Home Away from Home: My Airbnb Experience

So I was really looking for a solution about how to have a hassle-free, convenient and stress-free mini reunion for my family and a friend whom we have not seen in decades. I wanted it to be simple, without the frills of the “fiesta-like” reception most of us Filipinos would do to welcome our guests.

After days of banging my head thinking of the perfect venue, not that I do not want to welcome them to my house, I thought of giving Airbnb a try. It was really important for me that the area was accessible and convenient to my family. And it should also be very near to the bus station where I would meet my friend.

I was very lucky to find a unit that was perfect for what I had in mind. The owner was also super accommodating. It made me realize that cancelling a previous booking was indeed a wise decision for me. I just wanted to make the most of my booking.

I went there ahead of the rest of the party and I met with the owner. She gave me the keys to the unit and they just finished cleaning up the unit. I went up and had a feel of the place and prepared it for the dinner that was about to take place the next day.

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Some of the highlights of the mini reunion we had.

Airbnb was the best thing I made in regards to hosting a simple, intimate event. I am very happy that I also found a host who was very accommodating! Of course I gave her and her place a 5 star review.  I found out that she gave a 5-star review of me too and I didn’t realize until Airbnb notified me about it.

This is one of the things that’s unique about Airbnb. Giving a review to you as a renter is also a good thing to create your credibility. I know hotels don’t do that.

So all in all, my experience with Airbnb is worth 5 stars!

How was your Airbnb experience?

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