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Featured Hostels in Austin

Firehouse Hostel
2 out of 5
605 Brazos Street, Austin, TX
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The price is ¥5,594 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Downtown Austin, this hostel is steps from Paramount Theater and Sixth Street. Lady Bird Lake and Austin Convention Center are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (173 reviews)

"This place is in such an awesome location. Literally walking distance from 6th street. Also very cozy and an amazing place to stay with friends. I’d definitely come back next time I’m in Austin."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Firehouse Hostel
Native Hostel Austin
2 out of 5
807 East 4th Street, Austin, TX
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Located in East Cesar Chavez, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sixth Street and Austin Convention Center. Lady Bird Lake and South Congress Avenue are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (59 reviews)

"I appreciated how every bed had an outlet, and wifi was available (albeit hard to log on at first). The beds were comfy and the shower rooms provided soap/shampoo/conditioner. Also loved how I could walk straight out for a drink at the bar (didn't try the restaurant). My only disappointment was that ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Native Hostel Austin
HK Austin
2 out of 5
1807 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX
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Located in East Cesar Chavez, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Huston Tillotson University and Lady Bird Lake. Austin Convention Center and Sixth Street ...

3.8/5Good! (12 reviews)
Pretty alsome just need a new door nob..

"The front door needs to be fixed .. I was out side all night cause it wouldn't open even with the code.need a new nob it falling off."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2018

HK Austin
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Drifter Jack's Hostel
2 out of 5
2602 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX
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Located in West Campus, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of Texas Tower, University of Texas at Austin, and Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (164 reviews)
Fantastic!

"Probably the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on in a hostel and I have traveled around the world staying in hostels. The staff was super friendly and accommodating and I would absolutely recommend staying here if you are in this beautiful city!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Drifter Jack's Hostel
Firehouse Hostel Carrington Suite
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Located in Downtown Austin, this hostel is steps from Paramount Theater and Sixth Street. Lady Bird Lake and Austin Convention Center are also within 15 minutes. ...

Firehouse Hostel Carrington Suite
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Other property types in Austin

Fairmont Austin

Fairmont Austin

4 out of 5
101 Red River St, Austin, TX
The price is ¥11,914 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
4.7/5Exceptional! (3,115 reviews)

"Beautiful property and very close and walking distance to nightlife"…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Fairmont Austin
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown - University

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown - University

2.5 out of 5
805 Neches Street, Austin, TX
The price is ¥6,465 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
4/5Very Good! (1,042 reviews)

"Location was good. Slightly uncomfortable coming in at night to a parking garage alone with so many homeless people wandering around but I encountered no issues."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown - University
JW Marriott Austin

JW Marriott Austin

4 out of 5
110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX
The price is ¥17,508 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
4.6/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)

"The heated pool was great, felt like no one knew it was there, staff is extremely accommodating, will definitely visit again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

JW Marriott Austin
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Austin?
By choosing a hostel you can spend less on accommodations and save more of your trip funds for fun things to do during your stay. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its live music venues and festivals.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Austin?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start: Firehouse Hostel - Located steps from Paramount Theater. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Native Hostel Austin - Located within a 10-minute walk of Sixth Street and Austin Convention Center. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. You’ll find showers, free toiletries, and lockers in all rooms. HK Austin - Located within a 20-minute walk of Lady Bird Lake. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. You’ll find showers and coffee/tea makers in all rooms. Drifter Jack’s Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of University of Texas at Austin and Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, showers, and hair dryers in all rooms. Firehouse Hostel Carrington Suite - Located steps from Paramount Theater. Guests can enjoy air conditioning. Rooms come with linens.
How many hostels will I find in Austin?
If you’re searching for a low-cost place to stay in Austin, one of Expedia’s 5 hostels could be a great option for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Austin?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 55°F. Average annual precipitation for Austin is 34 inches.
What is there to see and do in Austin?
In general, Austin is known for its live music, festivals, and theaters. Major attractions include Sixth Street, Texas State Capitol, and Frank Erwin Center. Get out into nature with places like Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, and Lake Austin. Cultural attractions include Paramount Theater, Moody Theater, and Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Austin while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Austin in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS), located 6.4 mi (10.3 km) away. An alternative is Killeen, TX (GRK-Killeen-Fort Hood Regional), situated 55 mi (88.6 km) away. Once you’re on the ground, you might want to use public transit to get around. Walk to nearby metro stations like Downtown Station, Plaza Saltillo Station, and Martin Luther King Jr Station. If you’re eager to explore more of the area, head over to Austin Station to take a train.