Just as Austin has a place for each type of traveler, AirBnB Austin has accommodation for every budget.
Have you ever heard of Chickenshit Bingo or Fireball Whiskey Applepies? You read it right. Chickenshit Bingo is a past time at the Little Longhorn Saloon (aka Ginny’s), one of Austin’s most historic bars and live country music scenes, where people gather every Sunday afternoon to watch chickens pooing on Bingo squares.
And, after a few good bouts of Chickenshit Bingo, get yourself some Fireball Whiskey Applepies, a sweet cinnamon treat that is not meant for lightweights.
If chickenshit and strong liquor aren’t your things, then perhaps watching the bats fly from the South Congress Bridge during sunset or paddle boarding in the dark with LED lights on Austin’s Lady Bird Lake maybe the experience you are looking for. And, for the foodies, you have good foodie heaven in the form of East 6th Street, where a plethora of food trucks vie for the attention of your taste buds.
Check out our top Airbnb Austin recommendations in our list below.
The Best Value Apartments on Airbnb in Austin
These Austin apartments are the best deals you can think of.
Tiny House: Heart of the East Side
The quaint guesthouse owned by super hosts, Anna and Chad, gives you the ideal home base for touring the best parts of Austin. To make sure that you enjoy your Austin Airbnb experience, they have even included a guidebook of recommended places that you can visit. From the best microbreweries to Vegan restaurants, you will have nothing but the best experience if you follow this guide. For USD69 a night, you can get this bargain accommodation that fits 2 to 3 people.
Modern downtown loft on 6th St
Centrally located, this 2-bedroom condo is perfect for those who want to experience the highlights of Austin’s world famous 6th streets. With the best restaurants, food trucks, and clubs only a block away from you, you can begin your Austin experience right here for USD119 a night.
The Best Austin Airbnbs if your budget is on the high side
If you want to make the best of your trip, and not worry about anything else, here is where you should look.
Historic Manor in Downtown Austin
A bit of Downton Abbey in Austin Downtown. This elegant historic property in the heart of Austin boasts of two private rooms, two single rooms, a classic formal dining room, and a spacious kitchen. It’s the perfect location for a themed, dress up party. Outside, if you feel like letting your hair down and having something more casual is a spacious backyard with a covered dining table, a BBQ, and a fire pit. And, if you hate cooking, no sweat! You have a long line of food trailers, restaurants, and clubs just 15 minutes away from the manor.
Sunny & Stunning East Austin/Downtown
This Airbnb celebrity which has been featured in many magazines around the world is an architectural wonder that features 3 beautifully furnished bedrooms, a high-ceiling living area, and a classic-looking, fully equipped kitchen. Another plus – The location is perfect for those who want to go for a morning run around Lady Bird Lake or the go for a long night out at the clubs downtown. At USD640, however, this classy and stylish masterpiece is not cheap.
The Best Austin Airbnb Rooms for Rent if you are on a tight budget
Budget is always an issue, here are our top recommendation if you are counting yours.
Private Room in SOCO
For $28, you get a room in an ideal location that offers free breakfast, coffee, and cookies. The house comes with a music room and a museum that you have access to free of charge. You don’t even have to step out of that door to begin sightseeing.
Beautiful South Austin minutes from downtown
Stay in a room in a beautiful house just 15 minutes away from downtown. What comes with this stylish bedroom is a big living area with a cozy couch as well as a spacious outdoor space where you can relax right after your walk around town.
VRBO Austin: Don’t Miss out The Best VRBO Has to Offer in Austin
While Airbnb is very popular in Austin, VRBO has its unique offerings. Here are some of our top picks from Austin VRBO.
Charming and spacious Villa with a big wrap around Balcony
Stay in a beautifully furnished lakefront villa with a wrap-around balcony where you can listen to the chirping of birds as you look out to the mesmerizing, rich azure hue of Lake Travis, the crown jewel of Central Texas’s Highland Lakes. Within this villa is a comfortable bed, a well-stocked kitchen, and 46-inch Smart TV. As the villa is also close to outdoor pools, tennis courts, and even a dry sauna, you will spend each day wondering if you should stay in or go out. Priced at $135 a night, this listing has gathered a lot of exceptional reviews from its guests.
2b/2b downtown Austin oasis minutes away from everything
Perfect for a small group looking for some peace and quiet, this 2-bedroom apartment is tucked in a quiet town that is only 1.3 miles from Austin Centre, which you can reach by taking the public metro that is only 150 feet away. Furnished with queen sized beds and two stowaway full-sized air beds, this flat can fit 6 people for a bargain price of USD250 per night.
Average Airbnb rent in Austin
The average Airbnb rent in Austin is around USD175, however, you can find rooms for as low as USD28 if you are on a budget or even downtown lofts or USD119 if you are looking for a bit of privacy.
Places to Visit in Austin!
As Austin is famous for its food and club scene, the best place to stay at would be 6th Street where you are within walking distance to its best restaurants, food trucks, pubs, and clubs. Check out East Sixth Street’s Pangea Lounge where you will find the best of the best, from Way South Philly’s cheesesteaks to Artessano’s Columbian arepas and leave the area stuffed and ready for an afternoon siesta. However, if you are looking for a bit of nature, then this area is also close to Lady Bird Lake, where you have plenty of trails for trekking and SUP board activities from day to night. And, if you are looking for a bit of nature without the bustle of the city, then there are properties around Lake Travis for a scenic pause to city life.
Airbnb Austin has a long list of properties for all types of travelers, from city dwellers to nature lovers. And, for each type, you will have the best accommodation for your budget.