2308 Coronado Street, Austin, TX
It’s located 0.7 miles away from AIA. It is a really good option, with good prices. It has private rooms and dormitory rooms. All of the rooms include breakfast.
The 8-bed dorm room is $36.29 per night. The 6-bed dorm room is $47.34 per night. The 4-bed dorm room is $54.29 per night. The 4-bed room with private bathroom is $118 for three people, and $143 for four people.
Native Experimental Hostel
807 E 4th Street, Austin, TX 78702
This is a really nice place. It has a bar, parties and concerts, and different kinds of events. It’s located downtown 1.1 miles away from AIA, which is 20 minutes on foot. You can also take bus 17, which has a stop right on the corner near AIA. The normal price is $40 per night, but you can share a 12-person room for $800 or a 6-person room for $325. They also have private rooms for 2 people for $175.
605 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
It’s located downtown 1.8 miles away from AIA. It offers 4 kinds of rooms, both private and shared. The cheapest room is the Economy room, which is a shared room, for $33 per night. A private room is $109 per night.
Drifter Jack’s Hostel
2602 Guadalupe Street
It's located near UT Campus. It is a little farther away from AIA, but it is a nice place in a student area. To get to AIA by taking two different buses, bus 801 and bus 17. The price for weekdays is $31 for a 6-bed room, and $34 for a 4-bed room. On the weekend the prices are $34 and $37. There is a special female-only room for women who do not feel comfortable in a mixed-gender room.
HI Austin Hostel
2200 South Lakeshore Blvd.
The prices range from $27 to $32 per night. The place is really nice, and it's near the Colorado River. It’s located 1.7 miles away from AIA. You can get an HI Hostel membership and make it more affordable, and you can also take a look at their volunteer work opportunities. As a volunteer, you can trade your stay for work https://www.hiusavolunteers.org/.
1807 E Cesar Chavez
It's less than a 5-minute walk from AIA. It is located in a historic house (just like AIA), and you can stay for 3 weeks maximum. They define themselves as:
“The shared space is set up to provide creative thinkers, innovators, and travelers a comfortable and collaborative environment during their stay in Austin. Whether you’re coming for a day, a week, or moving to Austin long term, HK Austin is the place for connections, collaboration, and fun!” You can exchange your housing for work, and if you are an artist they will give you free room for your art!