12 Best Cheap Airbnbs in Austin, TX - Updated 2023

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Austin is one of the coolest cities in the US - it’s home to friendly locals, laidback dining spots and bars, and amazing experiences. Head out in the evening to explore Sixth Street, line up outside Franklin Barbecue for delicious pulled pork and brisket, or visit Texas State Capitol. There are so many things to do in this lively city, so you’ll likely need a couple of days to check off everything in your lengthy itinerary. Plan your trip to Bat City today and check out the following cheap Airbnbs in Austin, TX, for a great place to stay!

1. Exquisite loft on 6th Street (from USD 63)

Who would’ve thought that this stunning loft is one of the most affordable Airbnbs in Austin? The space welcomes seven guests and is a short walk to downtown too! Jason’s condo is filled with luxuries like a stylish living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving nice views of the vibrant street.

This newly renovate Airbnb features two bedrooms, one with a queen and double bed and the other with bunk beds, a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a huge bathroom with a laundry area. There’s even an Instagram-worthy patio overlooking the neighborhood!

Austin, Texas, United States
270 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 4 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment does look exactly like the photos
i loved the bunk beds and the little photo op on the balcony
beds were super comfy and we had everything we needed for a short stay
the loft was very clean and cozy
great place and very clean
very clean looks just like the pictures
very nice clean space uniquely decorated
great spot easy and clean
check in was easy and the host was very communicative
great host and great place highly recommend
host is very particular so be sure to read all instructions
jason is a thorough host very communicative and extremely helpful
jason was extremely communicative and provided clear instructions to make the check in and check out process easy
awesome location really close to the 6th street bars
great stay location was perfect everything was super close by
great location beautiful spot will stay again
this place is awesome great downtown location
the stay is very close to downtown; walking to downtown is not a problem
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2. Backyard tiny house near downtown (from USD 63)

This is an enchanting tiny house that comes outfitted with a king-size bed, a television, a dining/work station, an espresso machine and a mini-fridge. The washroom has a sink, shower, independent eco-accommodating toilet and shower supplies including a hairdryer. This modest house is ideal for a short escape for two individuals. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you truly need to rest three individuals, two can sleep on the king bed and one on the twin air mattress. The rental is a 12-minute drive to downtown!

Austin, Texas, United States
714 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great tiny house toilet is the only thing to be aware of it's a porter potty style
the bed is queen and is comfortable
nice flat screen tv with netflix etc
the toilet was a new experience but it was not a bother
it was very clean
the space was clean and comfortable
we were satisfied with a clean and pretty room
very clean and comfortable to stay in
the place was very nice and clean
great host
nate is a wonderful host
nate was a great host and made sure we were accommodated as needed
owner has excellent communication
nate was a good host the checkin and check out process was perfect
cute little place very close to downtown
the location is great
good location about 15 minutes from downtown
it was a good location and close to downtown
convenient location cozy and comfortable
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3. Modern studio found close to Hyde Park (from USD 69)

Here’s another simpler yet cozy space; a studio apartment found close to Hyde Park Village. With such a convenient location, you’ll get to cut costs, not only in accommodation but also on transport. The studio is equipped with all the basic creature comforts, from kitchenette facilities to a comfy bed. You also get free WiFi so you’ll be able to watch your favorite Netflix shows. Incidentally, a Netflix account is already logged into the Smart TV. Two guests can comfortably stay here, making it ideal for couples on a vacation. However, if you’re traveling solo, this would also be perfect for you.

