Exploring a new city? Or maybe visiting family/friends and you’d rather not spend it sleeping on the saggy futon? Sure, there’s the hotel option. But there’s also the Air bnb option.
My few experiences with them have been great. My friends and I stayed at several during a road trip from Vancouver to California. Most were just a room within the house (so the homeowners were there). We stayed with one couple who had a bunch of bunnies. Random, but awesome.
Last summer, my family rented an Air bnb in Holland which was perfect. Most recently, my friend and I stayed in an open-air room in the mountains in the Dominican.
This was the view:
No too shabby….!
I was actually thinking of becoming an Air bnb host around Canada Day this year, but have since opted to not. (if anything, I might have cousins/friends who want to stay with me around that time.)
If you’re looking into Air bnbs (could be a more wallet-friendly option with March Break around the corner!), here are some helpful tips, from National Post.
1 – check the map so that you’re in an area (or have easy access to) where you want to be
2 – decide what kind of space you want (private house vs private room)
3 – look closely at the photos
4 – check the number of bedrooms
With these tips, you should be good to go to enjoying your first (or next) Air bnb experience!