Are you wondering where to stay on your next trip to the Texas capital? Consider booking a room at one of Austin’s best and cheapest hotels, where you’ll get your money’s worth with extravagant accommodations, excellent amenities and many free breakfast options.These places may not be the best hotels in Austin, but they are all stellar choices for staying in a hotel without having to spend a lot of money. Whether you are looking for a room at one of the best downtown hotels, staying somewhere in South Austin, or simply wanting a really good hotel bar, these cheap hotels in Austin have their name.
Austin’s Top 7 Cheap Hotels
1.The Highlander Hotel ⭐⭐
Yes, those are pink (fake) sheep perched on the roof of the Highlandler Hotel, a unique lodging option located in Austin’s Boulevard district.This fun and quirky hotel encourages guests to take their pick of the vibrant colored pets, between using the gym and relaxing in one of the 84 rooms, each with a 40-inch LED TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. There’s access to Car2Go on site in case you need to head downtown, although if you stay in the area, it’s within walking distance of hot spots like the new AFS Cinema, Kick Butt Coffee and Brewtorium.
2.Habitat Suites ⭐⭐⭐
Habitat Suites is one of Austin’s greenest hotels, offering hypoallergenic suites surrounded by organic fruit and herb gardens (Bonus: the hotel uses solar energy!). Guests can choose from one of four types of suites that vary in size, but all are equipped with 100 percent natural hygiene products, plus live potted plants to encourage clean indoor air quality.A complimentary daily breakfast is offered, as well as complimentary beer, wine and evening snacks, along with fair trade coffee from Texas Coffee Traders and Organic Kukicha Twig Tea. Guests can also pick up passes to local yoga classes or schedule a massage therapy session in the suite.
3.Firehouse Hostel ⭐
Visiting Austin on a budget these days is a challenge, but one way to significantly lessen the damage of a weekend trip is to book one of the few rooms at the Firehouse Hostel. It’s not the Four Seasons, but Austin’s oldest firehouse has been transformed into a cozy respite for budget travelers just a few feet from the Dirty 6th Street skirmish.The standard and deluxe dormitory offerings are great for large groups, but for those who have outgrown the charms of bunk beds, they also offer a couple of more conventional suites with private baths.bonus points for a cocktail lounge that you enter through a secret, fake bookshelf.
4.Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin ⭐⭐⭐
Located just three miles from downtown Austin, and the 6th Street Bash, the Wyndham Garden Hotel is an affordable option to stay in the middle of it all without spending a fortune.The hotel offers a free shuttle service for transportation to and from the airport; on site, there are many amenities to help you relax, such as a fitness center, a large outdoor pool (perfect for swimming) and a hot tub. The hotel’s restaurant, ReVive! serves customizable, music-inspired burgers (plus children’s meals), while the lounge is a comfortable place to grab a beer while planning your day visiting Austin.
5.Native Hostels Austin
Native Hostel is an upgraded, modern version of the hostels you may know; the sleek digs are more of a playground than anything else; although the beds are comfortable, you’ll spend more time in Native’s cozy bar, restaurant and lounge, which switches between offering live music and a DJ.Native plans outings for events (think comedy nights, tube tours and sketch sessions) and offers a killer happy hour: 3-6 pm pass for $3 national high kids, $4 Live Oak HefeWeizens, $5 wine glasses and $6 Tito vodka mules.
6.Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin ⭐⭐⭐
Located just north of downtown Austin, Crowne Plaza offers clean, three star, business accommodations at an affordable price. There is also an outdoor pool, 24 hour fitness center and the Crossroads Grille restaurant is open all day.Each room has free wifi, a high-definition TV, mini fridge and aromatherapy kit. You can easily reach the Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin from I-35 and parking is free.
7.La Quinta by Wyndham Austin Airport ⭐ ⭐
With locations throughout Austin (downtown, south Austin, north Austin, near the airport), La Quinta Inns & Suites is a great place to stay no matter where you spend most of your visit.A fitness center and outdoor pool will help keep you moving, but hey, you’re on vacation: there’s free high-speed Wi-Fi and 30 HD channels to help you relax.