AirBnB – a Housing Option when Traveling

airbnb (Photo credit: Gustavo da Cunha Pimenta)

Have any of you heard of AirBnB?  I bet you know what VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner) is.  Well, this is something similar.  Whether it is renting an entire house for a vacation or a room in someone’s home for a few nights, you will find what you need on this site.   There are many reviewers that share their experiences.

They describe themselves as “a global community marketplace that connects travelers seeking authentic, high-quality accommodations with hosts who offer unique places to stay.  With Airbnb, guests can access truly amazing experiences – from stays in castles to holidays in treehouses, caves, or even private islands.”

You can find some unique and very different accommodations   There are properties in 192 countries.  This is a great alternative to a stay in a hotel particularly when you are with your family and want to give your  grandkids or your children room to spread out   Some properties will also have kitchen facilities which will make it convenient. If you don’t know where in the city to stay, let them help you with the neighborhood guide.

Head on over to AirBnB and see if it might meet your need when traveling.

3 thoughts on “AirBnB – a Housing Option when Traveling

  1. I’ve used AirBnB to stay at an eclectic house in the trendy historic arts district in midtown Memphis (where there aren’t any hotels) last year. The room was great, completely private, and the owners were helpful and happy to offer suggestions on places to eat and local happenings. Many hosts are also pet friendly and some offer breakfast as well.

    I’ve used the site here in Switzerland as well on a few occasions, usually opting for an entire flat or studio, when we’re travelling. In that case, the owners usually leave a key and an info page for any important info such as garbage drop off locations etc. They’re much less rigid than normal hotel check-in and check-out times which don’t fit our work travel hours. We recently stayed in Crans-Montana at a great apartment for the European PGA Masters event and were thrilled with finding such a great place at a reasonable price when all of the hotels were already booked full.

  2. We are about to have an eight night stay in Istanbul using airbnb. We will have a full flat to ourselves at far less per night than a hotel. I’ll let you know how it is!

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