About Texas

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Texas is the second largest US state behind Alaska. In fact, it’s 10% larger than France! Although Texas has a long history in the cattle industry, there’s more in Texas than cowboys. Texas has developed a diverse economy, and is a hub for science, research, culture, music & the arts.

Texas’ capital city, Austin, is known for its environmentally-friendly ways and often eclectic traditions. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has more music venues per capita than any other U.S. city, and is home to several annual music festivals, including the Austin Reggae Festival in April and the famous springtime film, music, and interactive festival known as South by Southwest. Austin is also known for its local art – the artsy South Congress district sponsors First Thursday events, when shops stay open late, artists sell their work and musicians play on the streets the first Thursday of every month. The Austin hostel is located just outside of downtown Austin.

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HI Austin

A Lakeside Retreat in a Park Setting

HI Austin hostel rests on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown Austin. Guests are just steps away from bus lines, hiking and biking trails, and the Colorado River. Austin’s music scene, funky shopping districts, and gorgeous natural beauty are all close by. The newly completed...

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HI Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel

HI Houston, The Morty Rich Hostel is located on a beautiful tree lined boulevard in the diverse and funky neighborhood of Montrose. Close to public transportation, bars, restaurants and coffee shops, the hostel is the perfect place to call home during your visit to Houston. Houston was named as the most diverse city in America by Forbes magazine and our neighborhood is a great...