10 Coolest Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Downtown Austin - Updated 2021

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There is a place where tunes lead the way, where you walk at the pace that is set in the atmosphere around you. A city that calls for those who worship music and who seek to be embraced by sound. It is the live music capital of the world because of its legendary scene and the massive amount of spaces to perform live and iconic festivals. If you truly love music, Austin is the place to go.

And if you wish to stay in the epicenter of the scene, downtown has what you are looking for. The central business district of Austin holds the most significant music venues, as well as a unique offer of shops and restaurants. So, whether you got tickets to South by Southwest or just want to be where the buzz is at, take a look at these Airbnb listings that will help you get a true Austin experience.

1. Personalized attention and outside relaxation (from USD 123)

Superhost Mark knows what guests need to have a perfect stay. The apartment includes Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts coffee, complimentary toiletries like toothbrush, soap, and shampoo, two Smart TVs and working laptop and printer, along with the star of the space: an amazing view of the area from the beautiful balcony. This listing fits up to four guests, thanks to the pullout couch in the living room. If you appreciate personalized attention, this is your place.

★Modern,CozyCouple's Getaway w/Relaxing Patio!
Austin, Texas, United States
388 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of nice touches like coffee and creamer and extra bathroom items if something had been forgotten
i stayed in aug and the a/c never failed us
bed is super comfy
mark made our stay very comfortable
mark’s place is a pretty standard one bedroom college apartment
very clean and tidy
very clean and spacious place
quiet clean space def recommend
very clean comfortable and quiet place to stay
otherwise it looked very clean and orderly
host was incredibly attentive and nice
host and place was great
great place and a great host
mark is an excellent host
mark was a great host
close to downtown and very easy transportation to the airport
great location close to downtown or the university
excellent location and great price for downtown
great location very comfortable bed
great place in a great location
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2. Location, location, location (from USD 118)

“You will feel like you are staying at a boutique downtown Austin hotel with the amenities of an extended stay hotel,” hosts Noura and Joe describe. The apartment is close to 6th Street and the 4th Street Warehouse District, the two biggest nightlife areas of Austin, and includes a walk-in closet, washer, and dryer in unit and a beautiful pool. Even though the listing states that the place can fit up to six people, the previous guest advises that the apartment offers a more comfortable stay up to four people. It’s a wonderful alternative if you prioritize an excellent location.

❤ of Downtown Austin | GATED PARKING INCLUDED!
Austin, Texas, United States
311 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both the bed and the fold out couch are very comfortable
the sofa sleeper is very comfortable
the kitchen is well equipped and air conditioning works very well ( important for austin in summer)
the a/c kept us all nice and cool even in july
the space was clean and comfy
clean apartment and good communication from host
it was very cozy and clean and neat
the apartment is clean and comfy and has everything you need
the space was clean comfortable and stylish and surprisingly quiet for being in the center of downtown
wonderful hospitality and a great host
joseph answered prior questions before arriving quickly and was helpful with recommendations
joseph is a great host very responsive and accommodating
joseph himself was extremely accommodating and make check in very easy
joseph was a good host and very responsive
amazing location so close to 6th street
great location and great space
joeseph was great and the location was amazing so close to everything can walk everywhere
great location but that’s about it
joseph’s place is located perfectly in downtown
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3. A room of a kind (from USD 149)

“Keep Austin Weird” is the city’s motto, and you can experience that vibe in your stay in this private room, part of Blair’s 1904 historic mansion. The bedroom is known as “the blue room” and is part of a house with antique hardwood floors and rooms covered in artwork. This is a one-of-a-kind accommodation in a one-of-a-kind city.

Guest Chris describes: “This house is one unique experience. Stunning old home, beautiful condition, dark wood, flowing floor plan – and every inch of wall; including ceilings covered with art, photography, memorabilia, curiosa. Blair has an eye for the quirky and surreal, which is a truly creative blend with the older traditional design. You could spend days just strolling the house and examining the art.”

Blue Room Downtown Mansion
Austin, Texas, United States
89 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what the room lacks in amenities it makes up for in charm
the room is large and has a desk and a couple of chairs with lots of natural light
super comfy bed and plenty of space in the room
the room and bathroom were comfortable and met all of our needs
the bed is extremely comfortable
towels were really clean
the house in neat and clean
the building is spacious and clean and is draped in art
nice people clean house amazing art superb location would stay again
it was my first time bathing to get clean
blair is a great host
blair was a great host
blair was an awesome host
blair was a good host
blair was a great host and made me feel very welcomed in his home
the location is great
the location is great
perfect location a few blocks from sixth street
great location and great value
(i was especially delighted to be so close to the massive whole foods a few blocks away
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4. An option for any type of traveler (from USD 75)

This listing has not only been praised for its prime location by guests that traveled for the South by Southwest festival, but also by people that attended conferences at the Austin Convention Center. The room has twin beds and is in a shared condo where hosts Raul and Zac offer other rooms for rent, so the bathroom is shared with other guests. However, the place provides an additional value for a property that is in the middle of the buzz: curtains and double-paned windows that help you minimize the noise. Whether you are in town for the music or for business, it is a fantastic selection.

