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While it’s the capital of Texas and the seat of state government, Austin is best known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” since its home to more live music venues per capita than any other city in the nation. While music is typically one of the biggest draws for visitors, Austin is also a serious foodie destination, where barbecue, Tex-Mex, and tacos have been elevated to an art form.
Natural jewels like Zilker Park, Barton Springs, and Ladybird Lake provide many opportunities to explore the outdoors. And, of course, there’s the city’s bohemian streak — best summed up by its famous moniker, “Keep Austin Weird.” You’ll find the offbeat everywhere, whether it’s a drink at the legendary circus-themed Carousel Lounge or a stop at the famous Bat Bridge, where a million roosting bats take flight come dusk.
As a native Houstonian who lived in Austin for seven years, I’ve scoured for the best Austin Airbnbs to help visitors take advantage of the city’s diverse offerings.
We selected the best Airbnbs in Austin based on the following criteria:
We only included entire homes or standalone guesthouses with private entrances for easy social distancing and no awkward group encounters.
Every listing is highly rated with a 4.70 score or higher and excellent recent guest reviews. Several are coveted Plus listings.
We’ve chosen a range of rentals to suit different types of travelers, from couples to families to pet-owners.
We kept affordability in mind, with price points starting between $63 and $219 (though rates can soar during popular events and festivals).
Properties are well-appointed with appealing design touches and on-site amenities, and all are close to top attractions.
All listings participate in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program, a five-step cleaning process developed in partnership with health and hospitality experts.
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A contemporary downtown loft with balcony
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Typical starting price: $63
Neighborhood: Sixth Street
Sleeps: 7 guests/2 bedrooms
Step outside the door of this contemporary condo building and you’re right on Sixth Street, a blocks-long stretch packed with bars, nightclubs, and live music venues that’s arguably Austin’s most famous party zone.
This spacious, two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft can accommodate up to seven people and features an open-plan living room/kitchen that’s ideal for hanging out with friends. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of light, while high ceilings and exposed concrete beams give it a cool, industrial-style vibe. The look is complemented by sleek, modern furnishings, including a leather sofa, plexiglass coffee table, and cowhide rug in the living area, while a playful neon sign on the balcony makes for fun photo ops.
The large kitchen is equipped with all the latest appliances and the apartment comes with a huge Smart TV and high-speed Wi-Fi. Each bedroom has two beds — one …read more
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