What’s up Members of the Barrio It’s Jon and i’m in Fort Lauderdale for the weekend And because it’s so humid outside so you’ve got to take 3 showers a day just to survive. I’ve decided to make an indoor video tackling the great Debate Airbnbs vs Hotels Because i’m actually spending 2 nights at each, perfect timing right? If you want to keep up with all of my adventures from the around the world and learn some useful travel tips as well. Make sure that you’re subscribed and have notfiications turned on So you don’t miss out on any new videos. Let’s get started and the first thing that everyone is always concerned about when you look at Airbnbs vs Hotels Is Price Now on the surface i’m going to give Airbnbs the edge here Because not only can you rent your own apartment Which i’m doing right now But you can also rent a room in a shared apartment And there’s even more budget options I’ve seen the ability to rent a tent in somebody’s backyard And that’s something you could never do with a hotel Now on the flip side I’ve noticed that nicer hotels tend to cost more than your average AirBnb In most cities You do have the option of using points to book hotels Which you can’t do with AirBnb For example we’re staying at this really nice room at the PGA Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida And I spent just 9,000 Chase Ultimate Reward Points per night to book it. Another cool thing about hotels is that sometimes you will find sales on a brand On Expedia.com And I’ve never seen a site wide sale on Airbnb Let’s talk Amenities And this is where Airbnbs tend to shine for me Not only does this apartment in Fort Lauderdale have a living room And a full kitchen As well as a washer and a dryer But even for somebody like me who’s not a good cook Just having the ability to scramble eggs in the morning Or if i’m feeling adventurous enough To try and cook some dinner Can save you a lot of money Especially if you’re staying in a really expensive country Let’s say somewhere in Western Europe Alright so you don’t have the option to cook food at a hotel But we have do have here is an on-site restaurant And most hotels typically have places you could walk to nearby So if you’re okay being lazier And spending more money. Hotels usually work And one advantage to hotels which you’ll never get at an AirBnb Is room service. I’d like to order a Cobb Salad One of my favorite things about AirBnbs is location Because many times they are located in more residential areas than hotels are. Hotels generally tend to be clustered all in one spot So if you’re interested in exploring a particuluar neighborhood in a city And there’s not hotels there You can generally find an AirBnb pretty close by Then again unless your AirBnb host is super informative and helpful Staying at a hotel typically does gives you the option to have a concierge Who can provide you with a list of things to do And brochures So if you want to have your hand held a little bit more in a new city Hotels are definitely the way to go The length of your stay is also a very important factor in determining between an Airbnb and a hotel For a longer term stay I generally would pick and AirBnb I mean what better way to feel like a local than having your own apartment in a really cool neighborhood Now another tip that I discussed in my first Airbnb Video was how you can contact hosts in advance And try to negoiate a price for a monthly rental A lot of times they are going to be willing to bring that price down To ensure long term occupancy of their place On the flip side for a shorter stay, generally anything under 2 or 3 nights I tend to prefer staying at hotels Because there’s just more to do On site And i’ve also been using points to pay for it. One perk to Airbnbs is the amount of space that you get This is the living room area just by itself Got plenty of space And a humongous TV We’ve also got 2 bedrooms down the hallway Alright AirBnbs definitley win on space This is a room, but it’s just a room I knew I should have ugpraded to that suite Let’s talk aobut one thing that’s really bothered me lately about Airbnbs And that’s what I call the petty negative reference Now this has all started in my opinion because a lot of guests are expecting to much From these apartment rentals And they’re starting to right really dumb things on hosts profiles So in return hosts are starting to get very petty about what they expect out of you And i’m going to give you a great example from my last Mexican trip And I can not make this up We got a negative reference because we did not make the bed Before leaving the apartment Let me repeat that We did not make the bed Isn’t the whole point of not making the bed so they can more easily wash everything? Maybe she was going to leave the sheets and comforter like that for the next guests I don’t really know We contacted AirBnb about it They weren’t willing to do a thing And I’ve heard other people getting negative references for things that they didn’t even do And that’s one thing about the whole Airbnb reference system that is really starting to bug me The glory of staying at a hotel is that generally you’re anonymous and unless you have an all night boozefest And start throwing things out onto the street You’re probably not going to have any problems But I am not recommending that sort of behavior for my viewers Let’s talk internet here Especially for you business travelers out there And at an Airbnb First of all you’re never going to have to pay for Wifi internet Second you’re generally going to find faster internet speeds At a private residence Than at a big hotel where you’re sharing that wifi with hundreds or even thousands of other people. Then again depending on where you’re staying Most hotels do come with a desk to work at And they also have business centers Where you can make copies and print stuff There isn’t one right answer here Some people do better at hotels Others do better at AirBnbs If you’re like me, maybe you like both of them For a short term stay or for a stay where I can utilize points Or a big sale I’m going to pick a hotel For a long term stay I’m definitley going to be taking an AirBnb It’s those 3 to 7 night stays where sometimes I’m just not sure And I’ve got to take it on a case by case basis Guys leave me some comments down below Tell me do you prefer staying in AirBnbs Or hotels And why And give me some examples. 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