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Anyone ever used AirBnb in UK?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JamesJoanne, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. stoofa


    Joined: Mar 4, 2003

    Posts: 11,742

    Location: Chatteris

    We've had three Air BnB stays in the UK. Found the place we liked, sent the owner an email introducing ourselves and complimenting their property.
    All agreed the same day.
    On the actual day we arrived after the allotted time, used the little key safe and let ourselves in.
    Never asked to prove we are who we say we are.

    Significant savings over a hotel in the same area, with the added bonus of it feeling like a home from home.
  2. Ahleckz


    Joined: Nov 7, 2009

    Posts: 17,480

    Location: Glasgow

    I’m in an Airbnb in Mexico City right now, got the keys from a restaurant round the corner and let ourselves in. It’s a three story building and we have the ground floor to our selves which has our bedroom, own kitchen and own bathroom as well as a small patio. I can hear the guy in his apartment upstairs but haven’t met him.
    The great thing is he has given us lots of tips of where to eat and drink through WjatsApp. It’s so easy, cheaper than a hotel and a lot more personal and fun.
  3. DB_SamX


    Joined: Feb 17, 2006

    Posts: 7,820

    Location: Winchester

    I've had dozens of Airbnb bookings and I've been:
    - Met in person to be given a key
    - Given a door access code by message
    - Given an outdoor safe code to get a key out/in of it

    All have worked.
  4. booyaka


    Joined: Jan 19, 2006

    Posts: 12,921

    Used it a few times.

    Mates 50th birthday part in Edinburgh - all the usual travellodges/premier inn were over £100 for the night. Found an Airbnb room for £32 about 5 minuntes walk from the venue of the party.

    Rocked up, keys in a box outside the flat, tidy, clean, double bed, went to the party, came back, slept for 8 hours, got up went home on the train - never even saw the owners of the flat.