Known as the “Music Capital of the World” and embraced for its eccentricity with the slogan “Keep Austin Weird,” Austin holds a special place in our hearts as the favorite city in Texas. Major events like South by Southwest and Austin City Limits have elevated its status as one of the top destinations in the USA. Whether you’re here for a bachelor party, a music festival, or simply to indulge in mouthwatering Texas barbecue while reveling in live music, Austin offers a vibrant atmosphere that thrives every day of the week. The city is brimming with vintage stores, art galleries, trendy record shops, and delightful food trucks. You’ll also discover acclaimed gastropubs, craft breweries, and exceptional dining establishments. As the popularity of Austin soars, the selection of cool Airbnbs and unique vacation rentals has expanded exponentially, leaving you spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding where to stay in this captivating capital city. To simplify your decision-making process, we have curated a selection of the 7 best Airbnbs in Austin, ensuring you find the perfect accommodation to make the most of your Texas getaway.
Once you pass through the gate, you’ll discover a hidden paradise surrounded by lush tropical flora and a private patio, complete with a heated saltwater pool. While this rental may lack a full kitchen, it does feature a small kitchenette equipped with a breakfast table, mini-fridge, and espresso machine. Located in the vibrant Travis Heights neighborhood, this Airbnb is just a short stroll from the trendy shops and restaurants on South Congress. For outdoor enthusiasts, nearby Stacey Park offers well-maintained hiking and biking trails.
Located on the top floor of a 2-story house, this delightful 2-bedroom apartment features a private entrance and keyless lock for your convenience. Situated right next door to downtown Austin, it’s just a short stroll away from Rainey Street and Lady Bird Lake, making it an ideal retreat for 2 to 4 people. The entire space is thoughtfully designed, clean, and comfortable, with extra touches that will make your stay truly memorable. Expect to find a book filled with local recommendations, complimentary snacks and drinks, an assortment of coffee options, and plush bedding, making this one of the most sought-after Airbnbs in Austin. Despite being located in a quiet residential neighborhood, this Austin Airbnb is just a few short blocks away from some of the city’s best music venues, bars, and restaurants.
Situated in the charming Clarksville neighborhood, this inviting condo enjoys abundant sunshine and boasts a prime location for easy walking or scooter access to Downtown Austin’s top attractions. Whether you’re staying briefly or for an extended period, the condo is fully equipped to meet your needs. Recently renovated with French doors leading to a south-facing patio featuring a spacious teak table (perfect for remote work), this Airbnb in Austin truly provides a homely atmosphere. Boasting a stellar 4.93-star rating and 524 reviews, it’s as close to perfection as it gets!
Nestled in a charming cottage, this unique retreat offers an ideal sanctuary to unwind and escape the busy city life. Equipped with all the essentials, the house ensures a comfortable and cozy stay. While wifi is available for work purposes, the absence of a TV encourages a true disconnection from distractions. The Beehive is an easy bike, scooter or Lyft ride to downtown and UT. And there are great tacos, sandwiches, BBQ, and coffee within walking distance. The train and bus lines are all handy too!
This charming vintage Airstream Argosy boasts a stylish modern interior, complete with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom featuring a walk-in shower (plus a one-of-a-kind outdoor shower!), air-conditioning, convenient onsite parking, and even an entertaining outdoor stage for occasional live music, this is far from your average camping experience. Guests absolutely adore the quirkiness and uniqueness of this stay, setting it apart from other Austin Airbnbs. Reviews consistently overflow with positive comments about the hosts, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Rated as the top Airbnb in Austin by Architectural Digest, this stay is truly exceptional. A beautifully renovated 1950s bungalow has been transformed into a breathtaking architectural masterpiece with expansive glass walls. Inside, the space features a captivating open design that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor elements. The fenced backyard is equally impressive, boasting a remarkable 12-foot-long dining table, a cozy fire pit, and a one-of-a-kind “chromotherapy” bath. Guests consistently rave about the home’s impeccable design, cleanliness, and the host’s attentive hospitality.
Located in the scenic Lago Vista area of Hill Country, this exclusive glamping resort offers some of the finest Airbnbs in Austin. With a total of eight luxurious “pods” available, the four Deluxe pods (pods #1-4) stand out as they each come equipped with their own private hot tub, hammock, and grill. These Deluxe pods contain en-suite bathrooms, dining areas, kitchenettes, and the comfort of heat and air-conditioning, ensuring a far-from-rustic camping experience. The floating king-size bed adds an extra touch of luxury, making this stay truly remarkable.