While planning you are travel trip the real struggle is finding an apartment that fits our needs, feels right, and is budget friendly!
Finding the right place at the right price is no easy task, but it doesn’t have to be too discouraging and exhausting.
After you figure out what you can afford,searching for a new apartment can be fun. If you are board of staying in Hostels or Hotels then you can consider renting an apartment.
It most popular apartment rental website on the internet now is Airbnb.
What is Airbnb?
Airbnb, is an online vacation rental website that allows people to book apartments or offer apartments around the world.
Rentals allow people to stay in furnished apartments while traveling.
They are great if you plan to spend a week or more in one place. Airbnb has properties available in pretty much all major cities around the world.
Today I am going to share some tips on how to pick the perfect apartment, and how to not get cheated.
How do apartment rentals work in case of Airbnb?
Airbnb users include hosts and travelers.
It allows travelers to rent out an individual room, couch, or entire apartment.
The owner creates a account on Airbnb. He lists his place online(which can be single rooms, a suite of rooms, apartments, moored yachts, houseboats, entire houses or even a castle – on the Airbnb website.).
Add some photos, writes a description. It’s free to create a listing, and hosts decide how much to charge per night, per week or per month.
Its a ultimate way for hosts to make extra money with their extra/ unused space.
The booking process is like booking any other type of accommodation.
Travelers search online, find a good place to stay on Airbnb, create an account, and request a booking.
When the owner accepts the booking request, he sends a confirmation.
Is AIrBnb suitable for everybody?
If you want to travel the world but dont want to stay in hostel and can’t afford hotels, this is the perfect compromise.
A rental will be a lot quieter and more relaxing, flexible than a hostel. In apartments you will be able to cook your food allowing you to get a feel for the everyday rhythm of life.
These apartments are a nice bridge between a hostel and hotel, though they can get a bit expensive if you are a solo traveler.
Renting an apartment becomes much cheaper when you are travelling in a group.
How To pick up the right host on Airbnb?
1. Check the complete profile: Host’s profile will give you an idea about his personality.
2. Check the location of apartment. How far it is from the main city? Try to find about the neighboring area.
3. See if the Host calendar is updated.
4. Do their pictures show their social life? What impression you can make?
5. Do they have any review? What people are telling about them?
Airbnb can benefit both hosts and travelers.
Hosts get to meet people from around the world while making extra money, and travelers can often stay for less than the cost of a hotel room
Is renting apartments on AirBnb is safe?
Airbnb site runs on trust. All these companies try to verify both host and traveler from their side.
However one can find news of sex parties, robberies, or creepy hosts on the internet.
If you get a good host after doing a lot of profiles study, then dont worry. It will be a good experience.
But if you are still worry and have security concerns then try this option when you are in group.
If you’re interested to try Airbnb on your next trip, you can get a free $25 credit for your first booking by signing up through my referral link.
I hope this article was helpful. But if you still have any doubts then comment below and let me know.
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Are their any more cheap accommodation options?
Hmm..need to think about it. Let me see, till then guys take a great care of yourself. Bye Bye.