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Great large one bedroom, with private bathroom and private entry. In leafy area, but 7 mins from all the nightlife on East 6th and 2 mins from all the daylife on Manor Rd! Light rail line stop is 2 blocks away, and drops you off right at downtown
Hello I have a _large_ room (about 250 sq ft) with a private bath and private entrance available on the top floor of my house, so you're free to come and go as you please. There's a big screen TV in the room.
The rail stop is a block away. The commuter rail line will take you directly downtown and also to within a short walk of the Greyhound bus station. There's also an express bus that connects the commuter rail stop to UT as well as the regular Capital Metro #18 that takes you to UT and downtown
Coffee shops and restaurants (Thunderbird, Bennu, El Chile's, Eastside Cafe, etc) are within walking distance, its 5 mins from downtown, 10 mins to the major grocery store (HEB)
The huge nightlife scene on East 6th is only 7 mins away
There's lots of parking on the street (which is where I also park). There is a fridge in the room. I can also get a microwave if you want. Access to laundry facilities is also possible. Please enquire.
There is a family downstairs with two little but well behaved kids. They keep regular hours and all that but it's obviously not going to be pin drop silence so please be aware of that too.
Restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance.
Other Things to Note
I can get an additional airbed in there if needed
- No smoking inside the house
- Sorry no parties or groups of more than 2 (3 if you're really quiet folks!). I go to SXSW for that and when I come back home I need the peace and quiet! That doesn't mean you're not free to hang out whenever you want. Its just really about not making the place party central
- Please be tidy
- Please do not flush wipes, kleenex, etc. or anything paper-like other than toilet paper down the toilet otherwise the waste pump outside seizes up
The main room was clean and spacious. The TV, however, is no longer in the room as pictured. This was not a big deal to me, as I don't watch TV.
This space worked fine for me, but it is very sparse...for example, no bath mat/rug in the bathroom and no windows to open for extra ventilation. There is a ceiling fan which is good and there is also a refrigerator.
There is not light for the door or pathway to the stairs, so at night it's a little dark to get to from the street.
Otherwise, this space is fine for the price and access to downtown Austin and the East side. It served its purpose for my trip.
Stayed at Srin's place in Austin for 4 nights in March while attending a conference. Very conveniently located next to the train station that takes you directly downtown. The room was exactly as described and very spacious. The rate was the main attraction as hotel rooms in Austin can be quite expensive. I would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet place in Austin and who doesn't mind a short commute to the city's main interest points.
Just 10 mins on the train from Downtown Austin and in a very quiet neighbourhood.
For SXSW this is very handy and only let down by the fact the train is every 30 mins and stops at 6pm most evenings and doesnt run on Sundays.
The room was clean, warm and with plenty of hot water. Its best to pack for the full day & night as it's not too convenient to just nip back. However the vast majority of people at SXSW do this.
Overall I'd recommend this to anyone wanting a quiet retreat from the insanity of SXSW, which is exactly how Srin sells it.
This is such a great idea - instead of paying $160 per night, we paid $162 total for our entire stay (6 days). Three of us were coming from different parts of the country to attend the Austin Pets Alive Conference. We had never met, but thought sharing a room would be a great way to save money. We had so much fun and our cost was only $10/night each.
Srin's place was perfect! It was cute, clean, quiet, and safe. We had our own private entrance, a little fridge, tv, and shower (with plenty of hot water & great water pressure too). A very comfortable air mattress was provided and there is a "real" bed in the room too. Srin's place is very close to downtown, so everything was convenient. The train station was a block away and buses ran nearby too. The price was perfect!
We will be back to Austin next year and will definitely stay at Srin's place again!
It is a great place given the cost. The room naturally heats up a bit during the day and gets stuffy, so we were leaving the door open at night as there's no window except the skylight.
My plans were very last minute, and I needed an affordable place to stay near to Austin city center....and I found it!
The bonus was I knew I would be returning late at night from working with people at the conference so, when I found out the room had it's own entrance and bathroom, I jumped at it. It's a very nice, big, comfortable room, (see photo).
Srin and his family were very hospitable, and easy going.... I flew in form overseas, arrived while everyone was out, it was so calm and secure in the neighbourhood, that left my bag upstairs at the door where Srin also left the key for me to get in.
It has a comfy bed, complete bathroom (with hot water :-), a fridge, TV if one wantts to watch (i didn't ) wifi I think...I just slept...and lots of space...where I easily did my morning yoga sessions. :-)
We met the next morning had a quick chat, he pointed me in the right direction to help me get my bearings and off I went again. Very relaxed.
So I really appreciate them agreeing for me to stay there, in their home.
So thank you. I highly recommend Srin and his family's place.
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