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Rusty Railway Hostel

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4   For the Adventurous! Laying low from a real nice girl with stalker like actions? The Rusty Railway will suit you fine. Waiting for "Skooter" at the Summer Moon Cafe was suspenseful. The Summer Moon Cafe is this real awesome coffee shop, where he meets you, then you follow him to the hostel's secretive location. Real live Bat Cave type sh*t. I've read reviews about this place. They make this place out to be a dive, with tin sheet metal roofs in the middle of the desert, next to some hobo ridden train tracks. With a mild mannered Fat beer bellied Red Neck with a sweaty wife beater stuck to his partially hairy body. Well that's what I envisioned, too many film noir movies I guess. Well I was mistaken. Skooter is a skinny, weird looking, high wired dude, and not a bad dancer. "Skooter" keeps his real identity hidden with the alias aka Skooter. Just like Batman, but he's no Batman, more along the lines of Robin's sidekick. With that said, he's a pretty good host. Very friendly and hospitable host. He's well informed on what to see in Austin and is always down for a good party. Now the hostel itself is a bit of an oddity, but still real cool. The hostel consists of two 2 storied town houses. I felt they were pretty clean and decently maintained. There's beautiful murals, done by a traveling artist from Seattle, on the fence line that happens to be the courtyard of the hostel. Now if you're looking to get 7 to 8 hrs night sleep, this probably isn't the place for you. No hostel will be. The hostel is located next to the train tracks, so if you suffer from hobo flashbacks you might want to stay away. I myself slept like a baby, until this girl woke me up looking for her cell phone. All for a grand total of $22 a night. Hotels suck. Hostels is where it's at if you're up for an adventure. Lowering your expectations usually opens windows to exciting times.  , United States ()

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