The Best Hostels in Austin.

Stay at one of Austins affordable hostels, and enjoy watersports on Lady Bird Lake
Stay at one of Austin's affordable hostels, and enjoy watersports on Lady Bird Lake | © Tomek Baginski / Unsplash
Jessica Devenyns

No matter the time of year, Austin is always buzzing with activity. The Texas capital attracts visitors all year round for festivals such as SXSW, pleasant weather and scenic landscapes. And if you stay at a hostel, it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Check out the best hostels in Auston, all bookable with Culture Trip.


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Native Hostel

Native is a kinetic collision of music, the arts, warm beds, food and spirits, filled with adventurous travelers who are overnighting, as well as locals who come for the bar and live music. The sleeping arrangements are communal, and downstairs, you can mingle in the Native Bar & Kitchen, which hosts a happy hour and music acts that are worth staying awake for.

HK Austin

This elegant Victorian mansion, built in 1892, is a registered historic landmark in the City of Austin. Its modernized interior features a co-living space where you can stay for as long as you like. Take advantage of the two white wraparound porches, where you can sit and admire the city while sipping a Lone Star beer.

Firehouse Hostel

Just off 6th Street – Austin’s liveliest stretch for nightlife – is the very affordable Firehouse Hostel. Built in 1885, this former firehouse (as its name suggests) now serves as an updated hostel and lounge. It provides free breakfast, free wifi and various room options. Depending on how much you’re looking to pay, it offers rooms with both shared and private bathrooms, deluxe dorm-style accommodations and economy dorms.

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