Airbnb was a lifesaver to us last year. Last year was the first time that my friends and I had to look for a place to stay in Manila without any help from other friends. A friend of ours, who had a place in Manila, had already migrated to Australia which left us in search of a place to crash (Just an expression. We are nice people!). We did not prepare well for that trip and we were in a budget. It was crunch time. Internet search led me to an Airbnb listing in Quezon City. It was my first time to use this service so I had my apprehensions. I have read of good reviews from people who have tried it so I was easily convinced give it a try.
We had a wonderful host named Katz. We have not really met her but she was prompt with the replies that it felt like she was really there for us. She sent her assistant, Rose, to meet us when we arrived at her condo. We arrived early from Tuguegarao and I have requested to check-in early. She was not able to accommodate the request because another person was booked at the time. We just wanted to freshen up before we head out so she offered that we use the shower rooms at the pool area. We were also able to leave our things at the reception at the condo.
Her unit was clean and had everything we need to have a comfortable stay. It was better than booking in a hotel. It is seldom that you have your own kitchen in a hotel. Look how chic her place is! ( And it is so affordable!) So, we took lots of photos.
Bathroom is clean.
We had rainshower!
This is a loft so a photoshoot in the stairs is a must. hahaha!
There are two bedrooms upstairs. Two of us stayed in this room. I did not have a photo of the other room.
The entire unit is air-conditioned.
We really enjoyed our stay here.
We have a trip coming up and my friends already told me to look for a place to stay. I would have wanted to book Katz place again. However, there will be around 10 of us in this trip. Katz place can only accommodate 4 people.
I am eyeing on Gella’s place. Gella just recently listed her place so I have to ask her for some details of the accommodations because she showed an empty loft. I have already contacted her and she replied quickly. I pick her place because it can accommodate a lot of people. The location is near the malls. My friends usually rely on me whenever we travel to Manila. However, I will be visiting other friends in our next trip so getting a place near malls would be easier for them to navigate the area without me. This is number one on my wishlist. I have yet to show the photos to my friends.
With Airbnb, I cannot just stop at one listing. I have added another place to my wishlist. Antonio’s place looks nice, too. However, it only accommodates 8 people but I am putting this on my wishlist in case someone would not be joining us on the trip. He has good reviews from guests who have stayed in his place. Plus, there is access to a pool!
One thing I loved about Airbnb is that it allows me to live in a place like a local- like a home away from home.
You get a discount when your book a value of $75 or more in any listing, this is my referral link to get that discount: book now! You can also list your place through the link. If you have extra rooms in your place, you can be host through Airbnb and earn from it. That is a good business idea.
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The places look great! Seems like this is a good option to find accommodation.
I have never tried to travel with airbnb but after reading that i would really consider doing it. Thanks for providing this info.
I sure am happy to read about your AirBnB experience. I’m set for a trip to Osaka & Kyoto this October, but I haven’t booked my hotel because I want to try AirBnB. I am not surprised that you spend a lot of time looking for ‘places to crash’ whenever you’re looking at apartments to stay. I’ve been like that the past weeks.
Jealous!!! Dreaming of a Japan trip. I am still saving up for it.
What a lovely home, so comfy and spacious. And Airbnb done a good job here, they satisfy their client with the place they suggest and it looks that you’ve enjoyed it all.
Whoa.. The place looks better than some hotels I stayed in before…..should try out airb&b soon…thanks for the post… 🙂
ive always wanted to try airbnb but theres always that worry about scammers. ive seen some beautiful stays whilst i was browsing
I’ve seen a lot of posts about AirBnB recently, and saw how many bloggers are enjoying themselves. Perhaps I should try it soon!
What a nice place to stay! I haven’t tried AirBnB before but I think I’d be trying it.
I haven’t tried AirBNB because of the mixed reviews but I hope I could try it for experience. 🙂
So, this is how AirBNB works. My cousin and I are discussing about this the other day and we both have no idea how it works. I like the idea of staying in place that has homey appeal. My family and I rented a house in Tagaytay Holy Week a couple of years ago and it was fun. t’s so nice of you to find accommodations for your friends.
I joined this contest too! Best of luck to us, we could both use the credits for the listings we liked. I do prefer Antonio’s place though.
So you have a nice experience with AirBnB. The place looks nice and good thing you have the luxury to live the way you wanted it. Just like the local.
I haven’t tried looking for accommodation with Airbnb but it does sound like a good option if one is looking for reasonably priced accommodation.
A this is AirBNB pala. I thought it’s something else. But I agree, this is much better than booking at hotel. You will have a homey place away from home pa.
It’s nice that it connects so many people at different price points. It gives you a lot of lodging opportunities.
If one finds a safe and beautiful space then go for it. They have had some issues in NY of late but it’s a great business concept.
Thanks for the post, actually I like all the.photos with that I save it because my father loves the design of the stairs 🙂 He is planning something kasi..:)
This website has just been launched here and it has become really popular lately. Thanks for sharing your review 🙂
Wow! The place looks really great! 🙂
I’ve heard about AirBnB thru blogs before but I think they’re new here in the country right?
I wonder if I should furnish my condo in Fairview and get it listed there. Just a thought. 🙂
I was about to join this contest to until I forget everything about it *cries* nice place and photos! I should try Airbnb next time!
Haven’t tried travelling with Airbnb but I would try soon. Too bad I missed this contest!
Looks like a great place to stay and the accommodation is really good. I love the rain-shower and air conditioned room. Love the whole condo unit, Kat. It so relaxing and feel at home for sure.
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Excited to use Airbnb too, a travel blogger friend even gave me a coupon for this.
I haven’t tried airbnb since I don’t usually travel with a large group. Loyal sa booking.com and tripadvisor for comments. hahaha
Will definitely try this site it looks that they offer great place and affordable
cool! i haven’t tried this website pero mukhang promising sya ha.