Staying in people's homes
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 2:49 AM Last Post By: Nice_But__
Nov 10, 2012 9:10 PM
Staying in people's homesHi,
I was wondering if you could help. I'm sure I found a link on this site for staying in people's homes for a few nights or a week or so but I'm struggling to find it again. I'm currently renting a room in different hostels but it's becoming expensive and I think I might prefer to occasionally stay in people's homes. I remember the site showed the price per night (or week?) and had a little bit of information about the home owner. Does anyone know the site I might be thinking of?
Thank you in advance,
Nov 10, 2012 10:14 PM
Nov 10, 2012 10:20 PM
There are some listings, for $30 a night in Sydney, but it does not show any cheaper than that.
You (OP) don't say which city you are in right now.
Nov 10, 2012 10:27 PM
Nov 11, 2012 12:40 AM
Nov 11, 2012 6:21 PM
Nov 12, 2012 9:37 PM
Yes, I think it was possibly airnb, thank you, I've been searching for ages!
Not sure where I've posted this post but I'm in New Zealand.
Nov 13, 2012 1:17 AM
8Still quite expensive for staying in people's houses.
It's .com but you can type in Auckland NZ and 300 odd properties come up
$$$$$$$ still have to be paid though.
Nov 13, 2012 11:58 AM
Nov 13, 2012 3:39 PM
10Some places on bnb are asking for $80 a night.
Some are asking $150.
I tend to go for $120 a night in hotel accom, maybe $80 is fair, but $150?
Point taken that maybe $150 is for the places in areas where there are no hotels, close to bush etc, and where people would pay to stay.
But if the OP is paying $35 a night now, and there is nothing on bnb for lower than say $50, maybe its more worth it paying $35 for the hostel dorm bed.
Addendum: OP will need to change the Aud$ to Nzd$ though, it seems to want to list in Aud$.
Edited by: daycat
Nov 13, 2012 4:11 PM
11Addendum: OP will need to change the Aud$ to Nzd$ though, it seems to want to list in Aud$.
that will be because either you are on the australian site rather than airbnb.co.nz, and/or you have in the past told them that you are in Australia and want your prices in Australian$.
Without having specific examples it is impossible to say whether these people are asking too much or not. I'd also not be surprised if you are seeing a weekly rate and thinking it's for one night, or seeing a listing for a whole flat or house rather than just a room. Also some are bed & breakfast. I looked at a lot of airbnb listings for central Wellington and didn't find any of them unusually expensive; instead they seemed to be quite good value.
I don't think you've got any basis for making such a general comment as 'still quite expensive' about the entire site.
Nov 13, 2012 8:24 PM
12Have to agree, bottom of page at airbnb, can change rate to Nzd$.
Auckland has a few going.
Nov 16, 2012 5:41 PM
Dec 18, 2012 9:40 PM
14Actually this is not sufficient to explain it. So update more about this type of homes.Where one can stay for few nights and days at affordable rates.
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