Airbnb VS Hotels

Little pro’s and con’s list (more pro’s to be honest) of why I personally prefer Airbnb over hotels.

I know, I know…hotels have better guarantees and you don’t need to clean your room before checking out (First Hotel Pro), but let’s be honest – hotels do not have souls and they are pretty impersonal and this is First Hotel Con. I like seeing true colors of people and places all the time, and also when I’m on vacation. I love doing not-touristy things when I travel and my vacation motto is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”.

My very first Airbnb experience was in Paris. I was looking for an apartment that would have this French and especially Parisian character. After hours spent on the website looking for the combo of perfect location, boho artistic chic interior, nice view, and affordable price, lucky me — I found it.

So, let’s continue with a little mixture of Airbnb and Hotels pro’s and con’s.

Paris Seine

My First Trip to Europe, Pt. 1: Paris

For my 25th birthday we decided to go to Europe for two weeks. Our first stop on this journey was Paris. I was super exited and in our first morning there, I didn’t even feel jetlagged despite the long plane ride and significant time difference. While we were waiting for our Airbnb check in, we went to get something to eat at the closest bistro to us. Despite the fact that the first thing I saw in Paris was how two people were washing the same two massage tables in front of this bistro, Paris was my love from the first sight. I caught this typical See-Paris-and-Die kind of flu.