The price can't be beat ($19.75/night), people are friendly, and the sheets are clean on the 42 beds at the newly regussied HI-Austin. Check out the fresh coat of bright colors and fun design, and keep them in mind when you have last minute guests. Bunk-bed appreciation is a must, though, and earplugs are encouraged by the staff since as many as 14 people can fit into one of the four rooms. Also, if you bring beer with you and leave it in the 24-hour kitchen, the staff will confiscate it and laugh at you because alcohol is not allowed. Bottom line: Do your drinking elsewhere, and try not to get stuck sleeping next to someone who snores.
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