You could consider contacting AirBNB dirctly and they may take it up with your host, it does after all reflect badly on them and potentially impact the experience of their guests.
They have a Responsible Host policy and a Neighbour contact number specifically for this kind of stuff:
This needs to be more well known. Seriously, after discovering Airbnb, I don't stay in hotels while on vacation. It's so much cheaper, and so much more comfortable and home-like.
All of CO isn't like that. Aspen is one of the premiere ski resorts in NA. You could probably rent that place out for over $1000 a night on Airbnb if you wanted..
Here's a place in the same area for $1650 a night.
AirBnB's insurance policy doesn't cover damage to rented properties if the owner didn't consent to the sub-letting. That is, if you're renting your apartment from someone else and then renting it out to others without the owner's consent, that million dollar policy doesn't apply to you (in the paragraph headed "User Conduct"). By all means, keep on keepin' on, but be aware of your personal liabilities in this situation.
Have you contacted Airbnb? They say that effective 1/15/15 their Host Protection Insurance will provide primary liability coverage even if you don't have your own renters/homeowners policy.
I don't see a reasonable justification for imposing a $200 limit.
A limit would be reasonable if it were just a free coupon, i.e. an offer to get $25 off your next stay of $200 of more.
However, AirBnB is running a referral program. You have to drive a sale to AirBnB in order to earn the credit. On top of that, during the promotional period, that sale needs to be $200+.
AirBnB collects about 12% in fees on a transaction. For a referral, they're paying your friend $25 and you $25. But two $200 transactions equals $48 in fees, and that's assuming you're hitting the minimum right on the nose. In short, even though they're already getting a free sales lead in the worst case scenario - they've gone further to try and make credits lapse, to save cash.
AirBnB is probably aware that their policy sucks. There's a reason why it's not disclosed on the main page, not even in small print. It is disclosed on the Terms & Conditions pages to cover their ass, but it's obvious that they're intentionally being sly.
I'm just going to throw this out there: might not get visibility, but seriously consider air bnb nyc if you guys are planning on staying in the city, and look early. You can get rooms on your own for half or less of what it costs to get the hotel room for the period in question with potentially better locations near MSG. Just saying. ;) Have fun either way!
For those interested, I do rent it out via airbnb.com when I go camping and am away for work. It is in Denver in the RiNo Arts District, this isn't meant as an advertisement, as I never have a hard time finding airbnbers; I just thought it could possibly help out others in this community who may be traveling to this beautiful city.
That is great news for residents.
AirBnB (and vrbo), when used at a scale like they are here, create crazy price pressure on both renters and home buyers, as well as neighborhoods. In a city of only 40,000 households, AirBnB lists between hundreds and a thousand available properties in Boulder. That's a huge chunk of the housing market.
( try: [link] )
It was different years back when AirBNB was literally just folks sharing their house when they were away on vacation. Now there are bulk firms turning homes into year-round unregulated Hotels on otherwise residential blocks. It absolutely sucks to live near them.
EDIT: Move along people, /u/shaddowbannedpanda IS the Airbnb host (Jon Potter). Check the posting history.
I think the host is lying and i'm calling bullshit. This listing was posted and subsequently removed from /r/sanfrancisco yesterday. At that time, the calendar for the listing was WIDE open. Even now, there is only one week showing as booked for this property, and that is after the listing has gone somewhat viral. There is one solitary review, which is "The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting." Cancelling last minute is a big no-no with Airbnb.
The article claims there is so much interest he is turning people down. Bullshit. if that were the case, the calendar would be full and there would be more than one (automated, negative) review. A quick search on Airbnb shows you can actually get a clean private room in MV for $46/night. Frankly, the pictures are terrible and obviously taken at night, and nobody would risk staying in place like that (whose only review is evidence that you could be left in the lurch with NO place to stay due to a host cancellation). this is what a successful bay area tent listing looks like. Notice the reviews, the decent photos, the lower price, and the general "you aren't gonna get murdered" vibe.
This listing, in contrast, is fishy as fuck, and I wonder if this is an attempt to drive traffick to his late-to-the-party cute cat website. Weird-o-rama.
Maybe look into [link] or [link]. They both are decent websites.
With airbnb, it's not typically about renting a room, but you could talk to someone that has an extra room, and discuss renting.
There was a post just a few days ago - I know it was in DC on the East Coast - but a guy bought a storage unit and remodeled it into a loft, with the sole purpose of renting it out on AirBnB. Found here
I'm sure not everyone is buying place just to completely remodel them and rent them out, but I do believe there are plenty of people who buy multiple properties just to rent them out or put them up on AirBnB.
