our staff will go above and beyond to help you kick back and relax or find just the excitement you are looking for. However you are traveling, we have the arrangements for you. This is not just a house to sleep in, it's a new way of travel with fun, comfort, and style.

Where: 2308 Coronado S
Phone: (512) 887-4512

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