Why We Love Airbnb As A Guest

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Airbnb provides a cost-effective and customer-focused accommodation alternative

Why we love Airbnb as a Guest
Why we love Airbnb as a Guest

We love being an Airbnb guest as it takes us to places and suburbs that we wouldn’t normally stay in.  If we don’t need to stay in the middle of town or the city, we love to explore the suburbs.

Privacy, Peace and Comfort in Wonderful Waikanae
Privacy, Peace and Comfort in Wonderful Waikanae

Airbnb allows you to choose what facilities you require, the type of place you want to stay in as well as how much you want to spend.  We find Airbnbs an excellent accommodation alternative to hotels/motels.

Kairanga Country Retreat Palmerston North

We love Airbnb as we get to meet some wonderful hosts

Hosts are always interested in hearing about you, where you came from and where you are going to.  As we have been hosts ourselves, we love to share our experiences of being both a host and guest.  Hosts often ask us our opinions, so we talk about the room we hosted too.

Quiet Comfortable Boutique Palmerston North
Quiet Comfortable Boutique Palmerston North

We always feel safe and secure staying at Airbnbs.  The great thing about New Zealand Airbnbs is that generally you can have an free off-street carpark too.

While Airbnbs are different, they still provide a good night’s sleep – at least the ones we’ve stayed at have.  You can see which ones are popular as they are usually booked out in advance.  On several occasions we’ve tried to book at ones we’ve used before but miss out because we’re too late.

Kapiti See Breeze Studio on Paraparaumu Beach
Kapiti See Breeze Studio on Paraparaumu Beach

We love Airbnb as it’s so easy to book

After you’ve entered your criteria, it comes up with a list of choices to review.  Once you’ve selected the one you want, it’s a simple process to book and receive instant confirmation.  We only book homes that have ‘instant book’ so we don’t have to wait for a response from the host.  This works better for us but may not be ideal for everyone.

Most will have reviews so be sure to check these. If you essentially need something, for example, wi-fi make sure you select this criteria. That way, you won’t be disappointed when you arrive.

Kairanga Country Retreat Palmerston North
Kairanga Country Retreat Palmerston North

Remember, you get what you pay for. If you are budget-conscious don’t expect to stay at a palace. When we stayed in Palmerston North we found fresh flowers waiting for us on the dining room table. Each Airbnb host will often put their own personal touch on the accommodation.

Ready to book – click on this link to receive an Airbnb travel credit (only valid for new guests).


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