Take for instance this AirBnB renter from Lake Tahoe, whose profile states he has many rentals that he lists on over 50 websites. Funny enough that he also has a chip on his shoulder about Bay Area renters...
Well, I hope the tenant made enough money renting out her place via AirBnB that she saved something up to get another apartment:
I guess everyone wants to make some money in this market.
> owned and managed remotely by someone in San Francisco
That is illegal, unless they're also managing it as a rental property. You can and should report them.
"[A] local resident must occupy the residence for at least 270 days each year"
AirBNB has them for $77/night.
This article claims they were $430-$640/mo in 2012.
Literally took 30 seconds.
AirBnB not only charges a cleaning fee, but they expect you to clean up some basics.
Basic "camp site" clean up required or you get a bad review: [link]
You have to pay a cleaning fee anyway: [link]
"We do not endorse off-site payments or cash payments. All off-site transactions are done at your own risk, and Airbnb cannot verify the validity of any transactions done outside our system.
If a host asks you for more money than what you paid on the site and it was not stated in the listing or in the message thread, please contact us and we'll contact your host directly."
Airbnb: 855 424 7262
To piggyback off this, many leases now contain language that explicitly prohibits using the property for Airbnb. Doing so in violation of the terms of the lease gives the complex grounds to evict you. Additionally, Airbnb's million dollar insurance policy only kicks in if damages are in excess of your personal policy and will only do so if you are the property owner or have explicit consent from the property owner to sublet the property. Under the heading "User Conduct":
> In connection with your use of the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content, you may not and you agree that you will not offer, as a Host, any Accommodation that you do not yourself own or have permission to rent as a residential or other property (without limiting the foregoing, you will not list Accommodations as a Host if you are serving in the capacity of a rental agent or listing agent for a third party) [or] offer, as a Host, any Accommodation that may not be rented or subleased pursuant to the terms and conditions of an agreement with a third party, including, but not limited to, a property rental agreement.
So... if your lease disallows you renting out your place but you rent it out anyway and damages occur, you're on the hook for everything and likely face eviction. Proceed at your own risk. If you have the owner's permission to do so, rock out.
Having the pooch really reduces your options. You might find someone really nice on a site like couchsurfing.com or a dog friendly place on airbnb.com. (this place is $43 a night and pet friendly: [link])
Beyond that there are some non-profits that can help you with your security deposit so you can move in somewhere sooner than later:
You can also see if the city has any programs to help:
Maybe contact the humane society and see if they know anyone who could watch your dog for a couple of weeks until you get on your feet?
Jebo hotele, imaš [link]
Dobiješ 6 puta bolje sobe 6 puta jeftinije.
10eura - normalni apartman
15eura - super fenci apartman
20eura - luksuz
To je moj izbor kad idem u zagreb, nisam još bio razočaran.
Airbnb Portland is hiring software engineers!
Safeway on Hawthorne and 28th has a huge HIRING sign up
EDIT: added a job, formatted links
LA on a budget is entirely doable! The first I would recommend is AirBnB, you can crash in a private room for $40 to $60 a night, I even saw a couch being offered for $10 a night. I think this should link you to the area surrounding Staples Center. [link]
Once you arrive from your flight, take the Flyaway Bus to Union Station. [link] It's $8 each way. From Union Station, you can Uber Pool it to your room ($5) or take the Metro Rail for $1.75. The Metro is a great way to explore the city and will get you to the touristy parts of the city (Hollywood, Downtown, Little Tokyo, and the beach if you take a bus).
The convention center has restaurants and entertainment nearby, but please know that LA has so much more to offer - spend some time exploring. A few miles away from the Staples Center is Langer's the best pastrami we have to offer situated nicely near the scariest, most crime ridden park in Los Angeles. Seriously though, stay aware of your surroundings, don't flash expensive electronics in rough neighborhoods and if someone hands you a CD in Hollywood, don't take it.
Have a great time!
Wait, Chicago? There are tons of options here!
Stay by O'Hare and take the blue line in.
That hostel at Congress/Wabash has single rooms
>Chicago is not the safest city.
People are always so freaked out by the possibility of ending up in a bad neighborhood, but it's so impossibly rare. You don't just end up in Englewood by accident... Statistically speaking, you're more likely to be mugged in Lincoln Park because it's full of noticeably well-off people. Coming from Toronto, she should be just fine in the city.
> We live in a 600 sq ft studio btw.
This would probably be the dealbreaker for me. That's already tight with 2 people, but 4 with luggage seems crazy. I don't know if you're also collecting random things for your wedding, but I could fill our 2nd bedroom with stuff at this point. We haven't even gotten to showers and gifts yet and the stuff is taking over.
