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!
Delightful + Exquisite Loft on 6th Street - Walk DowntownAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:apartment does look exactly like the photosi loved the bunk beds and the little photo op on the balconybeds were super comfy and we had everything we needed for a short stay
Cleanliness:the loft was very clean and cozygreat place and very cleanvery clean looks just like the picturesvery nice clean space uniquely decoratedgreat spot easy and clean
Host:check in was easy and the host was very communicativegreat host and great place highly recommendhost is very particular so be sure to read all instructionsjason is a thorough host very communicative and extremely helpfuljason was extremely communicative and provided clear instructions to make the check in and check out process easyRead more reviews
Location:awesome location really close to the 6th street barsgreat stay location was perfect everything was super close bygreat location beautiful spot will stay againthis place is awesome great downtown locationthe stay is very close to downtown; walking to downtown is not a problem
2. Backyard tiny house near downtown (from USD 91)
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!
Backyard Tiny House only 12 minutes from downtownAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:great tiny house toilet is the only thing to be aware of it's a porter potty stylethe bed is queen and is comfortablenice flat screen tv with netflix etcthe toilet was a new experience but it was not a bother
Cleanliness:it was very cleanthe space was clean and comfortablewe were satisfied with a clean and pretty roomvery clean and comfortable to stay inthe place was very nice and clean
Host:great hostnate is a wonderful hostnate was a great host and made sure we were accommodated as neededowner has excellent communicationnate was a good host the checkin and check out process was perfectRead more reviews
Location:cute little place very close to downtownthe location is greatgood location about 15 minutes from downtownit was a good location and close to downtownconvenient location cozy and comfortable
3. Modern studio found close to Hyde Park (from USD 121)
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.
Modern Hyde Park StudioAustin, Texas, United States
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Amenities & Room:also the a/c was outstandinggreat cozy spot with just the right amenitiesthe space is immaculate and very comfortableclean space with a comfortable bed and basic amenities in a great neighborhoodsuper cute and cozy back house with a lot of amazing amenities
Cleanliness:incredibly clean and well keptit was also sparkling cleanit was very clean and cozy and i would highly recommend itthe casita was very clean and had everything we neededsmaller space but very clean and efficient
Host:the hosts were very welcomingsangeeta's responses were prompt and kindreally nice host and good value for a quick staygreat place to stay super nice hostshost was very nice the whole place was super stylishRead more reviews
Location:excellent location and a beautiful roomterrific place cute and cozy and centrally locatedgreat location and beautiful environmentwonderful location and comfortable stayit was a great location
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.
Modern South Austin Micro-UnitAustin, Texas, United States
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Amenities & Room:we had everything we needed— coffee wifi and a comfortable bed to name a few amenitiesthere was a nice kitchen we didn't even use but it looked like it included many amenitiesthe full kitchen was a pleasant surprise and welcome addition
Cleanliness:very clean comfortable and coolclean and private with a very comfortable bedclean modern responsive hostsvery clean micro unit and comfortable stay for two peoplethe space is clean welcoming and fun
Host:gracious host and hostessthe hosts were so kind and accommodatingperfect accommodations and wonderful hostshosts we're very responsiveedward and his wife were great hostsRead more reviews
Location:good location for sxswthe location was perfectsuper convenient location close to zilker parkgreat location and has everything you might needgreat places only a few miles away
5. Cloud Cottage: private guesthouse (from USD 124)
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.
Cloud Cottage: Private GuesthouseAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:thoughtful touches like a heater and a fan for the time of year and utensils in the cabineterin's cottage is comfortable and quietthe cottage is immaculate and has all that’s needed for a very comfortable staygreat little cottage that was very comfortable and well appointedbed was very comfy cottage easy to find and manage appreciated the car parking space
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortableeverything was clean and stylishsuper clean & cute spacevery clean and welcoming spaceit was sparkling clean and the bed was really comfy
Host:erin was a communicative host and we enjoyed our stayfabulous place and great hosts everything i could want and more thankful for the hospitality and the lovely accommodationsthe host erin is an exceptional communicator and very thoughtfulerin was very responsive and check in went smoothlyerin and robert were very friendly and communicative while still giving us our spaceRead more reviews
Location:super cute and in a great locationthis is a perfect location for me and my frequent trips to austinthe location is just minutes away from great restaurants and cool activitiesthe neighborhood is quiet and close to everything we loved the location so much would stay here againamazing such a great location and space
6. Bedroom with private bathroom (from USD 32)
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.
