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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 for our pubcrawl every Thursday and Saturday where we show you the best spots in Austin! At DJ’s our focus is on community, comfort and cleanliness. 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!

 **All SXSW bookings must be made directly through the hostel website at

SXSW: If your reservation is between March 8-18th, 2020 the cancellation policy requires that you cancel before February 22, 2020 to avoid any fees. If you cancel between February 22nd and March 1, 2020 you will incur a fee equal to 50% of your reservation. If you cancel after March 1, 2020 you will incur a fee equal to 100% of your reservation. Please direct any questions about SXSW to

 Drifter Jack’s is happy to provide you with the following FREE amenities:  • Coffee and tea available 24/7 • Super-fast Wi-Fi • Borrow an IPad or laptop to use the internet • Parking • 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, games, bluetooth speaker

Property Name: Drifter Jack's Hostel

Address 1: 2602 Guadalupe Street

City : Austin

Postal Code : 78705

Contact Name: Shanaya Youins

Phone: 512-243-8410


  • Baggage storage
  • Lounge
  • Printer

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 3:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Property and Cancellation Policies :
Drifter Jack’s Hostel has a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you do not cancel your booking before 5pm the previous day, it will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay and the remainder of the reservation will be cancelled.

**If you book a stay during SXSW (March 8 - 18, 2018) please review the cancellation policy. The 24 hour cancellation policy does not apply to the SXSW dates.

SXSW: If your reservation is between March 8-18th, 2018 the cancellation policy requires that you cancel before February 22, 2018 to avoid any fees. If you cancel between February 22nd and March 1, 2018 you will incur a fee equal to 50% of your reservation. If you cancel after March 1, 2018 you will incur a fee equal to 100% of your reservation. Please direct any questions about SXSW to
Terms and Conditions

Check in begins at 3 pm. If you arrive to Austin earlier, we can happily host your luggage in our storage area while you set out to explore the town.

Check out is at 11 am. All guests and their belongings must vacate their room before 11 am so our staff can adequately prepare rooms for our next set of travelers.If you are departing Austin later in the day, we can happily host your luggage in our common room or office while you make your last rounds on the town.

Quiet hours are between 10 pm and 8 am. We want you to have fun and can provide you with a list of options for late night shenanigans outside of the hostel. Please be respectful of other guests’ experiences at Drifter Jack's.

14 days is the maximum length of stay. Requests for longer stays will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by management.

Minimum age for guests is 18.

No pets allowed.

No smoking allowed, except in designated outdoor areas. Evidence of smoking (of any kind) inside will result in a $250 fee.

Payment policy: The full cost of the reservation is due at check in, along with a valid driver’s license or passport. Cash is accepted. We do not accept American Express. The hostel reserves the right to refuse any patron at any time for any reason. Website prices do not reflect local lodging tax.

Damage or Loss to Drifter Jack's Property 
Guests are responsible for damage or loss they cause to the property. To avoid charges, please return your key to the front desk to retrieve your $10 deposit.  All damaged property will be assessed and charged to parties responsible.

in our lot is available for Drifter Jack's guests on a first-come,first-served basis. Please call prior to approval to confirm availability. We encourage biking, walking and public transit for getting around. We also rent bikes for daily use. Public street parking is also available nearby. Please be mindful of limited hours and metered fees.

Housekeeping Sheets, pillow and blanket are provided on a pre-made bed. It is up to guests to make their bed each day, should they desire, and stays of longer than 4 nights will have their sheets and towels refreshed on the fifth day. Any guest may trade their towel in for fresh ones anytime. Daily housekeeping of rooms, bathrooms and public space is provided.

Drifter Jack's Hostel is a community of like-minded travelers.
Follow all posted hostel rules. You will sign an agreement upon arrival and will then be liable for your own actions during your stay.
Our 24 hour reception will do our absolute best to keep any issues at bay. If you see anything that needs immediate staff attention, please visit us at the desk.
Don’t be a jerk. We provide a safe space for all our guests. Be respectful of all guests during your stay.
Guests only. We do not allow non-registered guests to hang out on our property. We aim to create a safe and secure space for our guests and will ask any non-registered guests to leave.
No eating in guest rooms. Please use our kitchen, common room or outside patio to enjoy your munchies. Out of respect for your bunk mates, and to minimize pests, please do not eat in your room. 

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