I'd vote for re-homing all of the guests, especially if you can find an airbnb nearby. Maybe they can split the cost 4 ways to make it even cheaper. Something like this airbnb listing would be lovely, and only $75/person.
>So it drives the prices down or up?
It creates artificial scarcity and drives rental prices up. (As well as home prices up.) Hundreds of residential properties that would normally be in the rental market (or home sale market) are being used as unlicensed hotels. In a city of only 40,000 households, this is actually a problem.
EDIT: Actually, AirBnB lists over 1,000 available rental properties in Boulder for a prime week in May.
697 of them are "entire place / whole house" rentals.
>Why does it suck to live near them?
Picture living in an otherwise quiet residential neighborhood. You're putting your baby down to sleep after a long day. But instead of neighbors, this weekend you get a group of drunk Australians on a holiday. People who know that there are no long-term consequences to their actions or conduct. There's no manager on site to watch for noise problems. They'll never pay a noise violation fine.
Now imagine this group changes every few days. Perpetually Year round.
There are a lot of reasons hotels are zoned separately from residential neighborhoods.
An occupancy permit and hotel tax are already required and being enforced. Combined with zoning regulation, this makes AirBnB essentially illegal in St Louis County already. The annual license part is probably trivial in comparison.
Also, these types of regulations are common in AirBnB cities and you have far more to worry about legally than an annual license.
I'd argue that renting your room out even just for a night is subletting. AirBNB seems to agree - search for sublet on this page [link]
Looks like it's a common enough concern to pop up in other best practices to be an AirBnB host as well [link]
I'm assuming you forbid subletting in your rental agreement? Do you also forbid them running a business out of the flat?
If you have a little bit of money, AirBnB often has listings for places that as cheap as 12 - 18$ / night, often negotiable. (I realize that the "if you have a little bit of money" is a big if, but some people don't realize that these sub-motel priced places exist, so I thought I'd throw it out there.) This place for example, goes for 12$/night. It's a tent, but with bathroom and wifi.
Wait until you get in contact with Airbnb and let them know what's happening before canceling. Airbnb recommends you report people who try to ask for payment offsite - [link].
You might get more help here - [link]
He's got a lady but you should totally go hang!
Here's a link to the spot.
They have two dogs, smoke a ton of cigs and the mom and grandma live there. Not to mention Napoli has a reputation for being pretty rough. Still the best airbnb experience I've ever had.
AirBnB might be a good resource. Some places offer the option of longer-term rentals. Good luck!
there's no need to be an asshole. I never said I trashed the place, but I certainly have never gone through and cleaned everything in the apartment, and I shouldn't have to.
All I see a cleaning fee as is when a seller wants to attract you with a lower rate, then add a cleaning fee. It's bullshit.
anyways, it doesnt look like you have a cleaning fee anyways:
Have you tried AirBnB? I use it all the time traveling across the US. I'm on mobile and I did a cursory search [link]
Looks like you have several options. Good luck!
I've had good luck with airbnb, actually! We could have gotten a lot more rustic place for cheaper but didn't want to rough it too much. No centralized booking sites that I'm aware of, but you can always pop over to r/Philippines-- we're a pretty friendly bunch and people are always happy to make recommendations.
$125/night on E51st, $130/night on W87th, $142/night on E31st, $131/night on E17th, $149/night on W56th, $117/night on W17th, $122/night on W97th
And that's Manhattan, you have even more options if you go to Longisland City or Brooklyn or Queens.
And yes, you get more amenities/bigger space...no shit. But again, I was talking solely about the price. Now let's look at airbnb listings under $120.
Just a bunch of shitholes which are either tiny or a mess....or places that are in Harlem. So you aren't even winning when it comes to room size or amenities. And there are only 21 options...and if you don't want to be stabbed and eliminate any place that has no reviews...you are down to just 7 options
If you still wanted to get out of the house for a night, but stay in the City, this place was awesome...
B&B and they have two in-house rooms and 2 house boats for rent.
My wife and I did a stay-cation last summer and just spent one night here to get away from our actual house. We didn't stay on the boat, but had a chance to check it out and it was really cool. They have a ton a space on the grounds to walk around and relax. Pretty big pool and a Jacuzzi.
Guys, OP IS the Airbnb host (Jon Potter). His only postings are trying to get attention for this listing, and trying to direct traffic to Jon Potter's website. here is a list of waaaay less sketchy properties in Mountain View at the same price. OP is just trying to capitalize on the housing frenzy as viral marketing for his shitty webstie.
Red flag #1: Their web site is currently down.
