Great house, great room, great host, great location. Fantastic for SXSW or any other event/purpose that involves travel downtown - Jared and the other housemates are all very chill and awesome people.
Jared is a very nice host who will give you tips about the city, show you the neighbourhood, lend you a bike if you need it and hang out with you downtown if you want to -- without ever being intrusive. The house is conveniently located (near a bus stop hich leads you downtown and Guadalupe avenue where you'll find all the shops you need). True, you must like dogs and hippie style, but if you're going to Austin, you're probably a little bit of a hippie yourself anyway! All in all this is a really great place to stay!