Monday, July 18, 2011

Airbnb.com

If you haven't checked it out, do it. We've just returned from two long holidays and we've booked through Airbnb.com and each time the booking was perfect. I don't normally write posts like this, but... I feel like sharing the good news.

We've stayed in a Swedish summer cabin, in the immaculate home of pensioners in the Costa Brava region and shared the perfect location in Barcelona with other travelers. 

So far we're 3 for 3 with no weird surprises along the way. The whole process is smooth and everything has turned out exactly as we've imagined it, if not a little better. The website really allows you to screen people. As a guest, I felt like I was not only getting a good deal, but the opportunity to stay in someone else's home really allowed me to travel like a local rather than a tourist. As a host, you even have a security deposit that airbnb holds for you with a credit card in case your guests aren't as great as we were :) 

I'm so impressed with the user experience that I don't even mind paying the small fee. As a start-up, it's really exciting to see how well Airbnb is doing. 







3 comments:

kimkaralekas.com said...

Ha! I love this website - I've been secretly stalking it forthe past few months! (: The places you stayed at look incredible! And P.S. keep the posts coming!! (:

kpr said...

On a related note, if you have not watched Joe Gebbia, one of the Airbnb founders give his little talk...you should also do that as well.

http://www.psfk.com/2011/05/psfk-conference-nyc-2011-joe-gebbia-video.html

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