Red flag #2: Based on a cached version of their site, they appear to be selling self-help DVDs and "ranks" into something called "Airikai", which... (it gets better)
Red flag #3: ...with a heavy focus on magic/mysticism (?!), "aligning your vibration" with kinetics, linguistics, and phi energy, "feel sacred duality" with tantra, tribal unity, and ceremony, and "source the divine" by investing, incubating, and affiliating. "Airikai" is described as "the only program to combine martial arts, ballroom dancing, boxing, pilates, kettlebells and so much more." Okay then. Need more?
Red flag #4: Their YouTube video tour (led by "beautiful Honey" (?!) ) of their "design house" in Costa Rica (?!) appears to be a spa/massage parlor/photo & video set. I saw a total of two computers: one in what "Honey" called a "bedroom", and the other only appeared on-screen for a brief moment. Neither of what she called "workstations" looked like design machines. Other "workstations" she pointed to were massage tables and yoga balls. I did see a light stand and softbox, but that probably has to do with...
Red flag #5: ...their creepy behind-the-scenes modeling video.
Red flag #6: They appear to rent out their entire "design house" (AKA "Airikai Sanctuary of Sacred Arts" for $141 per night. Seems like an odd use of a "design house", and an awfully cheap rate, to boot, though I don't know what Costa Rica's rental market is like.
Stop texting them. Stop responding to them, other than to tell them to stop contacting you. Whatever it is, it isn't what you hoped. Run, don't walk, to the next job posting.
Hey, I can't host you at my place, but if worse comes to worse I will pay to set you up on a couch with airbnb and I will drive you from wherever you are to there and to your flight. (or arrange for transportation if I am at work.) I can also make sure you have food.
I've been in the situation of not having a place to stay for a few days. Its a miserable experience. I slept on a porch for a couple of days.
Also if you can find something else on airbnb or similar at a similar price that works better we can work that out.
Have you tried: AirBNB
Depending on the landlord, they may accept a bank statement that shows that you have several months rent available. Private owners who are renting out a house would probably be more willing to be flexible on this sort of thing than a rental management company.
You may need to find an extended stay hotel to live in for a month or so until you can get a new job and find a place. You can also try AirBnB for short-term rental until you find something more permanent. You'd be dealing directly with the owner and renting from them instead of going through a rental agent of some sort.
Airbnb is the name of a company that puts 2 groups of people in touch with each other.
Group 1 - People with a room or apartment available for short or medium term rent.
Group 2 - People looking for a room or an apartment for a short or medium term.
In Europe it is quite popular and there are also alternate services to Airbnb, like HouseTrip
If you've never used them, check out AirBnB. My wife and I use this nearly 100% of the time we go away now. Staying in an apartment is about a thousand times more comfortable than a hotel, and it's almost always cheaper. Besides, we very rarely use any of the amenities of a hotel, so why pay for them?
As others have mentioned, Megabus is a really good deal to get you to Boston. That's where we live and we use that to get down to NYC whenever we go.
[link] We found our venue on AirBnb! We've got it for the whole weekend. We're doing the ceremony in the upstairs loft space and the reception in the backyard. Everything else that we were seeing in our area was either really country chic, or waaaay out if our budget.
7 guests instead of 4 - I understand your shock. I suggest putting the emotion aside for a moment, and considering other explanations. I didn't see anything in your post that eliminates the possibility that the guest made an honest oversight. Some guests, especially ones that are new to Airbnb, simply miss the # of guests field. And guests might assume that a large-sized listing would easily accommodate seven people. In my experience, guest oversights far outweigh malice.
What would it be like for them if you're incorrect, and they're without a place to stay in an unfamiliar city? Unless you have some proof that they are ill-intentioned, I would highly recommend that your next step be either to ask them what happened, or just modify the reservation using the link below. Airbnb will penalize your search result ranking if you cancel a reservation; and if there's no proof that the guest was ill-intentioned, then you have no recourse.
You can modify the reservation by following the instructions in this link:
I also suggest if you haven't already, to write in your description the base number of guests you accept, and where they should specify a higher number.
Being a host, as in most roles in the field of hospitality, often requires giving guests the benefit of the doubt.
Pick whatever lake/area you'd like. Personally I like Canandaigua the best. Not a ton of weeds, clear lake, calm enough you can go waterskiing nearly anywhere on it...
AirBnB is pretty great.
I used to be a mega road warrior, on the road most of the year. After staying in hundreds of hotels I can say confidently few hotels will charge beyond the first night's stay, and most won't even charge that.
That being said, this is different - this is a vacation rental, this is just Joe Dude's property. The owner can't very easily replace a rental on the spot, a hotel can. Also, AirBnB clearly states what type of cancellation policy each host property owner adhere's to. [link]
If one want's to vacation using Airbnb, and the rental doesn't offer an easy-peasy cancellation, purchase a vacation insurance policy. They're actually rather cheap, and cover things like missing a trip due to weather.
