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Baby Boards: Room Share for SXSW 2012

Although we’ve switched off the full forum that was The Baby! Boards for SXSW 2012, there was always one area that had the most traffic – the Room Share forum – so in the spirit of helping everyone out, we’re keeping a little corner of The Baby! so you can offer up beds, couches and crash space, or put in a request for your visit to Austin.

We can’t take any responsibility for any connections or offers made here, so be safe, use your head, and don’t forget to apply a little bit of common sense.

Saying that, best of luck, and hopefully The Baby! team will see you in March!

PS. Once you have sorted out a room, or someone has taken the offer, can you reply to the comments so everyone else knows it’s no longer an option?

(Comments closed, SXSW 2012 is over, after all, so stop spamming).

26 Responses to “Baby Boards: Room Share for SXSW 2012”

  1. Ewan Spence says:

    And to start off, we had this via email:

    “I can split my accommodations costs and share my room. Have two queen beds. Contact me via SXsocial, Amitava” http://sxsocial.sxsw.com/users/40545

  2. Jon says:

    I’m not in the “business” but come to SXSW Music each year form as a fan. It’s made affordable because I have a brother in the industry and I crash in his hotel. He can’t make it this year so I’m looking for a cheap alternative. Email me at jk8@mindspring.com.

  3. Tina says:

    Quintessential South Austin
    home for rent for SXSW. We are 2 blocks from the Alamo Drafthouse venue (and
    the SXSW shuttle to downtown), Zilker
    Park, and the Barton Springs Road
    and South Lamar entertainment districts. We are super close to downtown and South
    Congress as well. Everywhere and everything that you want to do in Austin!


    The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master has a queen
    size bed, with a double and 2 twin beds in the other rooms. There is also a formal
    dining room, large music/art studio, nice private backyard, and room to park 3-4
    cars off street.


    Available any time between March 9th-March 18th.
    Asking $750 a night, but may consider other offers based on the number of
    people. Full house rental only – no rooms. No pets please.


     Email Tina at tina78704@gmail.com for more information
    or pictures.

  4. Arelia Jones says:

    I have a room on the hotel shuttle route with an extra queen bed. Looking for one or more female roommates to split costs with. Tweet me @arelia:twitter 

  5. Chris Garyet says:

    I am a SuperHost on Airbnb and still have some availability for SXSW Interactive!  We’re 3 blocks from the light rail stop and have a guest bedroom with queen bed and private bathroom.  Check out our link below!


  6. Mbellis55 says:

    Looking for housing for two females during SXSW music

    • Sandy says:

      I am a female home owner and I have a 3 bdrm, 2 bath home 4 miles from downtown Austin and walking distance to the Austin railway – Highland stop. I’ll be out of town the week of SXSW and looking to make some extra cash.  From one music lover to another I’d like to talk about renting my home if you guys are interested.  Please let me know.

      • Triplemoon says:

        Hi Sandy, I’m interested in your place. I’m one person and need sth from march 12-20, maybe a few days earlier as well. How can I contact you? my email is triplemoon (at) web.de

      • Kateymasri says:

        Sandy do you still have an open bed? Single female for 14-18 Thanks. Katey

  7. Anonymous says:

    i have a small house for rent for private events – 509 Brushy St., just off downtown. Has bar, and backyard. Information package available upon request.

  8. Linda Thompson says:

    We are a cool couple in our mid- 50′s both quasi musicians and into the Austin music scene year round. We’ve got a BIG 2 bedroom apt. with a porch view of downtown. We are considering offering to share our place with the right people. Not looking to max out on price. Preferably a couple or single person – no hard drugs- easy going- If you’d like to share pics, we’re on FB. We like to be involved in SXSW as much as possible. My husband is a teacher and it’s his spring break.  Email Dickthmpsn@gmail.com if interested.

  9. Liz says:

    Hello..I have a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo on the market in the 78701 (downtown area…). My son (senior in film outside LA) is coming in for SXSW so I am making it available to him …I have an avail. private room with private bath in a lovely condo for passionate Film Pass sxswester…mature, clean, no smokers….not looking to gouge $ wise…I normally do rentals of 1 month or more and have an airbnb listing with full pics and stellar rental reviews if you are interested…thanks!
    email me at alpeon58@gmail.com

  10. Matt says:

    Hey Guys, 

    Come and hangout with us (uberlife) at the Lustre Pearl on Saturday the 10th for SxSW drinks. Join the hangout here: http://uberlife.com/hangouts/sxsw-saturday-end-of-session-drinks.

    See you in Austin.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This will be my 13th year at SXSW Interactive, and I have a room at the downtown Hampton Inn that I’m looking to share. I can be contacted through any of the methods listed on http://nikol.ai .

  12. Quest St. Jacobs, Jr. says:




  13. Sophia says:

    Looking for a place to stay from March 12-20, maybe starting a few days earlier. I’m going to sxsw music.. if you have or know of anything please let me know.. thanks sophia 

    • Dpalmer104 says:

      Hi, i would be willing to share/split the cost of a house room etc.  I am 45 professional male traveling to sxsw for 3-4 nights, from Michigan.  I am on FB and you can email me at dpalmer104@sbcglobal.net  thanks, Darrel 

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’m unable to use my registration and hotel. Registration is for sale. Hotel details are below. If I transfer the registration, the hotel can go along with it. Or I can sell just the registration without the hotel.

    Omni Downtown
    Checkin: Thursday, March 8, 2012
    Checkout: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    Nights: 5
    Number of Rooms: 1. 
    Room type: Club Level
    Bedding: King Bed
    Smoking: Non-Smoking
    Occupancy: 1 person. 
    SXSW Rate: Thu8Mar – Tue13Mar: $281* x 5 nites = $1405

    Email aaron@601am.com for more info.

  15. Deanne Miranda says:

    it happens will be next time but now we are all confused but let see in future.



  16. Mirwinhart says:

    I am looking to exchange a place to stay in Key West Florida for somewhere to stay during SXSW next year. You can see the vacation rental here- 
    Villa Déjà vu Key West

    This would be a straight up trade for the week of SXSW next year. I own the property in KW and would like something comparable. If the link above does not work try this -
    The home is under the Villas category and is called Villa Deja vu Key West