Airbnb – 6 Awesome Places to Stay Around the World

I hear it all the time – world travel is too expensive and extravagant for most people. But that’s not true, it really isn’t. Once you find your flight – and there are so many hacks for cheap flights – the next big expense is your accommodations.

Airbnb is your key not only for finding an affordable place to stay, but it will also give you an authentic live-like-a-local experience.

When you choose a place equipped with a full kitchen, shop at the local markets, and cook your own meals, you will save a ton of money.

The Airbnb Experiment

To prove my point, I decided to conduct a little experiment. I chose 6 random but very desirable places to travel, and went on the Airbnb website to find something amazing yet affordable.

For each location, I chose an 8-night stay. I would personally love to stay at any one of these places. Read on and you’ll see why.

1st Stop: Ubud Bali – 8 night stay $252.00 CAD

airbnb Bali

This beautiful, newly-built, luxury villa is nestled between two rice patties. It’s located within a 20-minute drive to the Monkey Forest and a traditional market, and a 5-minute drive to a large restaurant.

Airbnb Bali

Included:

  • king size bed
  • open air shower
  • kitchen with stone bar
  • rooftop balcony
  • tv
  • air conditioning
  • wifi
  • fridge and stove
  • towels and linens

2nd Stop: Akureyri Iceland – 8 Night Stay $1,206.00 CAD

Airbnb Iceland

This building houses 3 studio apartments with a phenomenal view. In the winter, that view includes the aurora borealis. It’s a 10-minute drive to shops, restaurants, galleries and music concerts. Your host can arrange optional horseback tours or kayak hires.

Airbnb Iceland

Included:

  • tv
  • wifi
  • kitchenette
  • towels & linens
  • extra bed on request

3rd Stop: Oia Santorini Greece – 8 Night Stay $795.00 CAD

Airbnb Santorini

This one bedroom, 19th century cave house has a double bed and a pull-out sofa. The terrace overlooks the village of Finikia, the vineyards, and the Aegean Sea. It’s 18 km away from the Santorini Airport, and 2 km from the Beach of Baxedese. The host can arrange wine tasting tours, yachting, or a helicopter tour.

Airbnb Santorini

Includes:

  • tv
  • wifi
  • breakfast
  • air conditioning
  • kitchen
  • shampoo
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • towels and linens

4th Stop: Marrakech Morocco – 8 Night Stay $694.00

Airbnb Marrakech

This 2 bedroom space is located 2 steps from the famous Jemma el Fna Square. It’s a typical riad, and includes a terrace, fountain, and an olive tree. You can easily walk to all the attractions of the medina, or grab a taxi or coach right outside your door.

Airbnb Marrakech

Includes:

  • fireplace
  • air conditioning
  • tv
  • wifi
  • washer
  • towels and linens

* note – this is the only Airbnb location I have ever researched that says smoking is permitted indoors.

5th Stop: Bernisdale, Isle of Skye – 8 Night Stay $775.00

Airbnb Skye UK

This 2 bedroom traditional cottage has stunning views towards the Cuillins (rocky mountains), the sea, and lots of sheep. It’s located just a short drive from Portree.

Airbnb Skye

Includes:

  • tv
  • wifi
  • washer/dryer
  • wheelchair accessible
  • log fireplace
  • towels and linens

6th Stop: Rotterdam Netherlands – 8 Night Stay $1,066.00 CAD

Airbnb Rotterdam

Built in 1907, this 2 bedroom apartment is traditional with very steep steps. It’s located in the city and around the corner from public transit, museums, parks, restaurants and shops. The apartment includes a fully equipped kitchen and coffee and tea, but if you want a home cooked meal, just ask the hosts and they will oblige.

Airbnb Rotterdam

  • tv
  • wifi
  • terrace with a view of the city
  • washing machine
  • iron
  • hair dryer
  • shampoo
  • towels and linens

Smitten yet?

Remember, these picks were random.  I chose a destination I’d like to visit, went on the Airbnb website, and found the above examples within 10 minutes. When you can save money, live like a local, and be treated like a long-lost cousin coming to visit, why would you even consider a hotel?

Other Ways to Save at Airbnb:

  • Travel with friends and find a 2 or 3 bedroom house – split the cost and share the kitchen and bathroom
  • Most Airbnb hosts offer a discount when you stay longer. For example, you could save 20% if you stay for a week, and 50% if you stay for a month.
  • Save up to $40.00 on your first Airbnb experience by clicking here.
  • Some hosts will offer a free pickup to and from the airport – it doesn’t hurt to ask.

This post was written based on my personal experience and/or knowledge of the brand. Other than one referral link at the end of my post, I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the brands, topics and/or products that are mentioned herein.   

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