"Why people love Airbnb! "
Updated: Aug 30, 2018
Hotels seem to be a thing of the past in today's generation. So, what is the new trend that tourist cannot get enough of? Well, the answer to that question is Airbnb, as if the name isn't already cool enough I will explain the top 5 reasons why people love Airbnb. If by the end of this blog I have convinced anyone who may have been a skeptic of Airbnb to give it a try, then I have accomplished my job with the purpose of this article.
Live Like a Local.
Although having room service can be nice and convenient most hotels do not have the luxury of giving you that home feeling to where when you travel to your favorite destination spots you feel welcomed and like you are at home. Traveling its self rather you are flying, driving or whatever means you may use can be exhausting and when you get to your destination. All you may want to do is relax and rest to gear up for your itinerary for the next day, so why not do it like a local instead of a tourist. Airbnb's are immersed in neighborhoods, condos, and townhomes. There is a feeling you get when you stay in an Airbnb that makes you feel like you belong in that city or town. Since it is someone's home, there is a certain amount of pride you feel while staying there. Hotels have a way of feeling very business-like, cookie-cutter, and the same ‘ole same ‘ole. Airbnb's leave you feeling like you're living like a local.
Many hotels are strict about their check-in or check-out policy and have minimal ability to accommodate those wishes. So far, every Airbnb we've stayed in has been able to work with our schedules.
Speaking from booking an entire place on Airbnb, the amenities that are included can be priceless. Having a full kitchen at your disposal is awesome! It's a great way to save money if you'd like to have a meal or two in. Especially breakfast.
4. One-on-one interaction with the owner
When staying in an Airbnb, you have one-on-one communication with the owner from the time you book, until the time you leave. You're not just another customer or number. You're a person or family who will be spending time in their home. One of the best things about this relationship is that they truly want you to be happy. The owners are typically very helpful with recommendations, directions, and any information they feel may benefit you on your trip.
5. More space for less money
There are different options when choosing an Airbnb, but we always pick to have the entire place to ourselves. You can choose to just have a private room, but we like our privacy! Most of the time, when booking an entire place, you are buying yourself more room.
I hope that after reading this Article that if you were interested in Airbnb but had some droughts, or if you just didn't feel like Airbnb was for you that this would perhaps give you a change of mind. Below are reviews of clients who have shared their experiences with Airbnb.
I'm giving them 5 stars
I'm giving them 5 stars because their customer service was awesome to me and my family... We went to Florida in July, stayed in one of the homes, that's was actually nice, but had a ton of issues... After bringing our concerns to Airbnb, they not only handled the situation, they also actually reimbursed my money for our first-day issues... With no back and forth and just a few emails and boom... It was taken care of.
All good, use them already more than 10 times
Due to some plans changing I had to make a reservation last minute. I was having difficulty getting a full refund from a host who needed to cancel last minute on my last minute reservation. I requested a call from their support number which gave me a call back in no more than 15 minutes. I talked to this guy named Michael, I believe he said he was a manager there my reception was really bad, but he was super patient and was able to get me a full refund as well as a coupon for the next time I use Airbnb. The replacement host I found was extremely accommodating and even though I had that difficulty it's been overall good experience already
Can only say how superb Airbnb was…
Can only say how superb Airbnb was when we had to cancel a trip at short notice for personal reasons.
Despite being after the cut off for the refund, due to the nature of the issue, Airbnb gave full refunds on both properties booked.
On top of this, both individuals I dealt with spoke to us with sincerity and compassion and kept us updated without the need for any chasers etc. Most other companies were rude. Uncaring or simply awful.
A personal touch from a large company. Thank you