AirBnb – my best kept travel secret
This time next week, I will have landed at Berlin’s Schönefeld airport, hand luggage in, erm, hand, and will be stomping my way to the S-Bahn, to take me to the city centre apartment I have booked in the hip district of Prenzlauer Berg.
It’s not my first time staying in a Berlin apartment. I’m about to tell you my best kept travel secret. The last time I visited the city, in April, I stayed in a gorgeous 5 room apartment, in the district of Friedrichshain, for the same price as an average hotel room. Before I spill the beans, let me take you on a room tour!
Stag adorned bedroom chic:
Street art by Jimmy Reactor on the walls of the hall:
The huge living room:
And the kitchen, which even had its own balcony.
How did I find this absolute beauty of a German apartment I hear you ask? The website Airbnb. Airbnb describes itself as a community marketplace for unique spaces. Before this trip, I’d never heard of Airbnb. I’d always booked hotels through the website Expedia until my lovely boyfriend suggested we had a look on Airbnb. Within an hour, we had found this gorgeous apartment for a bargainous price.
The website requires that you contact the host first requesting to stay at the chosen apartment. In this case, the host replied within a day accepting our request. Taking previous reviews into consideration, we handed over £280 and booked to stay at Finow Apartment.
Arriving in Berlin on the day, it took us less than an hour to arrive in the city and find the hotel. Our host, Kay, was punctual and incredibly helpful. We left a positive review on our return to the UK and will most definitely return one day on our Berlin travels.
As you can see, we were pretty smitten with the place! So next week, I’m about to try another apartment booked through Airbnb. If it‘s half as good as this apartment was, I will be thrilled!
Have you ever used Airbnb? What did you think of the apartment? Has this post tempted you to try Airbnb?