Nov 25, 2014
For some people, staying in hostels is their number one choice. This is probably because they love the companies of others and would like to socialize while traveling alone. As for me, I can be in between. There are times when I like the environment of a hostel where everything seems to be livelier than staying in an apartment. But what if you need a personal time and want to try renting an apartment on travel trip? Well, here’s a few ways to determine how you can do it :
What Is Apartment Rental For Travelers?
Basically, individuals and companies will often advertise their apartments on sites. Instead of paying for a hotel or hostel, you will be staying in someone’s apartment. The process of booking is pretty much the same as any other type of accommodation. First, you will need to go online and find the sites you like. Then, you search through for apartment and create and account. After that you will book a place and when they’ve finally verified you, you will be able to talk tothe apartment’s owner. Major apartment rental operators are Airbnb, Home Away, 9flats, Wimdu and Roomorama. (image by : University of Nottingham)
Who Is This For?
Personally, apartment rental are for business travelers, couples, families or anyone who will be spending a long time in a single place. They apparentsly do not want to spend the whole week in a hostel but are not able to afford the Hilton as well. Therefore, renting an apartment is the best option for these people. It represents in-between space of hostel and hotel. If you’re a businessman and traveling for business purpose, you won’t probably choose hostel if you long for the comfort of home. However, we all know how expensive hotel can be. Therefore, renting an apartment is the perfect compromise of your dilemma.
How Much Is Renting An Apartment Will Cost? Are they safe enough?
Just like hostel and hotel, renting an apartment during travel trip will vary accordingly. In general, the price is about half of what you will pay in a hotel. Even though they are as good as hostel in term of bargain price, it is still a lot better than expensive hotel. In term of the safety, all of these apartment rental operators claim that they will verify both the owner and the buyer to ensure that no one will end up being robbed by someone else. Just ensure that you’re extra alert. There was a story when a homeowner on Airbnb complained about how she was robbed by the traveler. Even her wall was cut trough to get her valuable items. Therefore, I wouldn’t just advise the travelers but the owner as well. (image by: Dustin Moore)
There was a story when a homeowner on Airbnb complained about how she was robbed by the traveler. Even her wall was cut trough to get her valuable items. Therefore, I wouldn’t just advise the travelers but the owner as well to make sure everything is taken care of first. Overall, renting an apartment is pretty easy for those who would like to have a personal time. If you don’t like the environment of a hostel or the cost of staying in a hotel, then, perhaps renting an apartment is your best option.
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