It's in the kitchen, and in the open then it likely isn't illegal. Obviously check laws but more importantly notify guests. I know people that are paranoid of the cameras on their laptop enough that it is just easier to tell people if there is a camera in the dwelling, and not mentioning a security camera is rude, suspicious, but I seriously doubt the cops will do anything for an airbnb listing, unless you can find some state law (which I doubt these cops will know about). There a difference between a hidden camera and security camera, obviously.
I assume though some states have laws stating if there is survellience, but I'm not sure if it is a law or just a deterrent for criminals.
> taking advantage of your position by AirBnB'ing out rooms you don't own is bullshit
I dunno if that's true. If your landlord is cool with it, I don't see why you couldn't airbnb an apartment you're renting. airbnb has a whole section dedicated to subletting.
You're right on your instinct. Don't cancel. If you do, you will not get all of your money back; if you cancel then you do not get the Airbnb fee back.
The host does not want to cancel, because if he does you're entitled to get all of your money back, and he has to pay the Airbnb fee. Additionally, he is totally disqualified from the Superhost program for up to 3 months and a negative review is put on his profile. Also, if he cancels on you, you can call Airbnb and they will find a similar or better listing and take care of everything, and if they can't find one then they'll put you up in a hotel.
Short term housing can be tough in Olympia. A few options I can think of, starting cheap and getting more expensive:
- Olympia has a fairly active couchsurfer.com community
- Elma (25 minute drive) has a funky looking hostel / disc golf course with $20ish? / night dorm rooms
- Ground Inn is a nice looking bunkhouse in downtown Oly with rates starting at $35 / night dorm room
- AirBnB actually has a number of private rooms in houses for rent starting at $30 / night
There isn't a cultural traditions supporting hostels. There is a cultural tradition support for hospitality, try Couchsurfing or Airbnb. Beyond that if you know someone then it'd be comparatively easy to stay and their place.
Beyond that you'd probably have to break down for a hotel/motel. Atlanta is pretty cheap compared to some things.
TL;DR: To get $10B valuation, AirBnB would need growth >200% per year in years 2013-2015. It's not implausible, though it's extremely high.
It's all guesswork until we see AirBnB financials, but let's do a quick back of the envelope sanity check. Let's assume AirBnB trades at forward P/E of 100 (typical for growing tech companies). To earn the valuation, it would need projected net income of
$10B / 100 = $100 M
Say it has 20% profit margin. Then it would need $500M /year revenue. Since AirBnB collects 3% of booking fees, the total bookings would need to be
$500M / 3% = $17B per year
If average room costs $70 per night, then AirBnB will need
$17B / ($70 / room*night) = 238 million room*nights per year
That's not just in US, that's anywhere in the world.
For comparison, AirBnB says that 3 million people used it in entire 2012, and that at the end of 2013 they had 300,000 open postings.
So yeah, that's a pretty high growth requirement for 2014-2015. To achieve that, the total bookings would need to sustain growth of >200% in years 2013, 2014, 2015.
Check airbnb. I'm now looking at Zurich and see a couple of rooms for 40$
Couchsurfing is also a really good option! [link]
Though it's hard to get a place if you never hosted anyone before, but you still have 4 months to get some rep on the site (:
Airbnb is also good if you want a private place, or you travel with friends / smaller group [link]
One more: a single S-Bahn ticket between the Main Train Station and the Stadium costs 2.60, so you will spend at least 10.40 on tickets. But you can also buy a daily ticket for 6.60 (13.20 for the 2 days). Maybe a better option if you want to look around a bit more (but it's not valid to travel between the airport and the city). There is a weekly ticket too for 24.40 but it doesn't worth as I see.
Obviously check with your landlord first - but you can rent out your apartment on a nightly or weekly basis to help mitigate the costs. You can stay with a friend if you apartment is too small for you to still live there at the same time. Plus you can ask for more money if you are not there and they have the apartment to themselves - [link] is extremely popular if you have not heard of it.
I only recommend it if you understand Airbnb hosting standards well enough that you feel comfortable automating the check-in process and being very responsive to guest concerns. Your listing will definitely get more hits and you'll have more guests, but you won't get to screen them as their requests and payments will be accepted automatically. It can be a landmine or a godsend depending on how well you manage your commitment as a host. I would also recommend adding a security deposit if you don't already have one. The host guarantee program is also relevant.
