AirBnB verses motel

Has anyone used Airbnb? We're going to Barcelona Spain Oct 2018, and I'm seriously leaning that direction verses a hotel or motel.

I checked allot of the listings and they surf beat the hotel rates.

Same way with LA CA, I already booked rooms for march 2018 pre cruise after cruise. I'm going to try to cancel them. I found a 3 bedroom house in SAN PADRO for $149 a night, where the motel cost me $130 per room and had to book 2 rooms. 

 

So just like to know if anyone has used then before?

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A coworker of mine travelled Europe and Asia for 6 weeks with her family of 5 last year and always stayed in AirBnB. They highly recommend these accommodations over hotels because of the cost, and convenience of being able to prepare some meals when they wanted to.

We have friends that used AirBnB in Arizona for our Renaissance visit last year.  They found it just perfect.

Thank you, those are some of my thoughts. Price is a lot less

Thank you, 

I always choose AirBnB or other lodging options over hotels whenever I can. We have been staying in "alternative rentals" since 1990 when they were much harder to research. I leave soon for an Eastern Mediterranean cruise, staying pre-cruise for three nights in a two-bedroom apartment in a prime Venice location for much less than the cost of a single cramped hotel room. We appreciate the extra space, a kitchen (even if small), and usually a clothes washer and dryer.

 

The main drawback for less independent travelers is the lack of hotel amentities: front desk for questions and assistance, luggage porters, on-site restaurants. On the other hand some hosts provide better service and more amenities than a hotel.

 

Other lodging services to research are VRBO, HomeAway, FlipKey, and accommodation agencies that are specific to the area in which you wish to stay.

 

One tip: Always be aware of which floor the room or apartment is located before you make the reservation. Friends have found themselves lugging multiple heavy luggage to fourth floor apartments. In the USA we call the ground-level floor the "First Floor". In Europe the "First Floor" is one (or more) flights above ground level. Or ask whether elevators are available if the room/apartment is on a higher floor.

I have never used an air b&b. I have some friends that have and they swear by them. 

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