Traveling in and of itself always sounds good. You have the opportunity to be in a brand new place, and most of the time, the place is somewhere you literally cannot usually be. It’s too far from the city, it’s too expensive, it’s too fancy. So it makes sense that you would want to live it up as much as possible. You’d want to hit the finest hotels or at least the fanciest hostels.
In this day and age, many people still make these choices, but an increasingly large number of people are also deciding to stay at Airbnbs. If you’ve never stayed in an Airbnb, you’re probably skeptical. What it’s really like to stay in one and only travel by way of them? Here are a few ideas.
- Not all Airbnbs are great.
This is the first point to make. Sadly, just like hotels and various types of hostels around the world, some Airbnbs will advertise one thing and deliver another. Some Airbnbs will also look terrible and deliver a terrible place to stay. It’s up to you to be discerning and choose your stay properly. The company only does so much to protect you.
- Reading reviews is essential.
If the Airbnb that you are considering simply looks too good to be true, it might be, or it might not be. Many Airbnbs are amazing. Reading reviews will be your best way of knowing whether you’ve landed a lucky spot or not.
- Foreign Airbnb owners may not speak English.
Many foreign owners and operators of Airbnbs certainly do speak English, but a large number of them don’t as well. Be prepared to have to discuss things via Google translate.