Austin’s New Luxury Hostel Is Only $49 A Night

August 10, 2017

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Native Hostel

Photograph by Dos Mundos Creative

Austin’s hottest new hangout happens to also be the most affordable staycation in town right now. Native Hostel just opened in East Austin on 4th street is offering a summer special of only $49 a night until August 31. Yeah, seriously $49. That’s cheaper than your dinner bill. If you’re drinking on Rainey Street, downtown Austin, or even East Austin – just walk over and get a room at Native. It’ll be cheaper than your Uber home. Book your room on ONE:NIGHT, Hostelworld and more.

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Native Hostel invited me in a couple of weeks ago to do a staycation and give you guys an exclusive look at the property and amenities. I’ve already been working out the Native during the day before the staycation invite and was a big fan of the concept. I am obsessed with this concept and highly recommend everyone to do a staycation here and experience this experiential hostel. Here’s everything you need to know about Austin’s hottest new luxury hostel.


Native Hostel


Hostels get a bad rap for being gross and basically just a place that you need to crash for the night. Native Hostel is situated in a historic 1890s railroader hotel and adjoining mid-century warehouse next to downtown Austin. It’s an experiential hostel that offers a kinetic collision of music, arts, warm beds, sleepless nights, culinary delights and spirits. From the moment you walk in, you can see and experience the charred rafters of the past play roughly alongside the
silky elegance of dark plasters, glass, and cool steel.

  • Design / Build: Icon Design-Build
  • Architectural Design: un.box studio
  • Interior Designer: Joel Mozersky Design
  • Branding: Helms Workshop
  • Structural Engineer: JM Structural (owner: Javier Martin)
  • MEP Engineer: Nichols Eng (owner: David Nichols)


  • 12 suites outfitted with 65 beds, 1 Romper Room (accommodates 10-20)
  • Free parking
  • Free wifi
  • Bar and kitchen serving brunch, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Indoor stage
  • Cafe with coffee shop and parlor with space for co-working during daytime hours
  • Daily continental breakfast and coffee included with stay
  • On-site and street parking for guests and patrons
  • Daily on-site events and activities
  • 24-hour concierge staff
  • Guest-only communal spaces including kitchen access and co-working space
  • Overnight guests must be 21 or older

Book your room on ONE:NIGHT, Hostelworld and more.


Native Hostel bed


Only $49 a night right now during Native’s summer special until August 31. Normal pricing is $69. $49 gets you a warm bed with clean sheets, towel, and all the amenities of the Native Hostel.

There’s a total of 12 rooms (4-bed, 6-bed, loft suites, and romper room), 65 beds, and a big play space for local and out-of-towner travelers to explore and network. Native’s 4- and 6-bed rooms offer oversized single beds tucked into hand-crafted bunks. The 6-bed rooms are situated in the South Wing, which includes a communal space and community kitchen outfitted with residential style cooking. The loft suites have four single beds, bunked, and one King bed that are ideal for groups and larger parties.


Native Hostel locker


Each bed has a privacy curtain with lamp and plug inside. The lockers are beneath the beds with a keypad to keep your items stored and locked away.


Native Hostel shower


A shower, toilet closet, and vanity with brass fixtures and black mountain marble countertops are in each room. Shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are provided.


Native Hostel

Photograph by Dos Mundos Creative


Staycation with the friends? Bachelorette party? Bachelor party? The romper room sleeps 10 to 20 people with eight single bunk beds, a California king bed, and three full baths in a 1,000 sq. ft. communal space.

Summer special pricing is $800 a night on Sunday – Wednesday and $1000 a night on Thursday – Saturday.

I stayed in the romper room for two nights and loved it!


Native Hostel

Photograph by Dos Mundos Creative


As an overnight guest, enjoy complimentary coffee from the cafe throughout the day with your stay!


Native Hostel breakfast


And with that free coffee, enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast. The buttery biscuits are freshly baked every morning and served with jam and butter.


Native Hostel

Photograph by Dos Mundos Creative


No really! I double checked with the staff if it was okay for me to hang out downstairs in my PJs and they said yes.


Native Hostel


Pictured is the tavern burger with pimento cheese, pickled peppers, bibb lettuce on lovefeast bun and waffle fries. Hands down my favorite burger in Austin right now. Wash down that burger with the mez-can martini with orange liqueur, lime, olive, and sea salt lime foam.

The bar and kitchen serves craft cocktails and crave-able diner classics helmed by executive chef Virginia Pharr.


Native Hostel


Coworking space by day and cozy lounge by night, the Parlour Lounge is the spot for meeting tastemakers of the city.


Native Hostel

Photograph by Dos Mundos Creative


Need a pick me up? Stop by the cafe for Upper Uppers, creamy espresso martinis, iced chai, ice cold brews, pastries, and desserts.


Native Hostel


Brunch at Native on Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 3pm. Featured dishes include all day brisket taco, chilaquiles plate, scotch eggs, and cardomon French toast. Brunch cocktails include a bloody decision (bloody mary), Bolt and Sand (mezcal cocktail), the Bunkbed (Lone Star + Bulleit shot combo), and a Breakfast Shot (Jim Beam maple, fresh OJ, and bacon).


Native Hostel


Come watch the newest season of GOT every Sunday at 8pm, with Tarot readings from Sound Sight Tarot beginning at 6pm.

Other events at Native Hostel:

Industry Nights – Mondays, all night long

Every Monday night we welcome all of our hardworking Native friends to come relax. Happy hour all evening. Bed specials for Industry friends that need a stay-cation.

Night Shift – Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Native’s in-house DJs collaborate with live musicians to create a one-of a kind, ever evolving musical experience. Expect eclectic vibes with instrumentation ranging from brass and strings, to percussion and vocal virtuosos.

Weekly DJ Showcase – Fridays, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Austin’s top selectors serve up some hot tracks from behind the decks. Lounge with us to the best grooves all night and kick off your weekend correct.

Restless – Saturdays, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

In an attempt to let the fly out of the bottle, the doors are swung wide open to sounds, sensations, and surprises of a sultry Saturday night.

Mindfulness and Mimosas Yoga – Saturdays, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring your yoga mat and join Native in the Romper Room for an hour of flow yoga led by a local favorite, followed by $3 mimosas, extended brunch hours and good times. First come, first served and donation based.

Movie Screenings – Sundays, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Each week a selection of films is curated and handpicked for screening, ranging from local cult classics to international avant garde, all with a distinctly Native vibe.

Ninja Bus Tubing Excursions – Sundays, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Native has teamed up with Ninja Buses to offer a tubing excursion down the Guadalupe river in San Marcos. Ticket includes roundtrip bus transportation to the river from Native and personal tube and tube for cooler. Tickets can be purchased HERE.


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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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