If you're traveling to a big city for a weekend, it can be overwhelming to look for an Airbnb among the sea of options. Every time I stay at an Airbnb, I factor in a few things in making my decision on where to lay my head over the weekend. After a long, hot summer day of tourist attractions and walking you're going to want to be comfortable and close to all of the action. Whether you're traveling to Savannah or San Francisco, use these tips to help guide you in making your decision:
Name your price - Airbnb has a nice price range feature that will narrow down many of the choices that are overwhelming you. If your budget is $100 a night, indicate that!
Location, location, location - Where will you be spending most of your time that weekend? Choose a place that fits your location. Also, consider that a higher price per night might mean saving money on Uber or transit all around town that weekend.
What's the schedule lookin' like? - Find a place with a decent check-out window that fits when you're coming in and out of town. Some places have strict check-in and check-out times that might not fit with when you need the place. If you think you'll be hungover Sunday morning, I don't recommend picking a place with an 11AM check-out time! LOL!
Space - Make sure there's enough space for everyone to sleep comfortably so you can enjoy your weekend well-rested. I've been in a situation where we piled up 10 people in a 2 bedroom condo, that was not fun. Nobody wants to brunch with someone who woke up on the wrong side of the bed, or the air mattress.
Finding a perfect Airbnb for the weekend is crucial to a successful trip. Airbnb is not only a cheap alternative to hotels, it's also usually a lot more flexible to fit your needs. Try it on your next trip and tell me how it goes!
We took these tips into consideration when booking a place for our weekend in Montreal and couldn't be happier with our choice. Location, above all, was the most important factor for us after a long day at a music festival. We loved our place!