The Best Airbnbs in Downtown Austin, Texas

Stay at an Airbnb in the heart of Austin to really get under the skin of the city
Stay at an Airbnb in the heart of Austin to really get under the skin of the city | © philipus / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of William Morris
28 October 2020

There are plenty of gorgeous and unique spaces for you to call home for the weekend in Downtown Austin. From high-rise condos to cozy homes, here are the best Airbnbs the neighborhood has to offer.

West Texas-inspired home in a historic neighborhood

Short-term Rental
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If you’re visiting the Lone Star State for the first time but don’t have any plans to travel a few hours west of Austin, the atmosphere of this West Texas-inspired home will give you an idea of the region’s beauty. Just a short walk from the heart of Downtown, this home lies in the historic Clarksville neighborhood, one of the city’s coziest.

Two-story, two-bedroom condo with a cozy pool deck

Short-term Rental
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Airbnb in downtown Austin
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In a gorgeous stucco building, this comfortable, two-story condo sleeps four and has plenty of room. It’s within walking distance of the city’s most popular parks and nightlife areas and comes complete with access to the building’s pool deck.

Bungalow studio with breakfast patio

Short-term Rental
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This urban bungalow, in the historic Bouldin Creek neighborhood, is a one-bed studio space with a screened porch overlooking a lush Zen-style garden. It’s a short walk from Downtown (just across the river), the world-famous Zilker Park and the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake. If you want to be close to the action but like to begin and end your day with a little peace and quiet, this Airbnb is the place for you.

Modern, high-rise luxury condo by the river

Short-term Rental, Apartment
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Airbnb in downtown Austin
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Renting a space in this building might be pricey for just one or two guests at a time, but if you have a group of four, the price for a night in this new high-rise condo is a steal for peak Austin luxury. Right next to Lady Bird Lake in the center of Downtown, this Airbnb features a modern interior with luxurious amenities, including a gym, pool deck and billiards table.

About this place:

Great Location, Stylish, Modern

Three-guest condo with views in the heart of Austin

Short-term Rental
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Airbnb in downtown Austin
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This luxury apartment offers extraordinary views of the city and overlooks Austin’s Lady Bird Lake and its famous hike-and-bike trail, which is just a short walk away. Take a bottle of wine to the common area outside and enjoy the spectacular city skyline. Alternatively, keep it low-key and spend some time on your private balcony or the quiet pool deck at the center of the apartment complex.

These recommendations were updated on October 28, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.