Airbnb Hosting Standards:
The most relevant portions being:
"The FHA contains exemptions for owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family housing rented without the use of a broker if the private individual owner doesn’t own more than three such single-family units at one time."
Then go enjoy life?
Source: Remote worker for ~3 years.
That's OHSU to the locals.
It's much too early to find a place, but be prepared, it the tightest rental market in the nation, and short term housing is hard to come by. If you can share a studio apartment, I'd budget for around $2k per month for something like this: [link]
It sucks that your first (and possibly only) Airbnb experience was a bad one. For future reference, you would of been entitled to a full refund as per Airbnb's Guest Refund Policy.
airbnb?? we put up my girlfriend's mom in one in heritage hill for a few nights, not very expensive.
here it looks like prices range from $38-100/ night
Precursor: I am an Airbnb employee.
If your listing says no smoking and your guest smokes, you should absolutely report it to support. That being said, it's not considered damages as far as your security deposit goes, and if you want to request additional funds for reimbursement on the cleaning, then you'll need to go through the resolution center.
Your next best step, and the real solution, is to leave an honest review. I know you've said you'll leave one, and I hope you do - please remember not to personally attack the guest, but rather to review your honest experience in hosting them. Follow review guidelines.
Finally, and this is important, keep your house manual and rules specific. Saying no smoking will result in internal action against the guest, notes, and potential bans from the site; if you want to be able to claim a deposit, you'll need to make it clear ahead of time in your rules, and even then, you'll need some assistance in enforcing that. I cannot guarantee that it will be enforced every time; you can't exactly submit a photograph of the smoke smell in your fabrics.
If you have any more questions, I'd be happy to address them.
$82 total for a couch: [link]
$112 total for a private room near DIA: [link]
$34 total for floor place in Nederland, which is accessible from Denver via RTD: [link]
I walk by that almost every day. They're available to rent on Airbnb!
Little Pink House off Mississippi: [link]
Little Green house off Mississippi: [link]
Edit: They have pictures of the insides on Airbnb
You know how I know you're lying, and that you're Jon Potter (the host himself?) Because your only postings. are trying to get attention for this listing, and trying to direct traffic to Jon Potter's website. here There is a list of waaaay less sketchy properties in Mountain View. You are just trying to capitalize on the housing frenzy as viral marketing for your shitty webstie. Stahp.
Anything build after 6/13/1979 is not covered by rent-control yet there are plenty of newer units on AirBnB. So it is feasible. Here's an example:
It is just seems that way because the vast majority of housing in SF was build before then and thus under rent control while newer building are mostly condos and large professionally manage apartment buildings that can strictly enforce rules against short term rentals.
No, this is not usual, and against AirBnB TOS.
If you haven't agreed to pay the amount, mention to them that you know this is against their TOS, and you're not comfortable paying. Report them.
Kind of a shot in the dark, but have you thought about trying a service like airbnb?
I did a quick search for you and found both of these which look like fairly nice rooms that you might be interested in and are only a little bit above what your half would be for 3 nights in a hotel.
Either way, hope you find a place to stay for the LAN! GL! :)
> 1) Keep in mind thats per night.
$150/night * 2 nights != $10,000.
>) 2) There are other factors to consider such as location, size, #of bedrooms/bathrooms.
2br in Graduate Hospital for $138
1br in Callowhill for $99
1br in Bella Vista for $100
>3) Just because its listed, doesn't mean doesn't mean they'll rent it at that that asking price. Actual rentals are at tenants disclosure Some people might just keep theres permantly listed on the site, and are waiting to bump the price.
Sure, but that hasn't happened yet. Right now, there are a ton of listings for Pope Weekend that are well below $10,000.
So I was considering moving into a hotel close to my hospital for a few days surrounding the birth. My mom said it would expose the baby to a lot more germs then renting an apartment. This would be within the first few days after birth so depending on your timeline it might not be that bad...
I would check out AirBnB rentals in your area as they might be cheaper and more comfortable.
Trip, not including flight, was about $200/day. That includes lodging from Air BnB and frivolous spending on all forms of food and vending machines. You could definitely do it for cheaper if you're on a tighter budget. I highly recommend Air BnB instead of a hotel, you'll save a lot of money and have a more fun experience! This is the place I stayed: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3554191 and I will go back there if I visit again. It's a good central location near Tokyo Station and it even includes a wireless hotspot that you can carry around the city with you for service on your cell phone.
airbnb has places like this one. Check it out, you might find some cheap places
EDIT: sorry, didn't notice that it wasn't in Nagasaki proper. But if you guys are early, then going a bit out of the way to save some cash might not be a bad idea (this place in Takeo is 15 dollars a night)
Try airbnb.com to rent a flat during your stay instead of paying for a hotel. I stayed in a nice studio flat which was walking distance to pretty much everything in Madrid and near the Metro for $70 USD/night.
