Why Book an Airbnb?
Hey guys, I am sure you must have heard about Airbnb. But if you have not yet experienced an Airbnb stay and want to know more about it, you are in the right place. Today, I want to share our reasons why we think that families should book an Airbnb rather than a hotel for their stay.
Airbnb is a worldwide online platform where travelers connect with the property owners for booking a Bed & Breakfast. It was founded to allow people to rent out their free home space or the whole apartment to travelers at a cheaper rate than a hotel. One can simply list their property with Airbnb and become a host. And, start hosting travelers from around the world. It is becoming one of the most popular stay options among all kind of travelers.
5 Reasons Why You Should Book an Airbnb
So, here are our 5 reasons why we feel that families traveling with kids should book an Airbnb for their stay.
1- Airbnb is cheaper and better than a hotel
Yes, you read it right. Staying at an Airbnb is cheaper than staying at a hotel. It also depends on what type of accommodation you are looking for. Even if you book a luxury villa with a private pool, it will cost you less than booking a luxury suite at a 5-star hotel. Don’t believe me, check out yourself.
I really find it a great option if you are on a budget trip or you are on a long vacation. We booked a 2 bedroom villa in Krabi, Thailand for 4 nights and it was the cheapest yet best option we could find. And, it was beautiful. You can check my Instagram highlights for stories from Thailand. I have even shared a villa tour in stories, do check it out.
2- You, not just get a room but also a living room and outdoor sitting area and much more
So, the best thing about an Airbnb is that you get a home to stay. And, you have the liberty to choose what kind of a home you want to book. It can be a villa, cottage, apartment, bungalow or just a private room.
We booked Orange County Cottages at Mukteshwar which had 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, outdoor sitting area, and a small garden. And, that too at almost half the price of the hotel. We even got our personal cook who was also the caretaker of the property.
You can never get such spacious accommodation and that homely feel at a hotel or resort. So, when you are on a vacation with your children, you want them to be free, comfortable and happy.
3- You can cook your own meals if you stay at an Airbnb
As I mentioned above, many of the Airbnb homes have a kitchen for the guests. This is one of my personal favorite of the reasons why I would recommend Airbnb to families. So, when you are traveling with children especially babies and toddlers you worry a lot about their food.
You may also read – How to manage Food for Babies & Toddlers while Traveling?
I remember during our Goa trip, it was a huge task to arrange food for Nemit. I wished if I could get a small space in the resort’s kitchen to prepare no salt no sugar healthy meals for my baby. But at an Airbnb, you won’t face any such issue.
Would you believe if I tell you that we didn’t spend even a single penny on food during our 4 days at Family Lux Villas, Krabi?
4- You feel like staying at home away from home
We have never felt so comfortable during our stays on a vacation ever. During both our Airbnb stays we never felt that we are away from home. I really like the filter option on Airbnb where you can select what all facilities and amenities you want for your stay. And you get the options best matching with your requirements.
If the property is small, there will usually be only the hosts or a caretaker who will look after your stay. While at a bigger property, you can expect the hosts as well as some staff at the property.
5- The hosts of the property go out of their way to make your stay memorable
Now that most of the properties are small and are meant only for a few people, you get personal treatment from them. If you are lucky to meet the hosts, they can recommend some really great places to explore nearby. When we were in Mukteshwar, our host was not there. But he made sure to keep in touch with us over message and call. While in Krabi, our hosts were so humble and down to earth that we never felt like an outsider there.
You need to stay at an Airbnb to actually experience the beauty of a home far away from home!
And, now for all my readers, here’s an invitation link to sign up at Airbnb. Click below & avail the amazing offer!
By using this link you will get INR 2200 off your first booking. How cool is that? Just download their app, sign up using our link, get the credit, browse and book a homestay for your family vacation.
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