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19 Things You Need to Know Before Booking an Airbnb

Cheapism Logo By Saundra Latham of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 20: Airbnb has made it easier than ever to find unique places to stay, often at prices that beat the big hotel chains. The site also offers a variety of accommodations, from luxury rentals to tiny homes and even Airstreams, making it a viable option for all budgets. But if you've never booked an Airbnb before, the process can seem daunting: What should you look for in a property and a host? What kind of fees will you encounter, and are you able to cancel at the last minute? We've consulted with travel experts to answer those questions and more in this guide for Airbnb newbies.

How to Ditch the Hotels

Airbnb has made it easier than ever to find unique places to stay, often at prices that beat the big hotel chains. The site also offers a variety of accommodations, from luxury rentals to tiny homes and even Airstreams, making it a viable option for all budgets. But if you've never booked an Airbnb before, the process can seem daunting: What should you look for in a property and a host? What kind of fees will you encounter, and are you able to cancel at the last minute? We've consulted with travel experts to answer those questions and more in this guide for Airbnb newbies.

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