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Hostelling International Austin

2200 S. Lakeshore Blvd., 78741, Austin, USA, Distance from city centre: 3.2km

Rating: 82% from 7 reviews

  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 82%Staff
  • 82%Security
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 77%Location
  • 88%Value for money
  • 80%Facilities

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  • If you like peace and quiet far away from the city, lights off at 11 and leaving your room early, video surveillance and old people, this is a great hostel for you. But, if you prefer meeting people, having a beer, getting around easily, sleeping in, enjoying the atmosphere and having fun, you should go somewhere else. The staff was nice and rooms clean, but this is just a really boring hostel for most. They say all HI hostels are alcohol free, but that's not true (NW Portland and Vancouver).
  • 54%
  • 09 Nov 2013 Sara Norway
  • What a lovely hostel experience! I would definitely stay there again. Very clean, lots of international visitors, very helpful atmosphere!
  • 100%
  • 11 Aug 2013 Anonymous USA
  • I didn't like the showers (no temperature regulation or walls). didn't feel comfortable taking showers there. About the location, is pretty far from downtown. I was traveling alone and without a car. had to come back at night, by my self, by bus and then walk 4 blocks where there is almost nothing. Scary.
  • 63%
  • 07 Aug 2013 Julia Argentina
  • Great hostel for just hanging out and doing your own thing. Free food is a plus, and probably makes up for the slight dirtiness of the place. The requirement to do a chore each morning is fine by me, and actually helps remind me that I'm not staying at a hotel or a b&b, and I should try to keep things tidy. Staff is helpful when they need to be. It's definitely one of my favorite hostels so far.
  • 83%
  • 05 Jun 2013 Anonymous USA
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