Bedroom with private bathroom 12 mins to downtownAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:fantastic a/c and good beda/c was always on and nate was a super nice guythe sound machine provided was also agreat touch and the mattress was so comfortablespace was as described comfortable and cleannate was extremely hospitable and made my quick stay in austin very comfortable
Cleanliness:great clean place to stayroom was very cleanalways a great stay clean & comfortableeverything was very clean i'd recommend saying there anytimevery nice place clean and comfortable
Host:he showed kindness and was a friendly hostfriendly host and thoughtful touchesnate's hospitality and friendliness was above and beyond most airbnb hoststhe host is super friendly and helpfulnate is a great hostRead more reviews
Location:good location toonate’s place has a great location that is close to downtownthe location was good well accessiblethis place is the ideal location if you want to be near local brewerieseasy to find and central to the city
7. Private studio in Hyde Park (from USD 87)
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!
Private studio in North Loop/Hyde ParkAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the studio is a perfect size – super cozy and i was able to work while staying herea nice quaint room that was just the right size for all my needs
Cleanliness:very clean and accommodatingit was very clean and well suppliedthe bathroom was very cleanvery clean great communication perfect location darling placeeverything was spotless and i had all that i needed to feel comfortable
Host:owner was awesome and gave us any help we neededexcellent stay and great hostboth of the hosts -slava and martin are very hospitable and niceslava was a wonderful host the space she provided for myself and my so was super comfortableslava was kind enough to allow me to keep my luggage and was flexible with be during my stayRead more reviews
Location:great location near a few restaurants within walking distance and a few miles away from downtowna cute studio apt in a great locationthe location is great as it is pretty central yet still quietgreat location and very comfortable accommodationi’m so happy to choose this cute place
8. Small, private studio apartment (from USD 125)
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.
Stay in the Birdhouse! East/DowntowAustin, Texas, United States
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Amenities & Room:cozy and comfortable room with basic amenitiesmini fridge dual burner with dishes iron shampoo wifi pretty much everythingif you absolutely have to stay connected elizabeth is gracious enough to provide wifithe bathroom is very tiny so i didn't even bother closing the door when i was using itelizabeth’s place was better than we thought small but cozy
Cleanliness:it is very clean with its own personal touchessuper clean and easy and very relaxingvery clean and private space in a great area of east austinexcellent location great clean space we had a great time and highly recommend elizabeth’s place to anyone
Host:despite minimal interaction host seemed genuinely niceelizabeth was very responsive when contacted alsoelizabeth was kind and easy to communicate withgreat area and easy check in with good instruction from the hostthe location is great communication with the hosts was great and they accommodated my late afternoon flightRead more reviews
Location:very cute place super convenient locationperfectly located comfortable close in proximity to downtowncute little room that's super close to downtownthe location is fantastic and is right near great restaurantsgreat location to sleep over after time downtown in austin
9. 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.
Cozy Value Space w/ Pool - 2 Bath - Minutes to DTAustin, Texas, United States
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Amenities & Room:we ended up sharing beds which wasn't that bad in the endthe other issue was the ceiling fanthe space is comfortable and nicely designedthe apartment was just as described and in great shapei myself get really hot at night so i turned on the ceiling fan
Cleanliness:clean and very quietapartment was clean and neatsuper clean apartment with nice beds and kitchenjason’s place is clean and well furnishedgood value place very clean
Host:owner was responsive with messagesjason is a responsive hostalso the host is very responsivejason was extremely responsive and helpful throughout our staygreat place and very responsive hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is amazingcomfortable private place near downtowngreat location and a decent pricegood price and convenient locationclose to downtown but not too far away would definitely recommend this place
10. 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.
Tiny Zen Cabin : Sanitized to CDC standardsAustin, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:ac by the bed was nice and easy access to back gate and parkingcomfortable little cottage for one personthe shower had intense water pressure which isn’t my preference but some may like thattracy's place was quiet comfortable and well-located for anyone visiting austin for work or leisurethe bed was very comfortable the space was bright and open
Cleanliness:great stay very clean and comfy bed feels safethe bathroom was clean and brightit’s super clean and cozythe place is very clean and quietthe cottage was clean and cozy
Host:amazing host made the process easythe host was accommodating to all of my requests and was easy to communicate witha great host that makes your stay easytracy is a great hosttracy was a great host and communicated throughout my stayRead more reviews
Location:wonderful location within walking distance to the universityand the location is greateasy check in and convenient locationgreat location (centrally located in a beautiful neighborhood) and overall good staygreat place close to campus and downtown
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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