SXSW Music Festival Housing Options – What We Can Offer You
SXSW 2018 is right around the corner. This year, from March 9th to March 18th, people from all over the country are going to converge on Austin and soak in the atmosphere of one of the most unique festivals around.
Austin is already known as a city that attracts creative and innovative people, which is why SXSW has fit right in to the city’s landscape and becoming an integral part
The festival takes place downtown, right in middle of the month, making the housing situation something of a challenge (in the same way that bashing your head against a wall is something of a challenge).
Residology can offer a different housing option for SXSW (one that is far less of a headache).
A Temporary Housing Solution for Your Festival Experience
Between the different festival times, the requirements for setup/takedown, all the networking opportunities, and the temporary job positions that open up throughout this crazy time, people need a flexible housing option.
There are crews that need to stick around for the entire convention, volunteers that have different jobs before and after the show.
Maybe you’re a special guest or on the staff. Maybe you’re doing an internship at the festival. Either way, you’re going to be “on call” throughout the entire week. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of your downtime in this city.
Whether you’re coming down here for fun, or bringing in temporary employees for the length of the festival, you can stay in a fully furnished apartment close to all the action.
The Right Room at the Right Time and the Right Price
SXSW sets itself apart from all the other big expos and conventions across the country by offering five different festivals, conferences that range from marketing and journalize to virtual reality and the music promotion, and many different opportunities for professional networking.
Of course, all of these events are held at different times, and finding a room in Austin that is a) affordable and b) open on the exact dates you need it can be pretty tough.
You can circumvent this problem entirely. We offer 30-day leases on apartments that are conveniently located around Austin, so you never have to worry about missing the best events and opportunities.
Now, you might be saying to yourself, how can a 30-day lease on an apartment possibly be less expensive than trying to find a hotel or Airbnb for just a few days to a week?
To answer that, we first have to consider what SXSW does to the local economy.
The SXSW Impact on Austin
Every year, SXSW brings in more than $325 million, and it is easily the biggest moneymaker for Austin’s hospitality industry.
And all the signs point to this number growing every year. And when this event has that kind of impact on the region, you can bet that if you don’t have a hotel right now, there probably isn’t going to be much available, at least not one that is generally considered affordable.
SXSW Festival Housing
Simply put, the prices on hotels and Airbnbs are going to skyrocket before during and after the festival as so many people arrive in town.
How much can you expect the rates to go up? According to one survey, many hotels are increasing their rates by over 200% during the festival’s run.
A quick look at some of the options on Airbnb will show you the same kind of thing. One hope that normally goes for $50 dollars a night throughout the year can and will charge more than $1,200 a night throughout the middle of March.
Even as the festival is winding down, you’re still going to be looking at rooms that are twice as much as normal.
So why limit yourself to the traditional option, when you can get so much more for so much less.
You can get one of our long-term apartment rentals and save a lot of money (and probably a lot of sanity, too).
We currently have one 30-day rental available right down town that is within walking distance of the festival. But we have 3 others available that are still pretty close to the event.
A 30-day lease may seem like a lot, but if you compare the prices, you can still come out ahead.
If you consider everything you get in these apartments, you can come out even further ahead.
SXSW isn’t far away, so contact us now and make sure you have the temporary housing you need.