Make new friends, do cool stuff & have a BLAST in the heart of Austin!
Digital Nomads, Artists, Solo Travelers, musicians, entrepreneurs, designers, freelancers... inspirational people doing inspirational things - we want YOU!
Come stay with other up to 7 solo travelers from around the world and let our recommendations and events provide an Austin Experience you will never forget!
If you are just looking for a cheap bed - don't stay here! We want Solo Travelers and Digital Nomads that want to meet and collaborate with interesting solo travelers from around the world. We have been at this for 3 years and have several techniques to make sure guests meet each other and make several friends to explore Austin with.
Join us for an experience you'll never forget!The Barton Springs SWAP Loft (Stay Work And Play) is located less than a 5 minute walk from dozens of Restaurants & Food Trucks, Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, The Hike Bike Trail, and The Palmer Event Center! Come enjoy the best part of Austin in the only home located on Barton Springs Road!When you stay at SWAP loft Austin, you'll get to stay in the best part of Austin, Barton (Hidden by Coliving.com) you can do a cheap scooter/uber/bike ride to anywhere in the downtown are...getting around Austin has never been easier!
Bounded by South Lamar and Zilker neighborhoods, Barton Springs and Capital of Texas Highway South, Barton Hills is home to the Barton Creek Greenbelt Nature Preserve, as well as the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Just north of the neighborhood are the Barton Springs Pool and the 351 acre Zilker Park.
Zilker & Barton Hills neighborhood are located inside South Lamar and Mopac Expressway between Barton Springs and Capital of Texas Highway South.
Entertainment: Barton Springs Pool, Austin Art Garage, Austin City Limits Festival, Barton Creek Squaw Mall, Mockingbird Domestics, Peter Pan Miniature Golf, SoLa, Strut, Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Zach Scott Theater, Zilker Botanical Garden, Zilker Park.
Restaurants: Uncle Billy's, Austin Java, Barton Springs Picnic - Food Trailer Park, Black Sheep Lodge, Chuy's, East Side Kings, Gourdough's Public House, Green Mesquite BBQ, Kerbey Lane Cafe, Maria's Taco Xpress, Matt's Famous El Rancho, P. Terry's, Shady Grove, Torchy's Tacos
DOWNTOWN - just a 20 minute walk or much shorter for a scooter ride etc.:
Likely Texas’ best known street, the seven block’s of 6th Street between Congress and IH 35 are certainly Austin’s entertainment center. With a little help from it’s many like-minded sister streets, 6th Street is the heart of Austin’s live entertainment scene and the capital of third coast music.
Sixth Street (formerly known as Pecan Street) is lined with many historical houses and commercial buildings dating from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The storied old buildings now house numerous bars, a host of live entertainment venues, tattoo parlors, art galleries, casual cafes, upscale restaurants, and the elegant Driskill Hotel. Live music of every genre abounds. From jazz, blues, and country to rock, hip-hop, beat, progressive, metal, punk and derivations of these, there’s something to whet everyone’s musical palette. Great food is a staple on Sixth Street, featuring such regional staples as chili, ribs, and Tex-Mex plus steak, seafood, cajun-cooking, and deli.
Sixth Street draws an eclectic bunch including endless streams of mostly single UT students, the YUP’s, the burb’s, some interesting street folk,and lot’s of out of town visitors. It’s not uncommon to spy some celebrity type taking in the sights on 6th. From film folk to politicians, to music men and women, Sixth Street rubs elbows well. Dress code, yeah right. You’ll see cowboys and punks, surfers and suits. On Halloween anything goes, and during Mardi Gras, everything goes!
Going West from the entertainment area, West Sixth Street offers another suprise with antique stores, art galleries, hair salons, restaurants, and lot’s of eclectic shops.
Sixth Street is Austin’s entertainment showpiece, and deservedly so. Great events like the Austin Mardi Gras celebration, SXSW, The Republic of Texas Bikers Rally, the Pecan Street Festival and Sixth’s Street infamous Halloween celebration all make for great times with great people.
You don't need a car in Austin - Getting around Austin has never been easier!
- Bird Scooters
- Bikeshare Bikes
- City Bus etc.