Take care of your expensive things. Don't walk with your camera/wallet/expensive jewelry/etc. as if you are in Paris or Vancouver. We are not like gaza strip or some another country who are in war, but of course we have security problems. Just use your common sense in Brazil, don't walk in a desert street, don't follow anybody who you don't know,don't walk with all your money or important documents (like passport, tickets for the matches, etc).
Learn some vithal phrases and words in portugues. (Ex: Obrigado [Thank you], Por favor [please], Tchau [bye], Quanto custa ? [How much?]. When you are ordering some food, point to the menu and say - Eu quero este. [I want this]. Oi, me leve ao hotel por favor. [Hi, take me to the hotel, please].
Restaurant tips: Colarinho, in Botafogo (bar), Carretão do Lido and Rio Brasa for autentic brazilian bbq (search in the google for "churrasco" and you will se).
If I'm tourist in Rio during the World Cup, definitely I would avoid bus or public transport, taxi it's your best option.
For hotel try this site and for apartments try this one.
Enjoy and have fun.
I would look for hotels near MARTA stops, that should expand your options quite a bit. Airbnb might be an option as well.
Edit: Do not stay at that hotel, probably one of the sketchiest in the area.
Try AirBnB in the Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Roscoe Village and Wrigleyville neighborhoods. Or you could get a private room at a nice hostel in Lincoln Park, the Getaway Hostel, which is in a nice neighborhood and a short bus ride away from Wrigley.
> I don't know if there's anything explicitly wrong with that as long as our city allows short-term rentals
I would guess that in most cases, these are blatant violations of the Portland City Code's primary residence provision. Specifically, from AirBnB's website:
> For two or fewer bedrooms, a local resident must occupy the residence for at least 270 days each year. ... If you intend to make more than two bedrooms available, many of the same requirements apply, plus some additional criteria, and you will have to go through a lengthier conditional use process.
This place, was one of the most comfortable ones I have ever stayed at and the price is ridiculously cheap.
They don't have baths in the room but they have 3 or 4 private baths that you can reserve. So if you want to put a little tube steak in the lady friend, this'll do.
It is pretty far out in the sticks, though. But it's pretty close to some free, natural onsen. Saw some old lady knockers last time I was there, so worth the drive.
> Especially the part where they say "These amounts may vary during promotional periods." in bold font. Like...literally the only bold font on that page.
Are we looking at the same page? The invite page I linked does not have that text. In fact, even if you click through to linked terms and conditions, you won't find mention of the promotional period under the "Qualifying Reservation" section. You have to dig through Help Center -> Account & Profile -> Manage Your Profile -> References and Referrals to find the real terms and conditions page. And even then, the amount ($200) is never disclosed.
I don't understand where you are getting the impression that I'm hot and bothered. I've only stated my impression of AirBnB's policy based on how they've presented their promotion. Which is, in short:
You're welcome to disagree, but my opinion is that when a company has a referral credit policy that is more restrictive than the norm, it's pretty sly to not disclose the terms on the face of the promotion and instead stick it in a help/support page.
For that price, i'd run and i'd run fast. Get a refund and look for something in appleton. Better yet, it looks like you could maybe get an Airbnb for less than half that price in the surrounding neighborhoods.
If it is something you're comfortable with, I've had great luck going this route. I've met some really interesting hosts and have had nothing but good experiences the few times I've done this. Your worst experience at one of these will be 10X better than that hotel.
Ha! The culprit appears to be 176 Ogden Ave.
With the news of the possible legalization of AirBnB in JC, I was looking around their website and see that house listed as an 'Urban Farm'.
Scroll through their pictures and you'll see chickens with the same coloring [link]
Stay in Inman Park/Virginia Highlands and try to get somewhere close to the Beltline. This will give you easy walking access to restaurants, bars, shop, Little Five Points, the new art on the beltline, and Piedmont Park. Just booked this one for my parents: [link] and it's perfect for it's walkability.
We stayed several nights in Tokyo with hosts Jun and Junko (Designer Room #1) and I would highly recommend it. We didn't meet them, but they were very helpful and the place was very nice.
5 minute walk outside of Shinjuku station. Tokyo is great, enjoy!
Edit: I miss Japan so much. Especially Tokyo. I tell this to my wife all the time
Why are you staying near the airport?
