Best Austin hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect Austin hostel

  • Austin has a burgeoning hostel scene, and staying in a hostel here can be a great way of getting to know the city. Not only will it help you to save money, but it will help you to meet fellow travelers, to live at the heart of a trendy neighborhood, to chat with locals, and to experience first-hand some of the creative influence that makes Austin so unique. From restored buildings to environmentally friendly concepts to standout murals, almost every hostel in Austin is making its mark in an individual way.
  • While there are hostels spread all over Austin, several are concentrated in the neighborhoods of East Cesar Chavez and East Austin. Both neighborhoods have the advantage of being within a few blocks’ walk of downtown, but each has its own fair share of shops, restaurants, and bars. East Austin especially is known for its nightlife and inexpensive eats, while staying in a hostel in East Cesar Chavez will put active travelers within easy reach of the Colorado River.
  • Hostels are generally a great way for solo travelers to get an inexpensive bed and meet fellow guests, but a couple of hostels in Austin really stand out. Drifter Jack’s Hostel and Native Hostel Austin are both very popular among solo travelers for their relaxed, friendly vibes and spacious lounge areas. The latter also hosts regular live music nights in the bar, but offers a bit of in-room privacy with its bed curtains and individual wall outlets beside each bunk bed.
  • A great hostel in Austin for couples is Native Hostel Austin, which is one of the few properties to also offer private double rooms. In addition to a king bed and sitting area, these rooms come with private bathrooms. Firehouse Hostel is another option for couples looking for privacy: their suites are furnished with one queen and one bunk bed, meaning that couples with children can also stay here comfortably.

Where to stay in Austin?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Austin by showing you the exact location of each hostel.