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

HI Austin is laid-back. Way back. Located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the HI Austin hostel offers a beautiful, tranquil setting where you can relax and unwind while you discover all that Austin has to offer. Borrow one of our yoga mats for your morning Sun Salutation and then enjoy our free, continental breakfast to fuel up for your day. You’ll meet travelers from around the...

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HI Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel

HI Houston, The Morty Rich Hostel, is ready to welcome you to one of the most diverse cities in America. Our hostel is one of the coolest you’ll ever find, located in a posh, historic mansion in the vibrant Montrose neighborhood. It also has an inground pool. That’s right, a POOL. But you don’t travel to stay at your hostel all day. Let our friendly staff help you discover...