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West Campus Apartment Review: Yugo Austin Rio (Updated for 2024)

By Bella

When it comes to finding an apartment in West Campus near the University of Texas at Austin, students have a massive amount of choices. Especially for students who want to take advantage of the high-end amenities and updated features that many new West Campus apartments offer, choosing the right community can feel like a daunting task.

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At Rambler, we’ve helped hundreds of UT students through the process of finding their home away from home. While we’re confident that Rambler has an abundance of impressive amenities and floor plans, we know the importance of considering all of your options. That’s why we’ve compiled this review of Yugo Austin Rio, formerly known as The Ruckus on Rio, to help you feel confident as you navigate your student housing search.

Yugo Austin Rio: West Campus Student Apartment Review

The Ruckus on Rio, a student housing apartment complex near UT Austin.

Photo courtesy of Yugo Austin Rio.

The Basics

Before we get started, here are some quick facts to give you a feel for Yugo Austin Rio’s community:

Address: 620 W 24th St.

Neighborhood: West Campus

Year Built: 2019

Number of Beds: 239

Number of Rooms: 67

Number of Stories: 7


Located at the intersection of Rio Grande and W 24th St, Yugo Austin Rio is a few minute walk from UT Campus.

Centrally located within West Campus, Yugo Austin Rio is only a few blocks from sororities such as Delta Gamma and Kappa Delta, and it’s directly across the street from Cain and Abel’s Bar. The complex is also walking distance from many neighboring apartments such as Waterloo and the Standard.

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Ruckus on Rio, student housing apartment in West Campus Austin, has an in-house coffee shop.

Photo courtesy of Yugo Austin Rio.

Nicknamed Ruckus 2.0, this apartment opened two years after its older sister, the original Ruckus on Nueces (now Yugo Austin Nueces).

Yugo Austin Rio is home to a Lucky Lab coffee location in the first-floor lobby. In addition to the lobby’s coffee shop presence, the building also has a 24/7 study lounge. There is a Sky Gym and Sky Terrace on the seventh floor, as well as a package concierge and controlled access for added security.

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All units in Yugo Austin Rio come fully furnished with a 65-inch Smart TV in the living room. The rooms also include stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and a washer and dryer.


If you’re planning on bringing a car, Ruckus 2.0 has two levels of underground parking for its residents available on a first-come, first-served basis at an additional monthly cost. It also offers secure bicycle and scooter parking options.

Floorplans & Pricing

Living and Kitchen area at Ruckus on Rio student apartments in West Campus Austin.

Photo courtesy of Yugo Austin Rio.

Yugo Austin Rio has studio, 1×1, 2×1, 4×2, 4×3, 4×4, 5×4, 5×5, and 6×4 floor plans.

Looking for larger unit options? Check out Rambler’s 6×6 units and penthouses.

The 2×1, 4×2, 4×3, 5×4, and 6×4 floor plans all have a loft-style layout, meaning one of the bedrooms is placed upstairs. This bedroom shares a bathroom with one of the rooms downstairs.

Apartments in Yugo Austin Rio come fully furnished, and the 2×1, 4×2, 4×3, and one of the 5×4 floor plans have a balcony.

At the time of publication on December 2023, rates for 2024 – 2025 at Yugo Austin Rio range from $1,239 to $1,859 per person, per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. Due to the tier system used by student housing apartments, most apartments raise rates throughout the lease-up season after a certain number of leases are signed. Learn more: Can signing earlier save me money?

This apartment also has a limited number of SMART housing spaces available for those who qualify. At the time of publication, these spots are reserved in their studio floor plans.

We hope this review of Yugo Austin Rio helped you evaluate your living options in West Campus. If you have any questions about student living or want to learn more about Rambler, contact our leasing staff, who are more than happy to answer any questions you may have during your housing search!

Originally published 8/4/2022. Last updated 12/4/2023.

Bella | Rambler Marketing Intern


Bella is a Marketing Intern for Rambler. She is a senior at the University of Texas, majoring in Public Relations.

December 04, 2023

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