Austin, Texas, United States
617 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also the a/c was outstanding
great cozy spot with just the right amenities
the space is immaculate and very comfortable
clean space with a comfortable bed and basic amenities in a great neighborhood
super cute and cozy back house with a lot of amazing amenities
incredibly clean and well kept
it was also sparkling clean
it was very clean and cozy and i would highly recommend it
the casita was very clean and had everything we needed
smaller space but very clean and efficient
the hosts were very welcoming
sangeeta's responses were prompt and kind
really nice host and good value for a quick stay
great place to stay super nice hosts
host was very nice the whole place was super stylish
excellent location and a beautiful room
terrific place cute and cozy and centrally located
great location and beautiful environment
wonderful location and comfortable stay
it was a great location
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4. Casita in old South Austin (from USD 88)

You can tell, from the facade, that this little cabin rental is a stylish one. The wooden cladding gives it a quaint appeal blends in well with the compound it’s perched on. Via the glass doors, you’ll be ushered into the cozy interior that’s elegantly finished. This studio seeks to disprove the notion that cheap isn’t always good. The rental is a perfect home for those in need of low-cost accommodation. It boasts a full kitchen so you have the option of preparing your own food. The sleeping/living area is as spacious as a studio can be, with the large windows creating the impression of more room than there actually is. Found in the heart of South Austin, you only need to walk a few minutes to reach the most popular tourist spots.

Austin, Texas, United States
275 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had everything we needed— coffee wifi and a comfortable bed to name a few amenities
there was a nice kitchen we didn't even use but it looked like it included many amenities
the full kitchen was a pleasant surprise and welcome addition
very clean comfortable and cool
clean and private with a very comfortable bed
clean modern responsive hosts
very clean micro unit and comfortable stay for two people
the space is clean welcoming and fun
gracious host and hostess
the hosts were so kind and accommodating
perfect accommodations and wonderful hosts
hosts we're very responsive
edward and his wife were great hosts
good location for sxsw
the location was perfect
super convenient location close to zilker park
great location and has everything you might need
great places only a few miles away
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5. Cloud Cottage: private guesthouse (from USD 68)

Just like the previous listing, this studio guesthouse by no means deserves the label of ‘cheap’. Despite its low-cost, and it certainly is affordable, its decor and amenities can be compared to more luxurious rentals. Because of this, you won’t feel at all ripped off. In fact, it’ll be hard to believe just how affordable it is. With a good mix of colors that are complemented by the bright light via the large windows, the space puts you in a jovial state. Modern facilities like a television with cable, a fully equipped kitchen, a queen-sized bed, and WiFi access, make this an apt home away from home. A short stroll from here, you’ll be able to try out the area’s best cafes and restaurants.

Austin, Texas, United States
693 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thoughtful touches like a heater and a fan for the time of year and utensils in the cabinet
erin's cottage is comfortable and quiet
the cottage is immaculate and has all that’s needed for a very comfortable stay
great little cottage that was very comfortable and well appointed
bed was very comfy cottage easy to find and manage appreciated the car parking space
very clean and comfortable
everything was clean and stylish
super clean & cute space
very clean and welcoming space
it was sparkling clean and the bed was really comfy
erin was a communicative host and we enjoyed our stay
fabulous place and great hosts everything i could want and more thankful for the hospitality and the lovely accommodations
the host erin is an exceptional communicator and very thoughtful
erin was very responsive and check in went smoothly
erin and robert were very friendly and communicative while still giving us our space
super cute and in a great location
this is a perfect location for me and my frequent trips to austin
the location is just minutes away from great restaurants and cool activities
the neighborhood is quiet and close to everything we loved the location so much would stay here again
amazing such a great location and space
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6. Bedroom with private bathroom (from USD 38)

How about staying with a local family? This Airbnb rental in Austin is in the home of friendly locals who might just be your new best friends by the time you leave. For total privacy, this room is en-suite, so you get the bathroom all to yourself. However, you’re not limited to just the bedroom; the kitchen, living room and backyard are at your disposal. Nearby, there are several restaurants serving different cuisines, including a ramen house and a barbecue joint. However, the best part about this rental is its cost, perhaps the most affordable on our list.

