Drifter Jack's Hostel

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Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Drifter Jack's Hostel

Drifter Jack's Hostel

2 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
2602 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX, 78705

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Texas Tower8 min walk
  • Popular LocationDarrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium17 min walk
  • Popular LocationBob Bullock Texas State History Museum19 min walk
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)14 min drive

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About this area


In the city center, Drifter Jack's Hostel is in an area with good shopping. Sixth Street and South Congress Avenue are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium or Frank Erwin Center. Guests appreciate the hostel's central location.

What's nearby

  • University of Texas Tower - 8 min walk
  • Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium - 17 min walk
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - 19 min walk
  • Blanton Museum of Art - 19 min walk
  • LBJ Presidential Library - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Downtown Station - 4 min drive
  • Austin Station - 5 min drive
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) - 14 min drive


  • Mellow Mushroom — 3 min walk
  • Torchy's Tacos — 4 min walk
  • Dirty Martin's Place — 4 min walk
  • Fricano's Deli & Catering — 6 min walk
  • Spider House — 6 min walk

About this property

Drifter Jack's Hostel

Austin guestrooms in West Campus with kitchens and washers and dryers
Coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, barbecue grills, a picnic area, and a TV in a common area are onsite. All 12 rooms boast iPads and offer free WiFi and kitchens. Washers/dryers, refrigerators, and video-game consoles are among the other amenities available to guests.
Drifter Jack's Hostel offers 12 accommodations with iPads and washers/dryers. Accommodations have kitchens with refrigerators. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

This Austin hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with video-game consoles. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • iPad
  • Video games
  • Video-game console

Food and drink

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator


  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laundry detergent
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Washer and dryer
  • Window screens

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 17 are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • A television is available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Drifter Jack's Hostel Austin
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Drifter Jack's Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Drifter Jack's Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Austin

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 97 out of 176 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 50 out of 176 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 15 out of 176 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 176 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 176 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I heard from an employee at another hostel that this place is permanently closed? Wow. Well I will give a good review but will qualify it to say that the staff came off immature and annoying even if they were likeable. Housekeeping was great, very thorough.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
They closed and sold the property
Stayed 7 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The price
Stayed 7 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Although our room was full, the people who shared the room were polite and didn't infringe on other people's abilities to sleep, read or enjoy their stay. There was a kitchen, tv room, and laundry facilities available. The property is on a bus route so that those without vehicles could easily explore the city. The staff was helpful. These things made my stay an enjoyable one.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The people working there make it very special. Amazing
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021