Airbnb is taking the rental game by storm with figures showing that the company is now worth $25 billion, and to put that into perspective, it is the second largest hotel brand worldwide, behind the Hilton.
Airbnb offers you the chance to rent your home, condo, boat, apartment, or any other property, and gives you the chance to do the same while on the other end of the spectrum.
There are many advantages to using Airbnb instead of a hotel, so stick around as we are going to tell you about them.
1. Airbnb provides you with more space
Most Airbnb properties will cost you less money and provide you with more space. For a family of 4, you will need to rent 2 hotel rooms to settle everyone in. But with Airbnb, you can easily find a cheaper place for your holidays and one that will be big enough for everyone.
2. Most Airbnb properties have a fully equipped kitchen
Since most Airbnb properties were homes to the owners themselves, they will be fully equipped with a kitchen. This gives you the option of saving a lot of money on food and gives you the option of preparing your favorite meals.
3. Most Airbnb properties have better amenities
Most Airbnb properties will have the sort of amenities that you cannot find while staying at a hotel or motel. Amenities such as bicycles or free parking will be usually provided by the people renting the properties, such as Airbnb Universe. This gives you the option of saving a ton of money as renting a bicycle from a hotel usually costs extra money. Airbnb properties usually have better entertainment such as premium TV channels, private pool, and various other games such as foosball, darts, etc.
4. Most Airbnb properties have a washer or dryer
Another benefit to renting an Airbnb rather than a hotel is that most of the properties will have a washer or dryer. This gives you the option of carrying less luggage knowing that you can wash and dry your clothes while on vacation.
5. Properties are located in neighborhoods
Most Airbnb properties will be located in a local neighborhood area, rather than an area surrounded with tourists. This gives you the option of having a good night sleep knowing there won’t be any noise, and restaurants and cafes charge less because they are not located in a tourist area.
6. Airbnb hosts are more helpful
This is the case with many Airbnb property owners. Namely, the information given by Airbnb owners will be more relevant to you, rather than one given from hotel staff. They will give you an honest recommendation for a good night out, restaurant, bar, rather than the one provided by hotel staff.Img source: moneyinc.com
7. Same quality, better price
Most Airbnb properties will offer you the same quality, and quantity, of rooms at hotels, but they will charge you far less. An Airbnb rental could have a shower, king size bed, free parking, premium TV, kitchen, and some owners will even cook you breakfast, all at a price usually half of what you will have to pay while staying at a hotel.
8. Quality Wi-Fi
Let’s face it, everyone wants guaranteed Wi-Fi while on their vacation; and they want the good kind, not the bad one. Most Airbnb properties will have this feature, unlike hotels which promise good internet connection, but in truth, it’s crappy at best.