You could take the Lightrail from the airport to downtown (westlake station) for $3 each way. I understand that hotels are expensive at this time (definitely look up hotels.com and hotwire especially as their star ratings are accurate and will most likely provide you a good hotel without you knowing in order for you to get the lowest price). However, you could definitely look up AirBnb.com as that's what I used to get us a good place to sleep at in the center of the city without paying a fortune on hotels. After getting off the downtown station, we took a Lyft (don't take Uber) to get to the AirBnB listing. I actually traveled with a friend who came to Seattle last year but stayed at the SeaTac hotels because the hotels in the city were too expensive. He and his friends he traveled with weren't aware of Air Bnb and did not consider it during their planning. Because of that, they not only couldn't stay in the city for too long, but they had to deal with the ridiculous, ridiculous traffic of driving to and from the city. Not only did I pay less than their lodging in SeaTac, but the place was pretty nice and accommodating while being in the center of it all as we would definitely stay out late in the fun and awesome bars of the Capitol Hill district.
Definitely consider AirBnB as most of the people offering their rooms, apartments, and even their homes are very accommodating while keeping their place clean while offering fresh towels/linens an other amenities.
Pretty spartan, pretty much the same as those tents that they hoist into a tree, a roof over your head with a view, couldn't live in it full time without major modifications.
Whether it's legal or not is not the issue here. If the host doesn't let the guest know they're being watched, that's just bad hosting. I would immediately contact the host and get a statement from them about it. I would also think this is reason enough for Airbnb to legitimately get you out of that situation if you so desired. Airbnb's guidelines...
Does it HAVE to be a hotel? They are expensive. However, there are a bunch of lovely AirBnB rentals that are right in the heart of downtown and on the islands, and meet your price point. My friend runs this one in Mt. Pleasant and you get an entire apartment directly on the water, bikes and kayaks for your use, and just the most incredible view to wake up to every day. She's pretty booked for September, but there are a ton out there with great options.
Sucks this just happened to you! You can get refunded for any unstayed nights with a flexible policy as stated on AirBNB's cancellation policies page: If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent 24 hours after the official cancellation are 100% refunded."
The link to the cancellation policies is here: [link]
Hope this helps!
[link] - Best view in Hvar like the name says. The inside was actually just completely remodeled. It was amazing having the private terrace, 2 rooms, and a kitchen for $70 a night. We ate every meal on the terrace plus additional wine and cheese breaks. Easy walk into the center of town and a great nightlife on the island.
> As a host we can only cancel 3 times in a 6 month period before we start to get penalized.
Are you a host on Airbnb? The penalties start at the first cancellation, and the host's cancellation policy has nothing to do with a host's cancellation.
I've found a ton of cute properties on AirBnB in the past. Here are places that sleep 3 in Wimberley for under $400 a night for starters.
[link] My daughter and her husband bought a cheap condo in the Philippines and put it on this website it immediately got booked for all open dates, they found a cheap management company to manage it and "wala" istant profit.
appears to be two places on Abnb that are 30/night.
You may want to check out airbnb when visiting the states. There are quite a few reasonable places in Omaha. I would recommend staying in the Old Market or the Benson area (my top pick).
As for Oktoberfest, the main place that celebrates is the Crescent Moon/Huber Haus . I've been several years and it's a lot of fun, but it is basically just one bar with a big beer garden.
Public transportation does exist in Omaha, but can be challenging due to routes not going past certain times.
Uber and Lyft are crowd sourced taxi services that have recently become popular and are worth checking out. I do think it would be challenging to get outside of Omaha without a car.
Some things to check out while you are here:
Girlfriend, and i had been to amsterdam back in '10, stayed in a hotel. It was okay.
We decided this time to try airbnb. Difference is night & day.
We stayed a block from the oude kerk which is in the heart of the red light district, basically. Stayed in an awesome loft apartment where the terrace had a perfect view of the clock tower.
the host rutger left the fridge stocked, with drinks, snacks, etc. awesome place, for a really good price.
I'm an airbnb believer.
Edit: here is the place in amsterdam we stayed at.
Here's the tripadvisor page for hostels. And here's stuff that's under $100 in Singapore in January next year.
Honestly, most people on this sub are Singaporeans. We live here; so we're not as familiar with hostels and things like that because we don't use them. Ask us for food recs and there'll be more to offer, probably. But your best bet if looking for places to stay is just using the sites I linked, since those are by / for travellers.
Budget hotels in NYC hardly exist. Budget/romantic/view hotels certainly doesn't exist.
Maybe try airbnb? A friend stayed at this place and it has a roof deck on the waterfront.
I'm sure you read this then:
TL;DR: "In many cities, you must register, get a permit, or obtain a license before you list your property or accept guests. … Penalties may include fines or other enforcement. … By accepting [airbnb's] Terms of Service and activating a listing, you certify that you will follow your local laws and regulations."