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Peek inside Austin’s new boutique hostel

The Native opens Wednesday on East Fourth Street

Dimly lit room with fancy bunk beds and a chair in the corner, high window
The Native
Charles Regan Hackleman (all photos), courtesy of The Native

Native Hostel—the “experiential hostel” that combines boutique hotel design and amenities with the social interaction more typical of a hostel—will open its doors Wednesday.

Located in a former storefront and warehouse of local business Cothron’s Safe & Lock at 807 East Fourth Street, Native is ideally situated near the future Saltillo Plaza development and across the street from what is now a giant iron yard, which will presumably contribute to the experiential end of things.

The building has been completely renovated and redesigned, of course, the result of a collaboration between Icon Design+Build (owned by Native co-developer Michael Dickson, who also owns numerous local bars and restaurants) and Joel Mozersky, whose high-profile interior design work has long been lauded and includes work on Uchi, Uchiko, No Va, Juliet, Lonesome Dove, Birds Barbershops, Palazzo Lavaca, and many more spaces.

The Native experience will include music, arts, and food and drink in its 24-hour diner—Eater Austin has the lowdown on menu and personnel here—as well as regular programming and custom events.

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