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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Help with booking systems and payments.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Greetings! We are looking for a volunteer to help us out at HK Austin, located in the heart of Austin, Texas. HK Austin is a relatively small hostel where the staff and guests get to know each other very well and explore this great city together. We pride ourselves on the individual attention and details that make HK Austin great!

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  • Fluent English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


HK was one of the best experiences in this trip, and for sure one of the best hostels I've ever been so far. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to volunteering in a place like this. Everything is so calm and peaceful in that house it makes you really feel at home. Brent and Josh, the owner and the manager are such a cool guys, very fun, respectful and comprehensive people. Austin just amazing, full of cultural activites all around. That experience is one less topic out of my bucket list for sure.

18 days ago


This hostel is amazing! I had a great time, work was fine, every day but limited to 2 hours. The people there were the best part of my experience, it couldn't have been any better! I never wanted to leave and I will definitely try to come back! The city of Austin is beautiful as well, especially when you enjoy live music. Overall a fantastic place to stay and my words are not exaggertad at all. Miss everyone in this hostel!!

about 1 month ago


I'm so happy that I got to go to HK Austin. The place is classic and comfortable to hang out or even study. People in Austin are super friendly and happy. The location is Amazing, with food trucks around and close to downtown (I just walked there). The tasks in the hostel were pretty easy and Brent (the owner) worked with us. HK Austin is for sure the best choice. HK and the city of Austin have a special place in my heart.

about 1 year ago


I don't have words to describe my experience with this hostel. I stayed here for two months and every single aspect of my stay was just awesome. The staff is incredible (especially the manager Josh, the most amazing guy ever) and so are the guests. The place is beautiful and perfect to get a nice taste of wonderful Texas. It felt like home there and I'd recommend this hostel to anyone anytime. We will meet someday in the future. I'm fixing to it! ;)

over 1 year ago


I would definitely come back here if I had the chance. Great hostel and better people. I had a wonderful time here, it felt like home. Also, Austin is an amazing city which offers different things to do every day. Thanks for having me!

about 2 years ago

About HK Austin

  • Hosted by Brent

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  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 8 days

About the host

HK Austin is among the highest rated hostels in the United States. We're a relatively small hostel where we pride ourselves on providing guest's with individual attention. You’ll get a taste of Texas staying in our elegant Victorian mansion, originally constructed in 1892, that is a registered Historic Landmark in the City of Austin. The property features dual wrap around porches, a completely renovated interior, and huge gated backyard, comp...

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