I live in a one bedroom apartment on South Congress, so the location is perfect for getting around during SXSW. Walking downtown is peaceful and very doable, biking downtown could not be easier and the bus line makes life simple when it comes to getting around during a busy festival. The immediate surrounding area includes various local restaurants, cafes, and shops. The private apartment includes a washer dryer, a gorgeous pool to catch some rays by and a great fitness center to get your sweat on after all that crazy SXSW-ing you're going to do! The apartment is a one bedroom but there is a couch in the living room that is super comfy as well as space for a blow up mattress if you're looking to accommodate another person or two. I have lived in 3 different downtown areas in Austin and believe that this one is the best for being able to get right into the midst of the crazy SXSW action while allowing you to retreat just outside the madness to a peaceful oasis as well.
Pool, Fitness Center, Lounge w/ Starbucks Coffee Machine
SOCO (South Congress) is a great area to walk, shop, and eat.
10 minute walk to SOCO Shopping, 20 minute walk or $5 Cab ride to downtown