AirBnB as really become one of the most popular ways for travelers to find accommodation over the past few years- and for the most part it is actually cheaper then booking a hotel room. Even though I had heard such great experiences from friends and family I was still a bit skeptical about the whole AirBnB situation- I mean I’ve always gone to a hotel or resort that I know have to have a certain standard, right? Whereas I thought with AirBnB you never really know what it’s going to be like until you arrive. I was so happy to say thanks to our visit to LA the AirBnB which we stayed in for the first time proved my preconceptions I had about AirBnB to be entirely wrong!

With AirBnB you have a ton of options to search including options for apartments or houses or private rooms with a house or apartment – options for your specific travel needs. We booked an entire apartment in the Arts District of LA- it was a newly redone building that had been converted from an old gallery building to loft style apartments for rent to live as well as AirBnB apartments to rent. It was $180 per night- not the cheapest we could have found on AirBnB but we loved the location, the décor, the parking accessibility and not looking back would stay at the same place when visiting LA in a heartbeat! Not to mention this is still much cheaper then many of the hotel possibilities in the city. We were only a few minutes’ walk from all the best restaurants in the area which was perfect and not to mention right by a Stumptown coffee, yesss!! It was perfect and the host were beyond lovely to say the least! They provided us with lots of info on the local area and recommendations on places to eat and things to do that no amount of googling would have ever given you.

We truly enjoyed our first ever AirBnB experience, and of course not every AirBnB will be the same or just as nice but I thought I would highlight some of the benefits of choosing AirBnB over a hotel for anyone that was like me and a little more doubtful about using the AirBnB service. I think overall we would definitely opt for more AirBnBs over hotels for lots more of our trips. It makes traveling so much more accessible! For any of you who have never used AirBnB before I highly recommend you give it a go for your next travels.

I hope you have enjoyed my ramble about my first AirBnB experience especially anyone who is unsure about AirBnBs. If you have any questions always feel free to pop me a message/ comment below or on Instagram (@cicissecrets) and I’ll be happy to anwer them! Thanks for reading!

Where we stayed: Unwind in a Chic Arts District Loft

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