Airbnb was founded in 2008 as a way for people in the San Francisco area to rent out their spare room to earn a bit of money on the side. Fast-forward ten years and Airbnb has gone global. Remember before, when we only used to look at hotels or possibly an apartment for business travel? Airbnb is now an option most people barely remember doing without. It's an option that offers a lot more freedom and flexibility for travelers and even more so for Millennials who are
reshaping the business travel landscape.A few years ago, Airbnb used to be the cheapest option for travelers. But now, it’s important to consider whether to choose an Airbnb or hotel for business travel depending on where you're traveling to. In fact, in some cities, it’s actually more expensive to choose an Airbnb. So let’s look into this in more depth and outline the top 10 cities where it’s cheaper to book an Airbnb than a hotel.
- With an Airbnb you have a lot more flexibility with kitchen facilities—it means that you don’t have to spend a huge amount of money dining out every night.
- Airbnbs can be more comfortable than a hotel room. They feel more homely, and they’re a space to relax in after a day of business meetings or conference talks.
- For larger groups, Airbnb tends to be the cheapest option. Look for Airbnbs with multiple rooms where you can still have your privacy when sharing with colleagues.
- Central Airbnbs are generally much cheaper than hotels—so if public transport isn’t your thing, especially in a foreign city, you’ll be better off with an Airbnb.
- Airbnbs offer 100% travel compliance for office managers and HR through TravelPerk—great for travelers and managers alike.