Airbnb is a website where people can rent their rooms, apartments or even houses out to travelers. If you’re looking for a cost saving place to stay during your travels, Airbnb can be a great place to find deals on housing for far less than what you’d pay at a hotel.
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What Is Airbnb?
Airbnb stands for air mattress bed and breakfast. This was the intent of the site when it was founded: a less expensive alternative to hotels, such as an air mattress plunked down in someone’s home with breakfast included. From these humble beginnings, Airbnb has skyrocketed into a trend and the humble air mattress has been expanded to include apartments, homes, and even lodges and castles. There are many good things about using this type of travel accommodation – and, of course, there are a few downsides.