I have not forayed too often into the AirBnB world. In theory AirBnB would be good for my family, since with an AirBnB we’d have access to a kitchen helping to keep food costs down as well as laundry and other amenities that you normal get in a house that you don’t get in a hotel
But in practice, it just has never made sense. While there are opportunities for relatively cheap AirBnB stays for fewer people, every time I look for AirBnBs for our family of 8, it runs $150 or more per night. I can generally get much better return with our stash of hotel points. Perhaps if we were doing more long-term travel there would be a spot for AirBnB but I haven’t found it yet.
My first AirBnB stay in Greece
When my son and I went to Greece last month, I did find a pretty good deal on an AirBnB. For about USD$120, we got a 1 bedroom apartment right in the main area of Athens with a view from the Acropolis from our balcony!
Here’s what it looked like with our family mascot Mario (before he was stolen 🙁 )
I paid with my Barclay Arrival Plus card so I was able to use miles to offset the cash cost AND I also linked my Delta account and got triple miles for my AirBnB stay. Talk about a win-win (-win)
$40 off your first AirBnB stay
So if you can use the $40 off your next AirBnB stay, I hope it helps and if you use my link to sign up, I appreciate it!
What has your experience been with AirBnB? Leave a note in the comments
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