Vacations and exploring new places are always fun. But why should your holiday accommodation be the same old, conventional hotels? If you are willing to try out some unusual stay options, here is a list to choose from that is bound to make your next trip to Austin a whole lot more fun. Be it a vacation rental, dorm-style rooms at a hostel, or eco-friendly homes—this list has them all. The toughest part for you will be picking one!
If you are looking for a fun accommodation at a reasonable rate, the Firehouse Hostel provides you exactly that. Located in the heart of downtown Austin, this hostel offers convenient access to the entertainment options and nightlife in Austin. Moreover, Firehouse has a local history too—it is situated in the upper floors of a historical building– the oldest standing firehouse in downtown Austin, which was built in 1885.
This hostel and lounge offers private rooms as well as dorm-style ones that have both single-sex and coed stay options. 24-hour check in access, clean bathrooms, common kitchen and other areas, and free breakfast—these are just some of the factors that make Firehouse an unusual and popular stay option when in Austin.
Make new friends in the common areas, relax in the lounge with your favorite cocktail, and enjoy the many events at this fun, quirky hostel that combines old world charm with modern facilities. And to add to the fun factor, the way to the lounge at Firehouse is through a hidden bookshelf in the lobby of the hostel.
This is the ideal option for those looking for a home-away-from home experience—the Hancock Guest Cottages are a collection of homes that range from small studio apartments to complete houses in size. These vacation rentals offer you the luxury of private yards and a tranquil location, all at an affordable price.
However, the serene charm of this accommodation does not mean that you will be in the middle of nowhere; in fact, these cottages are located close to the Airport Boulevard stretch in central Austin. The location gives you access to eateries, museums, Medical Center, and the University of Texas—all within the vicinity.
With distinctive architecture and striking decor, this place gives an instantly welcoming vibe, and is ideal for vacations with the family and friends. You get a range of room options to choose from, and it is sure to be a memorable stay irrespective of what you pick.
A set of eco-friendly houses with amenities that are as good, if not better than hotels—Verde Camp is truly an unusual stay option in Austin. Fully-furnished and with charming interiors, this camp provides you the ‘homely’ experience even while you are miles away from home.
Located in the South Congress area of central Austin, staying here places you within walking distance of downtown Austin so that you have easy access to shopping and entertainment facilities. The houses at Verde Camp were originally built in the early 1930s, but the husband and wife team behind this unique idea worked hard to retain the original structure while equipping the houses with all modern amenities.
The property has six houses clustered together on a lovely 1/2 acre plot of land, with each house having its unique appeal. They also have two houses in the Clarksville area, offering you a choice from eight fully-furnished houses for your vacation. During your stay here, you will wake up to the sound of chirping birds, and can go for a hike or bike ride in the dozens of trails nearby.
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