I am planning a trip to Scandinavia this summer and recently discovered the website, airbnb.com. It allows people to advertise their apartments for rent in many parts of the world. It seems like a good way to live like a localwhile traveling . Oftentimes, you have full access to the entire apartment which means having a full kitchen which would really help reduce the cost of meals. Has anyone used this website before?
We used homeexchange.com last year for a three-week exchange for a flat in London. This year we're using it for Paris. You might think that you'd need to live in a resort town to exchange homes, but both of these exchanges were with families who were visiting relatives in our area. No experience with airbnb.com, though.
We have two bookings with airbnb for May. In both cases the renters were helpful and prompt with emails. The prices are excellent for a flat in Copenhagen and a house in Aarhus. I'll know the real story when we arrive. I have a friend who rented a room in a home in London for several days and they were pleased.
We just finished using the website for the third time and have had a great experience each time. Each host has been great to work with and all the apartments have been exactly what we hoped for- we love staying in a home and getting a feel for what it would be like to live in the city we're staying in. That said, I would only go with rentals and hosts who have many positive reviews connected to the listing.
We stayed at two different Airbnb flats/houses in Denmark last spring. In both cases it was wonderful and in both cases the price was great. In Copenhagen the owner stayed with a friend in a nearby flat. In Aarhus the owners fed us tea and cookies, were charmed by our grandchildren and invited our son to a concert. Vicki
I used airbnb for a stay outside Boston last year - very happy with the location/price...but like anything, read the comments people leave about the place - I plan to use it again when we go away this year...and had a lady stay with me who introduced me to airbnb, and she liked it as well...