Since I started travelling 6 months ago, I’ve used Airbnb a lot to find apartments. I’ve had some great experiences but enough bad ones to start wondering about the whole system. Arriving at places to find they are nothing like described, even when they have scores of glowing reviews is not good.
Even though Airbnb have done all in their power to help out when I’ve had issues, I’d rather avoid these situations in the first place. I want to arrive at a place to find it’s what I’ve paid for so I can get to work rather than spend time resolving issues.
Do other people have any system for finding places on Airbnb? Do you use recommendations, send the hosts a checklist or have any other methods? Or do you just not care so long as you have a roof over your head?