Explore the World!


Every type of accommodation, everywhere in the world. The choice is yours.

If you haven’t already heard of Airbnb, it is a lodging site on which people rent out their rooms, apartments, and houses to people looking for a place to stay. Even though there are lots of sites that focus on rentals, Airbnb is the biggest one of al with more than 600,000 listings in 192 countries. With Airbnb you can choose from simple futons on the ground to spacious apartments in chic neighbourhoods, luxury villas on the beach or even castles. And because nearly all of what you pay goes to the owner directly, the prices tend to be lower than some hotel prices.

Safety measures that make sense.

Airbnb requires both guests and hosts to provide identification to them, usually in the form of a scanned ID and your phone number also has to be verified. Reviews are also available that allow you to see the history of both guests and hosts on Airbnb. And in order to prevent scams, all payment is handled through Airbnb. In case there are any issues, guests can contact Airbnb’s customer service 24/7. If you’re a host, Airbnb will cover damage up to a certain amount, however there are exceptions. Just make sure that you read the reviews carefully before making your decision.

Let your adventure begin.

Use Airbnb to find good-value accommodation in destinations where it is at a premium. London, Melbourne, Hong Kong – the world can be your oyster!

Stroll around Marvellous Melbourne.

There’s something for everyone in Melbourne. As one of Australia’s most popular cities, it is packed with attractions, from laid-back laneways and lush parks to grand libraries and museums, all wrapped up in a vibrant, creative atmosphere. Even though there are many options for accommodation when visiting Melbourne, if you want a totally different experience, try searching Airbnb for attractive alternative places.

Here’s an example of an apartment on the Airbnb site, it’s a great option when visiting the Melbourne CBD. This two-storey loft apartment is rated 5/5 stars. You can enjoy the city view or the most amazing sunset from this modern apartment’s floor to ceiling windows. It lodges 2 guests and the rate is a reasonable $66/night.


This article was published in the January 2016 issue of Inspire Living Magazine. Download it here!