To ask how airbnbs work?
Breadfoam · 23/10/2018 19:15
What’s the difference between a normal
BnB and an Airbnb? Is there any?
MatildaTheCat · 23/10/2018 19:20
It’s arranged via the Airbnb website so you don’t make payments to the owners. Generally although not always you have the whole property.
The model relies on feedback both for the hosts and guests so good behaviour and high standards are maintained.
Only used it once so far but my dc use it all the time. I willl in future as much prefer a city apartment to a hotel.
JustOneCornettoooooo · 23/10/2018 19:24
We have literally just checked out of one and it's brilliant! Whole apartment, in a great area. Like renting a holiday cottage but for however long you like and in great locations!
Alwayscheerful · 23/10/2018 19:27
When searching tick to,select
Room in a house, sometimes the owner lives there, and sometimes it's just a room in a house with shared facilities.
Or whole house and choose a whole house, cottage, bungalow or apartment.
May or may not include breakfast, some hosts will offer to collect you from coach station or airport.
cardibach · 23/10/2018 19:27
I would say there are more rooms in houses than whole properties,but you do have the choice. I like it -cheap and flexible.
namechangedtoday15 · 23/10/2018 19:30
It's not a hotel usually, it's a room / flat / house. It might be someones home that they live in part of the time. They're usually self catering too. You don't usually check in formally either, you just meet the owner / agent who hands over the keys. Similarly if there's a problem whilst you're there, there's not always someone on site, you sometimes have to call the owner. We've used them 5 or 6 times now in Italy and France and they've been great. Just go for owners with lots of feedback.
XiCi · 23/10/2018 19:31
With a normal B&B the owners /staff are there to cook you breakfast, clean your room etc whereas with air bnb you are just renting an apartment / house or a room therein. I prefer being in a hotel while I'm away, do enough cooking and cleaning at home without doing it on holiday as well
To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.