For a lodging option within stumbling distance of Dirty 6th that won't judge you for said stumbling, check out Firehouse Hostel: a wallet-friendly downtown abode built in the longest standing firehouse in Austin, constructed in 1885 just one year before the neighboring Driskill.
Although they've ditched the fire pole, you can still slide down this banister.
The view of 6th St with all of the wasted college kids Photoshopped out.
Original brickwork exposes itself through the drywall in the Penthouse Suite.
Split the costs by bunking up.
Then unwind in the downstairs lounge with an El Diablo (tequila, lime, blackberry, and ginger beer).