5 Things You Should Know Before Booking on Airbnb (1/6)

Tired of overpriced hotels, impersonal treatment, and cookie-cutter accommodations? An online vacation rental service like Airbnb may be just the thing to revive your wanderlust. Here's what you need to know before booking on Airbnb, HomeAway or VRBO.

Considering Booking on Airbnb?Photo: Airbnb

Considering Booking on Airbnb?

Many Canadians are turning to online vacation rental services such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO to save cash, meet new people, and enjoy a more authentic travel experience. In the past year, more than 935,000 Canadians have waved goodbye to stuffy hotel rooms, and bunked with Airbnb hosts instead. The accommodations on offer range from spare rooms to entire houses, with castles, igloos, boats, and even treehouses catering to the more adventurous traveller. But before you pack your bags, here are the five things you must know before booking with an online vacation rental service. 

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