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Hostelling International Austin

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Located right on the river and just a few minutes in an Uber from Downtown, the location of HI Austin was a pleasant surprise. As it was right before Christmas it was pretty quiet and the crowd there was pretty low key. It's not an...More

1  Thank Annika T
Response from Kenny L, Manager at Hostelling International AustinResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Annika, Thanks for the awesome, detailed review. We've actually just completed the remodel on both shared showers and restrooms. We hope you'll come back and see them sometime.

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The staff were nice and present, and the common areas were sunny (floor to ceiling windows) and open. This is a small hostel and the tools and bathrooms are pretty dated. The showers don’t have stalls, if that’s an issue for you. Lockers were adequate...More

Thank Clayton O
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve not stayed in many hostels (6 in the USA) but HI has been the least enjoyable hostel I’ve stayed in so far. There’s nothing horribly wrong with HI and I imagine it’s the best hostel you’ll probably find in Austin but it really wasn’t...More

Thank Raduga93
Response from Kenny L, Manager at Hostelling International AustinResponded 26 February 2018

Hello and thanks for your detailed review. We really appreciate it. We take all comments seriously and strive to improve everyday based on reviews. Thanks again.

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

As far as Hostels go I have stayed in better. The toilet and shower facilities were dated and in need of an upgrade. There are around 14 beds in the one room which is quite a lot and the bedding was poor. The recreational facilities...More

1  Thank jmcc105
Response from Kenny L, Manager at Hostelling International AustinResponded 30 November 2017

Hello and thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I'm glad you enjoyed our communal areas. I do want to apologize for your stay not being up to par. We are right now in the middle of completely remodeling the male showers. The...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The location of this hostel is a bit out of the way from downtown, but I had a rental car, so I felt everything was convenient for me for all the things I wanted to see (in the downtown area and surrounding areas). There is...More

Thank eyereen
Response from Kenny L, General Manager at Hostelling International AustinResponded 27 October 2017

Hello. We really appreciate your detailed review of our hostel. It means a lot to us. Also - I will be purchasing more hammocks throughout the year. That's a great idea!! We hope to see you again!

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"The private room was great"
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"If staying in a private room, ask that you don't get put in room 5. Room wasn't true to pictures and..."
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"Make sure you book in the 6 bed dorm room, otherwise you will be stuck in a 14 bed dorm"
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