Drifter Jack's Hostel
SXSW- Please visit our website to book during festival. Only direct reservations will be possible for these dates.
Welcome to your home away from home in Austin, Texas! Our comfy hostel is located downtown across from the University of Texas near famous 6th street, Hope Outdoor Graffiti Gallery and minutes away from all of Austin’s main attractions. While most of the city center can feel deserted in the daytime, our colorful neighborhood is always buzzing with life. West Campus is filled with independent shops, quirky cafes, vintage clothing stores and artisan vendors. Perfect for experiencing the real Austin!
Drifter Jack’s is passionate about hosteling. We know that hostels have the potential to create lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories. Our favorite hostels around the world made it fun and easy to connect with other travelers while experiencing the city like a local. That is exactly what we strive to do. For example, join us on Traditional Texas BBQ Night! Once a week our very own hostel mom serves 10-hour slow roasted pork shoulder w/ her homemade BBQ sauce, borracho beans, cornbread and sweet tea. At DJ’s our focus is on community, cleanliness and comfort.
In order to truly represent our creative city, we invited over 25 local artists to paint murals throughout every room and common area. If you’re looking for an intimate home base with a great vibe and central location, you’ve come to the right place. Let our friendly staff show you why Austin is known for its retro charm and southern hospitality!
Drifter Jack’s is happy to provide you with the following FREE amenities:
• One free beer or cocktail each night of your stay at one of Austin’s best venues for live music, located right next door!
• Breakfast including homemade waffles, fresh fruit, toast, (locally baked donuts on the weekend)
• Coffee and tea available 24/7
• Super-fast Wi-Fi
• Borrow an IPad or laptop to use the internet
• 24 hour reception
• Lockers for your backpack or luggage
• High-quality mattresses, Serta pillows, bed linen and duvets
• Maps along with great advice from our knowledgeable staff on what to see and do
• Pool table and other games
• Bluetooth speaker available
• Movie room w/ large collection -join us for retro movie night!
• Mini-fridge in every room
• Book exchange
• Iron and hair dryer available
• Luggage storage
We also provide a Washer/Dryer for $1 each, Vegemite and several useful travel accessories at a reasonable price.
Please visit our website for more information on upcoming events or to book during SXSW, ACL, F1 and other festivals.
Please also note:
Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice
Late cancellation or no-show – one night charge
Payment upon arrival by cash and credit cards
Check in 3pm and check out 11am
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Pool Table
- Taxes not included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
ACL & SXSW- Please contact the hostel directly to make bookings during these events.
Guests must be 18 and up unless accompanied by parent.
There is a 15% lodging tax on all accommodation related sales in Texas.
Please feel free to call us anytime day or night if you have a question!
Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice.
Late cancellation or no-show – one night charge.
Payment upon arrival by cash and credit cards.
Check in and check out flexible.
Taxes not included - 15% tax to be added.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
2602 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78705
We are located at 2602 Guadalupe St. behind the 7-11. Go down the small street (Hume) on the side of the 7-11 until you see the Thai Noodle House. We are the second floor of the Thai Noodle House. Go around back and you will see a staircase that leads you up to the hostel. Parking is also on this backside of the building.
FROM THE AIRPORT:
Take a left onto TX-71 W for 5 miles.
Exit onto I-35 N, 4.5 miles.
Take exit 235A toward Martin Luther King BLVD (MLK).
Left onto MLK, .8 miles.
Right onto Guadalupe St, .6 miles.
The MetroAirport bus will be waiting on the hour and half hour on the lower level, right outside the baggage claim, on the far right end of the passenger pick-up terminal. Look for the arrows and signs that read “Capital Metro.”
Take bus 100 inbound and get off at San Jacinto & 21st. From here you can take the FA Forty Acres bus to Dean Keeton & University Ave (FA runs M-F 7:20am-11pm, Sun 3pm-10pm, Sat closed). From here it’s about a two minute walk. Backtrack up Dean Keeton until you reach Guadalupe St. Take a right and we’re right behind the 7-11.
By Super Shuttle
For $17 the airport Super Shuttle will take you right to our door. Just look for them near the baggage claim.
FROM THE GREYHOUND STATION
Take the #7 toward the University. Get off San Jacinto and Dean Keeton. Walk 5 minutes west on Dean Keeton until you reach Guadalupe St. Take a right and we’re right behind the 7-11.
FROM THE MEGABUS STOP
The Megabus station is only 5 blocks south of Drifter Jack’s on the same street. Just walk up to 2602 Guadalupe St. and we’re right behind the 7-11!