As i mentioned in my earlier posts (and you may have caught some snaps on my instagram), during our time in Portugal we would be passing through a couple of locations where we wouldn't have any friends and family to stay with and so we needed to find a location to rest our heads.
We looked around at various hotels but travelling with Bionda we wanted a bit more flexibility on where we stayed and having a bit more space. We decided to look into Air BNB.
I used it a few times a while ago but never on a holiday adventure and I was excited to see what we could find, we both follow Air BNB on Instagram and some of the locations you see through there are incredible. The thing we liked most about using Air BNB was that you can choose how much you want to spend on your stay. It can suit all types from a single traveller looking to meet people on a pit stop and therefore using a private room in a shared house to a large family wanting a room for everyone! The filter function on the website means you can dictate area, price, room type and what elements are must have (e.g dishwasher and wifi etc).
We used Air BNB to stay in Porto and in Lisbon and the choice was great. We decided to get somewhere that was easy for us to walk into town and somewhere we could park the car. Since we were only there for a short time we wanted to ensure we would have to do a lot of travelling when we arrived to get to the places we needed to go. It also meant we could cook our own breakfast and eat
All in all we were really happy with our Air BNB finds, having a home from home made travelling life much easier and far more comfortable for us. We will definitely be using them again our next adventure, in fact Air BNB locations might influence where we travel next!
Take a look at the two locations we choose for our say.