Hostels in Austin, USA

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Get to know Austin (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Austin. To help you make friends with Austin before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Texas Capitol building.

Austin is the political and music capital of Texas. It's home to the University of Texas at Austin as well as several smaller universities and colleges so the population tends to be young and hip. It's also a mecca for hipsters and progressives even though it's deep in the heart of a conservative southern state. There are just a few hostels in Austin, so be sure to make contact with them to book in advance.

Austin's social scene is diverse. When you're staying in an Austin hostel, if you want to go out and get crazy, you can catch a bus or a cab and head downtown to 6th Street between Red River Street and Congress Avenue. That area is packed with bars and crowds of 20-somethings almost every night of the week. For live music and more hipster-style bars, stick to the Red River Street area between 6th and 10th Streets. For a slightly older crowd head to the Warehouse District area west of Congress Avenue around 4th Street. If you're looking for something "Texas-y," try the Broken Spoke on South Lamar for some honkytonk music and country line dancing.

If you're interested in art and museums, there are plenty of those in the downtown area pretty close to most of the Austin hostels. However, there are art galleries all over the city, especially on the east side of I-35 and south of downtown on Congress or in the 78704 area. Most people in Austin are also very into being outdoors, so if you're interested in hiking, biking, boating, swimming, disc golf, or league sports, you name it and someone is out there doing it. There are trails, parks, and wilderness areas all over and around the city. Just be prepared, the weather here can be really hot and humid.

You should be able to find a bed in an Austin hostel most times of year if you make a reservation a little bit in advance. However, if you plan to visit during the SXSW (in March) or the ACL (late September / early October) music festivals you need to plan months in advance because the city draws in huge international crowds and even the most expensive hotels sometimes get fully booked around those times of year.

Written by local enthusiast for Austin hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Austin hostels Hostelz

FAQ about Austin Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Austin. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Austin. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Austin costs on average $43 for a dorm. A hostel in Austin with private rooms costs on average $156. shows all 6 Hostels in Austin. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in Austin, USA.

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Austin.

Native Hostel Austin is the best rated hostel for partying in Austin.

It offers: Bar.

Austin Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Austin, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$43 Average dorm price
$156 Average private room price
$41 Cheapest hostel in Austin
Firehouse Hostel is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Austin
Native Hostel Austin is the best rated
Most Austin hostels are located in
South Austin, Downtown, University of Texas Area
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Austin - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Austin. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Austin. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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