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If you haven’t signed up to accomodation rental site Airbnb yet, bag yourself £25 off your first booking (when you spend £55+). Note that this is a referral link so we get something back too (many thanks if you use it!), but feel free to leave your own links in the comments.
Airbnb is essentially a platform that allows people to rent out sofas, spare rooms, or entire properties as holiday rentals from other members directly, rather than through an agency. Most people focus on short-term holiday/tourist lets, but the sheer scale of Airbnb these days means it covers pretty much anything you can think of.
If you’re looking for a place to stay in a location that’s a bit off the beaten track, Airbnb can make the process a lot simpler than it otherwise might be.
Airbnb is also great for finding an affordable place to stay during big conventions/sports events etc when hotels are busy and expensive (indeed that was the original concept behind the company).
We love hotels, but sometimes having a whole apartment/house/boat/villa is a much better option. Being able to go to just one site and flick through a large range of different options, particularly in markets where there aren’t many hotels, is fantastic.
Sign up and bear Airbnb mind next time you’re looking for somewhere to stay. It’s not perfect, and certainly isn’t always the best option, but it’s definitely another useful string to the bow of savvy travellers!