Austin, Texas is known for its bustling nightlife, tasty tacos, and yes, South by Southwest (SXSW for those looking to add another acronym in their life). We’ve come up with the best AvantStay Airbnbs close to South Congress and its parties – all with unique vacation rental experiences you can’t get anywhere else, guaranteeing a top-of-the-line getaway.

AvantStay is a gem in the short-term vacation rental world. We display our signature style via hundreds of homes with award-winning interior design, seamless group travel experiences, and a plentiful selection of in-app upgrades and experiences. While all AvantStay properties can be booked through Airbnb, they can also be booked directly through our website. 

Apart from its top-of-the-line technology and innovation, AvantStay homes are in primo SXSW locations – places you’ve been dying to check out, and places you’re ready to book your flight to – like ATX! Let’s dive in.

1. Paramount Place

Whether you’re the paparazzi yourself or they’re tailing behind you, this star-studded stay is sure to impress your entire posse. With five floors, a rooftop hot tub, a decked out game room, and a massive chef’s kitchen, Paramount Place is the place to be during SXSW. Oh, and did we mention there’s a private movie theater? Perfect for showing your film to your besties before everyone sees it at the Paramount Theater (which is right next door BTW). 

2. Henley

Lounge chairs, fun floats, guest house, oh my! Say hello to Henley – our newest Austin Airbnb with room for up to 16 of your closest: friends, coworkers, business partners, romantic interests… Or whoever you’re bringing with you to SX… That’s not our business, but it is ours to tell you that these modern interiors will excite even the snobbiest of Arch Digest stans.

3. Vice

Looking for the best Austin hotels to book for your trip to SXSW? Why not take it a step further and get your own condo with its own kitchen, separate living room and dining area, and in-unit laundry. Vice is a one bed, one bath stay is located just steps away from all your conferences. After a day full of learning (and/or partying), head to the building’s rooftop pool and vibe out in the cabana, or get a sweat on in the fitness center (with Peloton bikes). You won’t regret it.

4. Ramsey

“Bigger, bolder, bluer,” – Ramsey’s paint job. Come here if posting up by the pool to make your ex jealous on IG is your thing. Even if it isn’t, how can you say no to this Austin Airbnb stacked with a ping pong table, al fresco dining, sultry interiors, and an expansive front yard perfect for posting up post-conference? Ya just can’t. Meet you there.

5. Dawson

We heard everything’s bigger in Texas and decided to take it literally. Located just 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of ATX, you’ll find our quaint (JK) home, Dawson. Not only does she have views for days, she’s also got a pool, hot tub, two decks, a ping pong table, al fresco dining, and a BBQ for that one friend that just has to grill on vacation. Send this home to your SXSW group, because you’re so quirky and different that staying in Austin proper is just not an option.

6. Melody

Calling all musicians (and DJs) – make your way down to Melody. Feel feisty by the fire pit. Look good in the only post-modern house on the block. Perk up with a sesh on the Peloton. Be that guy that acts like he knows how to play the drum set (or maybe you really are with the band and drumming’s your thing). Just hurry up and get here because this house near SXSW is gonna go fast.

7. Barton

So you want to get away from it all. Escape to Barton, a Lake Travis Airbnb located just 30 minutes from all the SXSW conferences. Enjoy your private infinity pool, fire pit, and views your whole conference crew will talk about for ages. Consider Irish goodbyes your speciality? This home’s perfect for you. Who’s going to look all the way in Lake Travis for someone they drunkenly talked to at a SX party for 3 minutes? (Not us.)

The party doesn’t stop here, South by Southwest. While these Airbnbs in Austin are here to impress, we understand that your travel itinerary is, too. If you’re looking for more activities for the whole crew, check out our perfectly curated list of 31 Best Things to Do in Austin!

Published by Cameron Herget

As AvantStay's Brand Manager, Cameron crafts engaging content for emails, socials, and the Atlas blog, showcasing her versatility as a skilled writer and digital marketer. With her creative flair and strategic approach, she seamlessly blends captivating visuals and compelling narratives to bring AvantStay's brand to life in the digital realm.

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