Alternative Housing

Demand for hotel rooms downtown is high and many downtown hotels have sold out for the first half of SXSWeek. While SXSW Housing & Travel is the best way to book, as our rates are secure and our team can give you the support you need for your stay during SXSW. If our hotel availability doesn’t suit your needs, see our recommended alternative housing options below.

Alternative Housing

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If our hotels are not available for your dates and the Housing Department hasn’t found a good solution at another hotel or through a wait-list request, consider a Short Term Rental (STR) option. We currently recommend:


Oasis pioneered the Home Meet Hotel concept in Buenos Aires in 2009, combining the comfort and privacy of home with the service and convenience of a hotel. Their on-the-ground concierge team meets you at your home away from home and grants you insider access in Austin via their “local perks” program, city recommendations, and a network of private members clubs.

Homes range in size from studio apartments to 5+ bedroom houses. And if you’re not sure exactly which home is right for you, their Reservation Agents know Austin like the back of their hands, so they can help you find the perfect place to stay. To book, peruse the Oasis web site and then send your request to is the world’s first and only accommodations search engine to combine traditional hotel sites with vacation rentals, and various other types of accommodations like couch surfing sites and even RV parks. Save time by searching all the rental accommodations in the Austin area via this single, fast, and well-designed search engine. is part of the HomeAway family, the world’s most comprehensive, trusted source for vacation rentals. They help business and leisure travelers alike find and reserve great accommodations to meet the needs of their stay.

The beautiful residences on their website — homes, condominiums, and more — feature homelike amenities, privacy, and usually more space than a typical hotel room. HomeAway’s goal is to help you find the right environment for an unforgettable SXSW.

Interested in offering your home as a short-term rental? List your property with HomeAway and get access to the world’s #1 vacation rental websites.

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SXSW Hotel Availability

Get the lowest rates in Austin for SXSW by booking with the SXSW Housing Department and conference rates. Once you’re registered you’ll be able to make your hotel request from your SXsocial account or SXSW Shopping Cart.

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