In this episode, I’m joined by friends Cassie and Craig. They discuss their Airbnb experiences and try to convince me to take the plunge.
Some of their strong arguments in Airbnb’s favor:
- Usually much cheaper than a hotel if you have to pay with cash
- Renting large homes is great for traveling with a group
- Having a full kitchen can be a great money saver
- A personal touch with certain, knowledgeable owners
Here are a few of their tips:
- Look for places with plenty of reviews
- Know what features are non-negotiable and use filters to search appropriately
- Make sure communication is open and clear with your host
Here’s what some of you TFB friends say:
Denver: never met the owner, “handler” was nice but scheduled my departure in his calendar 2 days early so that made for an interesting few calls.
LV: A/C sucked, never met owner, lost power for a day (was stuck hanging after i lost my debit so my fault lol)
would use again tho
— Gino The Ginny (@trilldauterive) October 4, 2018
A quick look at my account shows I’ve stayed at 34 AirBnb properties in 14 states and 5 countries. I can maybe name one poor experience. It’s our preferred lodging option.
— The Bettor Life ♠️ (@TheBettorLife) October 4, 2018
Stayed in an AirB&B in Paris last weekend. It was great. The best tip I was given is never stay in a rental that has fewer than about 50 (good) reviews. You DO NOT want to be somebody’s first guest.
— TheBen Randall (@InTheWeedsWBR) October 4, 2018
One experience was great! The host couldn’t have been nicer! The other experience…well, let’s just say the sofas were, um, stained.
— FacesAndAcesLV Pod (@FacesAndAcesLV) October 4, 2018
I’ve stayed in over a dozen AirBnB’s in the US and internationally, and I’ve loved the ease of booking, communication with my hosts, and have always had comfortable accommodations. Go for it! It’s so much better than hotels!
— Samantha (@Samboni2) October 4, 2018
How about you? Have any tips or experiences with Airbnb to share?