A lot of you have known Airbnb for a while now, but to those who haven’t heard or have heard but have not had any Airbnb experience, this is for you. Sign up using my link here to gain Php1100.00 or $20 on your first booking 🙂
You can also download the app of Airbnb. It’s much more convenient.
My friends and I planned a trip to Cebu for 2 nights but we were over with hotels and inns, we decided to go for Airbnb. So, for the new readers, Airbnb is a hospitality service which allows travelers to rent a space from someone who has lived in a particular place for quite some time. This is usually either a condominium unit, vacation rentals, hotel rooms that they own, and even their own homes.
It is a trusted service with listings that include homes and also activities that locals have to offer (if you are planning to visit any country, this is very useful and exciting).
MODE OF PAYMENT
This depends on the country you are staying. I am currently in the Philippines, so the only mode of payment is either a debit or credit card with a visa or MasterCard stamp. I usually use Paypal in most of my payments online but in the Philippines, it is not available, so I was forced to use my credit card.
MY AIRBNB EXPERIENCE IN CEBU
We booked for two hosts: One in Lapu Lapu and one near I.T Park. Don’t worry, I’ll provide the links to their listings. Overall, we enjoyed the stay.
Our first stay is in this listing. Ma’am Antonette is the host. She’s a super host in Airbnb, so that means, this is really trusted. Located 3 minutes away from Mactan Airport. The unit is inside Azon Residences. A lovely and relaxing stay with a Scape Skydeck, restaurant on the roof deck, and a pool.
The cost for the overnight stay is Php1466.00. Remember that this is good for 3 people, so it’s just about Php500.00 per person.
The host can provide breakfast for guests for a price of Php99.00. Otherwise, there are shops and restaurants nearby (and on the roof deck) and also a convenience store right next to this building.
SECOND HOST IN LAPU-LAPU CITY
The second Airbnb experience is my favorite. The location of the unit is accessible to public transportation and near to shopping malls. Host was responsive and accommodating, and the room was freezing because the unit is new inside Avenir Residences in Lapu-Lapu.
Listing is here.
What I really like here is the minimalist style of the design of the room, and the amenities were also great!. Fast Internet connection (this is very important to me). The host also allowed us to check in at an earlier hour. It was vacant anyway, so we checked in at 1:00 PM instead of his rule of 3:00 PM time.
Php1500.00 good for 4 guests.
This is very affordable for families and group of friends.
Tips on using Airbnb
- Price lists are based on available dates and on how many times you have viewed the listing (so clear cache if you have viewed it many times)
- Please clean the rooms after staying. These aren’t hotels, these rooms/apartments are owned by people who want to share their homes with you for a price.
- Take care of the things inside the unit.
- Book in advance
- Contact the host before booking any listing.
- Ask the host if they can provide bath towels good for everyone. Lucky I brought one because the second host only provided two bath towels 🙂
- Bring own drinking water.
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Again, if you haven’t signed up for Airbnb yet, use my link here and get Php1100.00 or $20 credit on your first booking!! I hope you enjoy your stay 🙂