kcrunnerguy saidHas anybody tried using either one of these hotel alternate services while traveling. If so tell me about your experiences with it. Seems to have really grown and gained acceptance.
Tell me your real live stories of using Airbnb or the Gay version Misterbnb.
I have friends who regularly return to visit elderly family members who have "downsized" from family homes and can no longer accommodate the relatives in house. I've personally observed several of the accommodations booked through airbnb locally, which have been convenient, clean, comfortable, and quite reasonably priced below local hotel prices, ranging from a room in a single family home to an entire house/condo unit rented out. Additionally, one of my personal friends is offering through airbnb a bedroom in her home, located in one of the premier residential areas of the country, super convenient to everything around the city, has thrown dinner parties (which I've attended) for guests she's particularly liked, and is regularly fully booked.
Like anything, one needs to check things out as much as one can beforehand, but in general, the experiences seem to be quite positive that I've heard both locally and from friends in other parts of the country.
Also, I have another friend locally who is registered on the couch-surfing website (whatever it's called) and has enjoyed many interesting guests from the US as well as from other countries.