Two beds in Downtown Austin!
Austin, Texas, United States
156 reviews
Private room in condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
instructions were clear good wifi very good communication
it has seen better days neutral: an additional guest arrived while i was in the living room
room was clean and comfortable
clean and tidy with some cool artwork
clean and convenient to convention center
zac’s place is clean and exactly as described
clean apartment raul is a very friendly guy
the host was great and friendly
raul was a great host
the hosts are very friendly and helpful
their spot was comfortable and private and they are great hosts
raul and zac are great hosts
great location good value
raul's place was located in a convenient and safe location
perfect location and very convenient
great location and even better value
this is an ideal location for exploring austin
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5. Rainey Street's fun and modern option (from USD 139)

The best bars of Austin are south of downtown, along with a two-block row of houses in Rainey Street, where superhost Jay’s apartment is. The location is perfect: across the street from Lady Bird Lake and minutes away from the Convention Center, where the South by Southwest Festival takes place. This studio is also an ideal choice because of the amenities of the building, like the rooftop pool and a parking garage available for free!

Rainey St DOWNTOWN Modern Studio by Convention Ctr
Austin, Texas, United States
94 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the rooftop pool with an amazing view of downtown austin
the pool was also a nice feature - very modern with awesome views of downtown
clean and beautiful inside
very clean and more spacious than i was expecting
room was clean and stocked with all the essentials
it was very clean with awesome amenities
the apartment was extremely clean
host was quick and efficient with responses
awesome host in jay
she was very responsive to any questions we had
jay was a wonderful host
jay was a great host
great place perfect location
five minute walk to convention center/marriot/downtown makes it an ideal convention alternative
great place in a great location
great location and nice facilities/apartment
jay's apartment is the perfect location
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6. Art and sound under the eyes of the Capitol (from USD 170)

Hosts Raquel and Jacob offer a perfect stay with this loft in a historical building on Congress Avenue, the main promenade in downtown Austin. While the place is not very wide, it is a walkable distance to many interesting spots, like the Paramount Theater, Lady Bird Lake and 6th Street, home of major music venues. The view of the Capitol and the information provided by the hosts allow you to have a fabulous time. Besides, the listing offers additional value by having art from local artists and a sound system that music lovers would appreciate, like Guest Cindy: “There’s also a fantastic vinyl collection that was a nice treat.”

Historical Loft with Capitol View!
Austin, Texas, United States
350 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furniture and bed were comfortable
the apartment is sunny with an unbeatable view of the capitol building
i enjoyed the view of the capitol along with the artistic touches inside the apartment
charming almost european style apartment with great views of the capitol and in a very convenient location
the space itself is well furnished and extremely comfortable with everything you may need for your stay
raquel and jacob’s place is clean and comfortable
the space is clean and large enough for 2 people
raquel and jacob's place was impeccably clean and in a very convenient location
clean place in a convenient location
raquel & jacob’s place was the perfect stay for us their place was centrally-located clean and comfortable
local info was helpful
host were very helpful and attentive
hosts were perfect
great contact with hosts
hosts were very responsive and helpful
location is great and very central
great location right in the heart of downtown
superb location for exploring austin
great location for all the downtown activity
great location for exploring austin
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7. A room that could be at a hotel

“Matt is a great host and his place is fantastic as well. Great condo right by 6th Street. Walking distance to everything. Hotel clean and even had a guest book with tons of suggestions like a hotel,” guest Chris describes.

This is an excellent choice if you are looking for a personalized attention. Host Matt offers a space with a lot of entertainment options too, like access to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, standard antenna channels in a wall-mounted TV, receiver/speaker system and DVD player.

Private room/bath in classy downtown condo

8. A room for you and your band

An excellent choice if you are traveling to Austin with a group since this private room fits up to four guests. With two queen size beds, a mini-refrigerator and microwave, this is an amazingly affordable option for a party who wants an awesome location downtown. The place also provides a Samsung HDTV with which you can watch Amazon Video, WatchESPN and Netflix. For an extra special stay, pay attention to the restaurants and bars list that superhost Will created especially for his guests.

Modern room in downtown Austin apartment

9. A convenient private room in a loft

Host Hannah has a sensational listing with this room suited as a loft, featuring an entertainment area with a couch and TV. While the rest of the apartment is shared, guests who have stayed in this listing have valued the privacy of the room, as well as the advantageous location: not only to the focal venues of downtown but also to a nice offer of restaurants.

Loft in the Middle of Downtown
Austin, Texas, United States
56 reviews
Private room in condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. A place to make new furry friends

This is a listing that will suit urban art and animal lovers alike. Host Sarah offers this private room in a three-bedroom house located on top of a hill overlooking downtown. It is right next to Hope Gallery, one of the last remaining sanctioned graffiti parks in the United States. Since it is rumored that the gallery could be relocated, you might want to hurry to book this listing! The private room you will be staying in has lots of light and among the common areas of the house, you have access to a front patio and the possibility of making friends with Tillie the dog and Edie the cat.

Hip Hilltop Home in Downtown Austin!
Austin, Texas, United States
139 reviews
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

“I like it here in Austin. Anybody got a room?”

If you agree with these words by Keith Richards, book your Airbnb accommodation in Austin and rock your stay. Get ready to be filled with music and remember what Willie Nelson said about this city: “There’s a freedom you begin to feel the closer you get to Austin, Texas.”

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