Austin, Texas, United States
282 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic a/c and good bed
a/c was always on and nate was a super nice guy
the sound machine provided was also agreat touch and the mattress was so comfortable
space was as described comfortable and clean
nate was extremely hospitable and made my quick stay in austin very comfortable
great clean place to stay
room was very clean
always a great stay clean & comfortable
everything was very clean i'd recommend saying there anytime
very nice place clean and comfortable
he showed kindness and was a friendly host
friendly host and thoughtful touches
nate's hospitality and friendliness was above and beyond most airbnb hosts
the host is super friendly and helpful
nate is a great host
good location too
nate’s place has a great location that is close to downtown
the location was good well accessible
this place is the ideal location if you want to be near local breweries
easy to find and central to the city
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7. Private studio in Hyde Park (from USD 57)

For solo travelers or couples looking to stay around the historic neighborhoods of North Loop and Hyde Park, Slava’s private studio is an affordable option! It boasts a country-style queen bed with organic cotton linen, a tufted loveseat, a kitchenette, a smart TV with subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu, and free Wi-Fi! If you need a few recommendations on good eats and places to visit in the neighborhood, your hosts are happy to lay you with all the great spots!

Austin, Texas, United States
289 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the studio is a perfect size – super cozy and i was able to work while staying here
a nice quaint room that was just the right size for all my needs
very clean and accommodating
it was very clean and well supplied
the bathroom was very clean
very clean great communication perfect location darling place
everything was spotless and i had all that i needed to feel comfortable
owner was awesome and gave us any help we needed
excellent stay and great host
both of the hosts -slava and martin are very hospitable and nice
slava was a wonderful host the space she provided for myself and my so was super comfortable
slava was kind enough to allow me to keep my luggage and was flexible with be during my stay
great location near a few restaurants within walking distance and a few miles away from downtown
a cute studio apt in a great location
the location is great as it is pretty central yet still quiet
great location and very comfortable accommodation
i’m so happy to choose this cute place
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8. Small, private studio apartment (from USD 43)

This is a no-frills apartment but despite its minimal appeal, you get to enjoy the benefits of affordability. From the outside, it looks like a mere shed, save for the large windows that betray its status as a private rental. Inside, you’ll find a bed, set adjacent to a small table that would act as your dining area. A kitchenette is also available, equipped with the basic kitchen essentials that will enable you to prepare a simple meal, if you so wish. This is an accommodation for one who doesn’t care for the luxuries of hotels; one who wants to spend the night in a cozy space without giving away too much money. And if saving is your thing, then you’ll be pleased to know that, from here, you need only walk to access the city center and all the attractions therein.

Austin, Texas, United States
769 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy and comfortable room with basic amenities
mini fridge dual burner with dishes iron shampoo wifi pretty much everything
if you absolutely have to stay connected elizabeth is gracious enough to provide wifi
the bathroom is very tiny so i didn't even bother closing the door when i was using it
elizabeth’s place was better than we thought small but cozy
it is very clean with its own personal touches
super clean and easy and very relaxing
very clean and private space in a great area of east austin
excellent location great clean space we had a great time and highly recommend elizabeth’s place to anyone
despite minimal interaction host seemed genuinely nice
elizabeth was very responsive when contacted also
elizabeth was kind and easy to communicate with
great area and easy check in with good instruction from the host
the location is great communication with the hosts was great and they accommodated my late afternoon flight
very cute place super convenient location
perfectly located comfortable close in proximity to downtown
cute little room that's super close to downtown
the location is fantastic and is right near great restaurants
great location to sleep over after time downtown in austin
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9. Master suite

This huge suite has a king-size bed and an enormous storeroom. There is also a private washroom with a garden tub and a separate shower. It’s a 20-minute drive from COTA and a 30-minute drive from downtown. The place has a lounge room, kitchen, and a garden to extend the legs and take outside air. The rental has a working air conditioner, speedy wifi, a PC workspace, and a luggage dropoff facility. There’s a futon bed that is made available for a third and fourth visitor.

Austin, Texas, United States
519 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

10. Flat located close to Hyde Park

This is a wonderful and cozy flat that rests up to four people and it is conveniently situated in Austin’s hip Hyde Park neighborhood. This flat has a kitchen with a double burner, a microwave, dishes, cookware and cooking utensils. It also includes one full bed with a comfortable futon couch that folds out for two additional people, a dining table for up to four people, a bathroom with a shower and plenty of plush towels provided. For entertainment, there’s a TV, including cables and streaming access to Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. If outdoor activities are your thing, it’s close to three gorgeous lakes: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin and Lake Travis. Hiking and running trails are also nearby.

