To register on Airbnb and claim your £16/$25 Airbnb coupon, click here.
This Airbnb coupon is valid all through 2014, so enjoy! Summer is here, and you know how hard it can get sometimes to find an affordable accommodation for the holidays. Peak season, the school year is over, prices soar.
Airbnb offers you the option to book directly with homeowners, and stay at their place instead. Isn’t it weird? Well for some, sharing a house with complete strangers can be, that is why you also have the option to rent a full home or apartment.
It is really easy to look for the right place for your needs, you can search by budget, size, number of people in your party, or zoom in and out of the map to choose the perfect location for your holidays. The interface is easy to use and some users allow you to book instantly. Some will ask that you send an email to double check on availability before your booking is complete.
Airbnb charges a small fee, and keeps your money safe until the day you check in. If you are unhappy with the place, or if it looks nothing like what you thought you booked, you can get a refund, and your host will not get paid. It is also a great way to make a little extra money as a host, renting your place over the summer, which I cover in details here.
I love Airbnb, which I have used for a few years now, because you usually get a much better location for the price of a basic hotel, and having a kitchen allows you to save money on travel by cooking breakfast at home. It also allows you to get inside some gems of houses, tree houses, boats, and so on, that you could only dream about getting to know otherwise.
If you would like to read a complete review of Airbnb, and comparison with its free alternative Couchsurfing, please click here.
Please not that the Airbnb coupon is valid for your first reservation on Airbnb. I also get a referral fee, so this is a perfect way for you to show your support for this website at no extra cost!
Jon @ Money Smart Guides says
I’ve been tempted to use AirBNB but have never followed through. I’m not sure why but I always end up going to a regular hotel. Getting a deal though would probably help in having me overcome this.
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For short stays of 1-2 nights, the check-in process can be long if you don’t choose an experienced user. In this case if you have little time you should favor hotels. For more than two nights, it is really worth it, especially when you are allowed to cook.
Anne @ Money Propeller says
AirBnB is pretty darn sweet! We used it extensively when we were in the Caribbean. It was so awesome to have kitchens and separate bedrooms from our friends.
Jan J says
I’ve been a host and traveler with Airbnb since 3 years myself, and I agree it’s indeed a great concept. In addition I’m using some similar concepts to Airbnb. As a host, using multiple sites gives more exposure for my properties, and as a traveler I can browse a wider range of properties and sometimes even find the same property cheaper elsewhere.
Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life says
I might use this for fincon!