My Very First Airbnb Booking Experience

Staycation has been popular nowadays. Staycation means a holiday that you take at home or near your home rather than travelling to another (according to Cambridge dictionary). Me and my girls decided to have an overnight staycation to catch up and bond. Since this will be a very short vacation, I looked for a place which is near from our work and much affordable.

Airbnb is alternative booking app where you can choose a place to stay from different listings all around the world. People nowadays find it very convenient because it's much affordable than hotels.

So going back, this is my very first try to through Airbnb though matagal na akong aware about this. Natatakot kasi ako na baka hindi siya secured. Of course, this is someone else's place so you'll never know what will happen. Kaya ang una kong tinitignan yung mga reviews. So nagtingin ako ng nagtingin then nahanap ko itong place within Mandaluyong.

We booked this 1 bedroom condominium in Acqua Residence, Mandaluyong. Malapit siya sa boundary ng Makati. This condominium is not yet finished kaya wala pa silang available amenities like swimming pool or gym.

In-fairness, check-in and check-out was smooth. Ang bilis din magreply ng host sa mga inquiries namen. We had the place on our own and though studio type siya, it's big enough for all of us 4 girls.

Actually if you will check the listing, the place is good for 2 people because there's only 1 bed. Good thing, pumayag yung may-ari kahit na 4 kami, (3 lang nagovernight samen). The bed is actually enough for us.

Our view from the balcony during daytime.

And our view from the balcony during night time.

Of course we need to have a mandatory groufie.

You can bring your own food to enjoy your stay. We bought movies to watch too.

Then had our breakfast outside to enjoy the morning breeze. We had our breakfast delivered.

The room includes of the following amenities:

• free wifi and use of phone for local calls
• towels for guests
• utensils, electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, water dispenser and electric kettle
• toiletries and tissues
• flat screen tv and working table
• extra blankets
• shower heater and bidet
• ironing board and flat iron
• extensions for more socket
• split type aircon

Overall our stay at this place is memorable and would recommend it to anyone who wants to relax, or just need a place to stay. We booked the place for ₱1,681 (31 USD) for 3 guests and 1 visitor. You can check this place through airbnb or you may click here.