Great large one bedroom, with private bathroom and private entry. In leafy area, but very accessible to SXSW. Light rail line stop is 2 blocks away, and drops you off right outside the Convention Center (SXSW Central!)
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)
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.
I can get an additional airbed in there if needed
|Room type:||Private room|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
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.
The stay was amazing and the location is quite convenient. Srin is a very accommodating host! We will definitely be staying again the next time we visit Austin.
It was like having my very own little studio apartment. It was very private & quiet, & the big screen TV was a plus I enjoyed my stay very much.
Srin was a great host. The accomodations were relaxing and clean for much needed rest after driving to Austin (it's true, Texas is THE big state!). The location is very close to downtown and the sites, convenient to Capitol Metro transporation for getting around Austin. Thanks Srin!
Friendly host. House close to the metro rail station.
Srin couldn't have made it much easier for me to have my own space away from the 6th Street SxSW madness. More like a studio apartment than anything else, I had my own entrance and bathroom so I didn't have to disturb him when I came in and out, a comfy futon to sleep on, and also had access to the kitchen and lounge in the main house downstairs along with a good wifi connection.
The bus route (18) into town is good during the day - 15-20 minutes - or a $9 cab (if you can find one during SxSW!)
A generous host - recommended.
I was in Austin for my first SXSW this year and needed a last minute place to stay that wasn't a hotel on the freeway. This location was a much better option, with its own private entrance and bathroom. This locations is completely residential - about a 15-minute drive from downtown, and therefore undesirable if you don't have a car (which I didn't). Cabs downtown are plentiful to get home, but cabs will not come to pick you up at home. This might have been unique to the craziness of SXSW (I waited for a cab for two hours and finally gave up and missed my film screening). The upside is that the brand-new light rail station at MLK Blvd. is only two blocks away ($2) and takes you directly to the Convention Center downtown. Also, 3 different city buses stop there ($1). You can even catch one of these buses and transfer to the Airport shuttle at UT. Just remember that the train does NOT run on the weekends and when it does run, it's mostly during commuter hours and otherwise only on the hour. The neighborhood is "funky," i.e. in transition. It didn't bother me, but it might if you're expecting any kind of nightlife, bars, restaurants, etc. that you can walk to. There are none. There is a great coffee shop nearby called Bennu where I spent a lot of time and the local Shell gas station has a decent selection of cheap wine and beer :-)