I was in Boston for a Medical Conference last week, but I wanted to stay on for a few days as I’d not been in Boston for almost 15 years, but I’m not a great fan of faceless hotel chains, so jumped on Google to see what I could find, then I stumbled on AirBnB, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay, or have a place of your own you want to rent out, this site is great!
The concept is simple “We connect people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Guests can build real connections with their hosts, gain access to distinctive spaces, and immerse themselves in the culture of their destinations. Whether it’s an urban apartment or countryside castle, Airbnb makes it effortless to showcase your space to an audience of millions, and to find the right space at any price point, anywhere.”
The site is effortless to use, simply enter your dates and destination and it displays the results ranked on price / location / reviews etc. Make your selection, enter your payment details and that’s it. They even have a newly launched iPhone app, which is excellent.
I stayed at Terry Heinen’s place, aptly named Hotel Alternative, it was a great place and Terry was very welcoming, highly recommend it if you happen to be in Boston