If you have read our ‘Paris: local and budget’ article, you also know that we’ve stayed in an Airbnb apartment which was so nice we could have lived there.
Situated between the Marais and Bastille, just a stone’s throw away from the philantropic warehouse of coolness, Merci, it was the ideal setting for a weekend away and capture the local vibe in Paris.
For those who are not familiar with the Airbnb concept, here’s a quick introduction:
Airbnb is the worldwide succesful online marketplace to rent the residence of a local in any country and city you’d like to visit. Or the other way around, you can let your residence to travelers who want to experience ‘how to live like a local’ during their stay. It is a very nice alternative for a hotel.
The service was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California, and offers places to stay in 192 countries, in over 34.000 cities in the world, and still growing.
How does it work?
1. Go to www.airbnb.com
2. Set up an account
3. Select apartments at your destination
4. We made a top 3 of our favourites because you are never sure if they are all available
5. Contact the owner
6. Once you’ve agreed you’re arrival and departure dates with the owner, complete your reservation
7. When arrived at destination, start enjoying like a local!
(you can also read the steps to follow here.)
Have a look at our Airbnb apartment below: