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Has anybody here used Air BnB?
I'm trying to plan a small trip kind of quickly out to the coast and have never used Air Bnb before. I saw some pretty neat places, seaside too, but don't want to get invested if most people have had crappy experiences.
So have any of you successfully used Air BnB? Is it worth it vs just going and getting a hotel? I just liked the whole idea of being able to rent out a cottage for a couple nights. Rather than getting a hotel and having to listen to everybody breathe through paper thin walls haha.
Airbnb is super legit, until it's not, but most of the time it's awesome. Super cool places way cheaper than hotels most of the time.
I've used it quite a bit, only had one bad experience, but that was kind of a fluke. Had a bit of a weird experience in Japan, but we knew more or less what we were getting ourselves into.
For the most part just read the reviews, pick places that have a lot of reviews, and you'll be golden.
I've used it. It is what it is advertised to me. I personally prefer hotels but that's just my personal preference. I dislike being in a stranger's home.
I've always booked a whole place with Airbnb, never just a room, but my experiences have been quite positive. In some instances, the value was absolutely killer, astronomically better than a hotel. What you find will obviously depend on where and when.
Do look through and be wary of a lot of cancellations by the host in the reviews. In high demand areas and times, you can get quite screwed, or so I've heard (never had it happen).
Only once my experience wasn't great but I wasn't helping out planning anyways. Went to chicago for the frozen four, one of my buddies friends picked one I had high hopes that it'd be sick and in a sweet area... it was nowhere near anywhere, it was a downstairs apartment the hallway reeked sooooo bad like rotten chicken juice that had seeped into the floow that we had to hold our breath for a while goin in and out, and our actual room rental was decent and didn't smell but my clothes still picked up enough stench to smell like shit when i got home i had to do all my laundry.
i was pretty sour grapes about the experience but i didn't help plan so nobody to blame but myself. no idea what the guy was going for though it literally had no redeeming quality.
i like the idea though, we gotta be putting as much money as we can into small independent businesses and not huge corporate chains.
i was glad af though to get a hotel back in downtown chicago the next night
AirBnB overall is legit, you just need to read reviews and such when picking your house. I have used airbnb several times to rent an entire house/apt and that's the best IMO especially if you're travelling with 2+ people, you can get some great deals. I did a room in a house in a desperate situation and TBH it worked out fine, I only really slept there. In the end, I recommend it.
I've used it a ton and have had great experiences. I haven't used it in the US yet, but I imagine it's the same kind of experience. Never do business outside of the website unless you know the renter in person, fake posts are not just a rumor. In Europe, getting a small house for ourselves was often the same price or cheaper than hotels, so we used it at least once a month.
Use it a lot in the New England/ PA area and its always been awesome and legit
I've used Airbnb in Montreal before. Very positive experience. It was way cheaper than any comparable option. Price was actually on par with the cheapest hostels, but we had the run of a quiet apartment. The renter was friendly, easy going and co-operative.
It's legit. Just make sure to check the reviews. I've used it tons of time, always opting for the entire place instead of just a room because I need my own space. Overall it's been a great experience.
usually cheaper than a hotel and you can get ridiculously nice spots especially if you're splitting the cost with people. only one sketchy experience, the owner of the house (fasho a major drug dealer) came back a day early and cussed us out for the place being a disaster the morning after a long night
I've used it lots. Always a good experience, read the reviews. You get what you pay for.
I've used it in the states and abroad with good experiences. Pay attention to the cleaning fees and read the reviews.
Always check for bedbugs.
Used it in Iceland and Manhattan and both ended up being pretty great and way cheaper than going the hotel route. In Iceland, I think it worked out to about $30/night per person
I mean, I've AirBnB'd a bunch and on a scale of 1 to Raped it was a solid 2.
Airbnb rocks. Sure you can get sketchy places if you don't read up, and renting rooms rather than the whole house can be weird, but overall it is a great value. Read reviews and read the fine print. Some places charges security deposits and price for extra people. It's really convenient for places that don't have many hotels nearby, plus you have the ability to cook, do laundry, and more square footage.
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