Austin, Texas, United States
508 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioner is also pretty noisy
air conditioning in the austin heat was amazing jazz music when we walked in was a nice touch
we especially appreciated the french press hot water heater and coffee grinder
a/c worked perfectly even with a temp of 101⁰f
lots of pillows a tv and all the comforts of a home
very clean and nice looking
clean comfortable and updated
very clean and comfortable unit
nice apartment clean and well furnished
the place is clean and organized
drew is a fantastic host
drew was a great host who really made us feel welcome
drew and his wife are great host
drew was very helpful and informative
drew and simone were great hosts and very attentive
perfect location for a football weekend
great location simple and convenient
the location is great too
this apartment was in a convenient location pretty close to all the fun things in austin
i was familiar with the neighborhood and absolutely adore hyde park
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11. Cozy space with pool

Stay in this private two-bedroom condo that’s the perfect home away from home. Found just a short drive from the city center, you’ll love this home’s convenient location, placing its guests within easy reach of places of interest like the best barbecue restaurants as well as several shopping outlets. Take advantage of this rental’s affordability that is in no way proportional to the level of comfort offered. The living room is a bright and airy space, just like your very own home. The open kitchen is well equipped, ensuring that you’re able to prepare a meal of your choosing. Despite there being only two bedrooms, a total of eight can sleep here; there’s a pull-out in the living room to complement the full beds and futons in the bedrooms.

Austin, Texas, United States
498 reviews
Entire condominium 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we ended up sharing beds which wasn't that bad in the end
the other issue was the ceiling fan
the space is comfortable and nicely designed
the apartment was just as described and in great shape
i myself get really hot at night so i turned on the ceiling fan
clean and very quiet
apartment was clean and neat
super clean apartment with nice beds and kitchen
jason’s place is clean and well furnished
good value place very clean
owner was responsive with messages
jason is a responsive host
also the host is very responsive
jason was extremely responsive and helpful throughout our stay
great place and very responsive host
the location is amazing
comfortable private place near downtown
great location and a decent price
good price and convenient location
close to downtown but not too far away would definitely recommend this place
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12. Tiny zen cabin in the heart of Austin

This cabin wonderful little haven right in the middle of Austin which will make you feel relaxed. This comfy accommodation is only 180 sq ft (16 square meters) but it has everything you may need: a twin bed, a full bathroom and it is next to a garden where you can visit the outdoor spaces. Outside, there are a hammock, dining table, chairs and trampoline available. Guests also get free wifi, a mini-fridge, and a Nespresso machine. To help you when you need to explore the city, there are guidebooks and magazines for Austin, made available. While being simple, it is almost one-third of the price of a hotel. Located just 10 minutes north of UT(The University of Texas at Austin), this cabin is situated near many restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores in Hyde Park.

Austin, Texas, United States
705 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac by the bed was nice and easy access to back gate and parking
comfortable little cottage for one person
the shower had intense water pressure which isn’t my preference but some may like that
tracy's place was quiet comfortable and well-located for anyone visiting austin for work or leisure
the bed was very comfortable the space was bright and open
great stay very clean and comfy bed feels safe
the bathroom was clean and bright
it’s super clean and cozy
the place is very clean and quiet
the cottage was clean and cozy
amazing host made the process easy
the host was accommodating to all of my requests and was easy to communicate with
a great host that makes your stay easy
tracy is a great host
tracy was a great host and communicated throughout my stay
wonderful location within walking distance to the university
and the location is great
easy check in and convenient location
great location (centrally located in a beautiful neighborhood) and overall good stay
great place close to campus and downtown
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Explore Austin on a budget

With a wide variety of rentals at an affordable cost, you don’t have to spend too much on accommodation in Austin. Stay close to some of the city’s top attractions and popular restaurants in any of these Airbnbs!

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