Drifter Jacks Hostel

Hostel Description

Set across the street from the University of Texas in a building that once was a dormitory, Drifter Jack's embodies the quirky style that made Austin, Texas world famous. With only dorm rooms, Drifter Jack's is a traditional backpacker-style hostel. The amenities are simple but the service is world-class. The hostel's small, personal feel and the nonstop activities guarantee you'll make a new friend. Drifter Jacks is all about three things: community, cleanliness, and comfort.

With free parking and a bus stop across the street, Drifter Jack's is the perfect base for exploring Austin.


Rooms and Prices

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Breakfast not included

Free tea & coffee


Mixed dorms & female dorms

Air Conditioning


Laundry facilities



Free Wi-Fi


Towels for rent

Free Parking


24-hour reception




9.0 average from 1,074 reviews


Great location. Many restaurants and points of interest nearby. All members of staff were both friendly and helpful:Hannah, Brooke, Kristen, Kaleb. I felt welcome, safe and happy. There was fun beer pong games, pub crawls and plenty of suggestions for things to do. I have friends in town, but I really enjoyed my stay at the hostel. I would do it again. They have large lockers for storage and the bathrooms were clean. There's a full kitchen at your disposal, too.

Female, 41+, USA


Drifter Jack’s is a great hostel. Tucked away off ‘the drag’ in a good location with quick transport links to down town or anywhere else you may want to explore. Staff were friendly and super helpful. Austin is AMAZING! Drifter Jack’s is where you need to be during you time in Austin. Thanks Drifter Jack’s. I’ll be back. Highly recommend!!

Female, Australia, 31-40


I absolutely loved this place. I can't say enough about the staff there, and how awesome the crowd was. This hostel attracts exactly the kind of people you want to explore a city with, and the hostel staff was incredibly accommodating and friendly. I'll be back

Male, 18-24, USA


  • Cancellation policy: 24 hours
  • Check-in: 3 PM
  • Check-out: 11 AM
  • Taxes not included
  • 18 and older, minors with parental supervision