STYLISH AIRBNB APARTMENTS
Traveling on a budget does not usually afford me the privilege of staying in high end or super fancy hotels. These types of places come with amenities and services that would definitely make my stays more comfortable but aren't always necessary. The reality is even if I had the money, most of the time I prefer to stay in a boutique hotel, guesthouse, or AirBNB.
I like the idea of staying with a local, in a neighborhood, and to meet and interact with my hosts. I think it provides for a far richer experience. So when I find lodging that provides the local insight I crave combined with interesting or great design, I’m definitely on board.
Recently while in Edinburgh, I stayed in one such place and noticed that there were a lot of stylish AirBNB’s in the city. Below are a round-up of my favorites including the one I called home for a few nights.
$160 per night / 2 night minimum
This apartment is the stuff of interior designer/traveler’s dreams. It wasn’t available for my timeframe, but I would have definitely jumped at the chance to stay here. It’s probably better that it wasn’t available, because I would have been hiding in that clever bed nook with a book the entire trip.
$152 per night / no minimum
Located in the center of all of the tourist action, this host has created an oasis of luxury. The bedding and finishes are all top notch with amenities you didn’t know you needed. It also has a spectacular view of the city, and accommodates four people. $152 split four ways sounds like a bargain to me.
$160 per night / 3 night minimum
I stayed five nights in this apartment and though small, it was more than enough for me. The designer used its small footprint as a challenge to find ingenious ways to incorporate storage and functionality. It was also in a great location above a pub, coffee shop, and sandwich place. What more could I ask for? Unlimited wifi, please.
$78 per night / no minimum
For this location you are renting just a room instead of the entire apartment, but I don’t think you would be disappointed by the space. The interior photos read like a magazine, and I question if humans actually live here. Everything is so perfect. The hosts have great reviews so it must live up to expectations.
Have you stayed in any interesting locations or stylish lodging? I would love to hear about it in the comments!