Wherever you go, go with all your heart – Confucius

N and I travel a few times every year and, when we do, we’re always on the look out for a great place to stay that isn’t… well… expensive.  Enter in Airbnb, a fantastic website where you can not only look for places to stay all over the world but also list your property for travelers to rent!

The website is super easy to use and anywhere you could possibly want to visit Airbnb will have a presence there.  Want to rent a private island?  Have a thing for retro trailers?  Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to play damsel in distress in your very own castle?  Airbnb have you covered on all fronts… even down to a bedroom in someone’s flat in Paris.

Full disclosure, our first Airbnb experience was less than fantastic.  Airbnb itself was fantastic, it’s just the guy whose apartment we rented was less so.  To be fair, had we read all of the reviews for the property, we most likely wouldn’t have booked it.  Despite that, we used Airbnb twice more over the next year–once for Madrid and for Seville.  Both places were absolutely what we were looking for–clean, modern, great locations and brilliant owners.

As if having gorgeous, amazing properties wasn’t enough, they also hosted the Waterstones Sleepover last October.  Truly one of the best nights of my life, for sure!

Recently, Airbnb posted a brilliant and creative video showcasing their personal service, making the world feel like a much smaller, accessible place for their guests.  I just love it.

How cute is that??

And for my fellow behind the scenes geeks:

Have you ever used Airbnb?  We’re always looking for new places to explore…

steph2If you’re interested in getting in touch, tweet me at @stephanie_khani or email me at emailthelondondiaries [at] gmail.com!

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