5 on June 30, 2014
This place is awesome. The bnb is in an great neighborhood and close to so much. Just walking into the bnb, I felt at home. I stayed here with a couple friend of mine and we loved our rooms. My room was next to the stairs, small but just the right fit for me. The house is very clean and cozy as well. This was my first time at a bnb and the only regret I hsve is that I didn't stay longer! Thank you Matt for such an awesome experience although I didn't get to meet you!:) the next time I am able to stay I definitely would like to utilize the beautiful kitchen.
2.6 on March 23, 2014
This was a cool house in a cooler part of town, the common areas were very nice. The kitchen was very large and well situated, but the big refrigerator was broken and looked to have been so for a while. There was a mini fridge, but that was really too small to be very useful. The reason we came to this B&B was for the garden tub, and of course for the B&B experience. Our room was wonderful, it was the king bed room. There were a few disappointments though: it did not have blinds over the bed so the sun woke us before we were ready, the garden tub jets didn't work and we weren't informed of that, the water pressure in the shower was very poor and the fixtures in both the shower and tub were not in good shape, and the water temperature was switched in the tub so the heat actually came from the right side. One issue we discovered in the morning was that there was no breakfast provided. I saw somewhere that they charge $15 for breakfast which apparently consists of access to what ever is in the kitchen. There was a coffee maker and tea kettle, so we made hot drinks. There was sugar and a small bottle of milk, so that was good. The food available seemed pretty old and consisted of some random dry goods. My boyfriend paid for this, so I'm not sure if the "breakfast" charge was added to the cost of the room or if is a separate charge you can select. However, when ones expectation is a B&B and no breakfast is provided, it's disappointing. We were happy to walk around SoCo and went to some great restaurants, even walked to the grocery store and bought sparkling wine to drink in the tub. I had a wonderful birthday and am only mildly disapointed about my expectations not being met with this B&B. I'd recommend this place as long as one understands what they're getting.
3.0 on February 22, 2014
I'm glad to see that here the name is SoCo Private Rooms. On their webste they call themselves a BnB, but there is no second "B". ..not even coffee. Imagine our surprise... On the up side, they are located right behind one of the best Austin breakfast places, the Magnolia Cafe! The room was clean and spacious, with a fun balcony. Bubbly tub didn't work, and I would suggest soap for the shower. It's a hassle to move squirty hand soap back and forth.
4.4 on June 11, 2013
I'm so happy we stayed here for our weekend trip to Austin instead of a hotel. The location is unbeatable, and very laid back. Matt was very friendly and helpful when suggesting things to do or restaurants in the area. We had the studio apartment and it was great because we had our privacy and separate door in which you could access S. congress. It was simple and clean-everything you need! I would definitely stay here again next time I come to Austin!
3.8 on May 26, 2013
This place is a really nice Austin experience. Located to lots of cool stuff. The neighborhood is quaint and it's a better feel than staying in a faceless chain hotel. Loved the porch swing, friendly house animals and the room decor. The only downfall of the room we stayed in was that it was right next to the main entrance and the walls are thin. If I stay again, I'll try to get a more secluded room. Overall, I loved it!
1.8 on May 26, 2013
We stayed in what I think is advertised as the "studio" with its own private bathroom. The room was very tiny, which was okay, but it was very hot. The thermostat was right outside our room so we turned it down so we could be a little more comfortable, but the "Innkeeper" kept turning it back up. I woke up to a baby crying, which was not mentioned to us when we checked in. This place is fine if you are solely looking to rent a room within walking distance of the SoCo district, but if you are wanting the warm welcome, breakfast, etc of a bed and breakfast, look elsewhere!! My husband and I joked around that we felt like the "unwelcome cousin" that pops in for a couple of nights and you let them stay in your house because you feel obligated to. At one point we were headed out for dinner and the host was in the main living area talking to someone.... Didn't even acknowledge us as we walked through. From the other reviews, I thought he would be a little more personable. Overall it was okay, but just fell a bit short of our expectations.
4.6 on May 23, 2013
Matt was a awesome host! took my wife (fiance at the time) and I in on short notice and even had a bottle of Champaign waiting for us in our room (we had just literally got married) - he even upgraded our stay at no extra cost - Beautiful place within walking distance of the south congress shopping and eating - Matt was really easy going and very friendly guy who makes you feel at home - Matt if you're reading this THANK YOU for everything!
4.6 on April 01, 2013
Everything was pretty much walking distance. We had a great stay, place was nice and clean. Matt was super nice, and was around if we needed him but kept to himself for the most part. We were very happy all in all and will stay here again, for sure!
4.6 on December 23, 2012
I had a wonderful time staying at Matt's house. The room was clean and bright, and I had a private bathroom. It was election night in the USA and I had the opportunity to sit in the living room with Matt and watch the returns. Super nice guy, and interesting to hear his story. World traveler and new father! I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
4.4 on December 19, 2012
Matt is a terrific host who runs a tight operation. His hand-crafted historic home in Austin's SoCo neighborhood is charming and a fun place to stay with many other great guests coming and going. I enjoyed my stay with Matt and getting to know him and his friends.