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    Alene Bouranova is a Pacific Northwest native and a BU alum (COM’16). After earning a BS in journalism, she spent four years at Boston magazine writing, copyediting, and managing production for all publications. These days, she covers campus happenings, current events, and more for BU Today. Fun fact: she’s still using her Terrier card from 2013. When she’s not writing about campus, she’s trying to lose her Terrier card so BU will give her a new one. She lives in Cambridge with her plants. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Choosing between an Airbnb and a Hotel This Summer? Here Are Some Things to Consider

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I prefer staying in an Airbnb with my family while on vacation because it feels like home. Last month, we went to Vermont and booked a townhouse where we had plenty of space to roam around, and our pet rabbit had a blast. The house also had a balcony, perfect for enjoying evening coffee. You don’t get these experiences in a hotel.
    I agree with you, it is totally circumstantial. I think if you want to spend some time in nature and enjoy where you stay, Airbnb is the best option. However, if you’re primarily exploring outside, spending the night in a hotel room is also a good choice.

  2. When I looked at some Air B&B’s recently, the prices were no different than most hotels, then add on the $200-250 cleaning fee, and the $400 Air B&B fees! Maybe in other parts of the world you might find bargains, but the US based listings I looked at definitely were not!

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