It is almost impossible not to have heard about airbnb but not so impossible to have not used it. I knew about it for years but I always chose for hostels or couchsurfing. As it was a lot cheaper because I was traveling solo and it was a good way to meet other travelers and locals.
My first Airbnb experience was on Tenerife and it was great. I was traveling solo again and I met a few backpackers in a hostel with whom I travelled together around the island for a few days. At one part of the island there were no hostel options. But, we really wanted to stay there to see the beautiful sunset while enjoying a nice glas of wine.
We ended up renting a really nice vila with a beautifull garden filled with fruits and vegetables we could use to make an amazing home cooked meal. Just to be able to have a kitchen all to yourself after many hostel nights is like a breath of fresh air. What I liked most about this accommodation was the incredible view from the mountains towards the ocean and how quiet it was. Because, I used this discount and shared the accommodation with 2 other backpackers I ended up paying just €17 for sleeping at a beautiful vila which normally costs €87 a night.
If you also heard about Airbnb but you haven’t tried it yet… Than this is your chance to get a really cheap first Airbnb experience.
Let me know know about your Airbnb experiences in the comments below, which one is your favorite? Where? And why would you recommend it?
If you want to read more about backpacking through Tenerife check out this link.