Monday, July 18, 2011

If you haven't checked it out, do it. We've just returned from two long holidays and we've booked through 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: 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 should also do that as well.

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