Airbnb has always fascinated me. However, just staying at a complete strangers house ….. it doesn’t sit right does it.
As a late valentines night, me and my boyfriend had planned a night out in Sheffield. We only live in Barnsley so it seemed mental paying over the odds for a hotel so we decided on an Airbnb. (It was actually cheaper than the taxi ride home).
We had booked an attic bedroom in the Sharrow area of Sheffield. I love the space and light that an attic room offers. We arrived at the lovely house and let ourselves in (!!!!) then settled into our room which was really nice, spacious and cosy.
I was a bit worried beforehand about leaving our belongings in the house but then I realised that the trust runs both ways, they had to trust us as much as we did them. We were all complete strangers who were sleeping in a house together.
We was both really conscious of trying to keep quiet and ‘respect the neighbours’ so much so that when we got into the car the next morning we yelled a conversation as the freedom to be loud again was so good 🔉
You pay, arrive and stay, shower and leave …. all in a complete strangers home, it’s crazily brilliant.
Airbnb will now always be our preferred way to stay somewhere however, I take my hat off to anyone who is a host as I don’t think I could do it.
Thank you Airbnb for a pleasant and successful experience 🏡