Airbnb - Should I or shouldn't I?! Well, you definitely should. Apart from the cost savings, it has other benefits too. If you are on a long trip, you can pick options with laundry facility, the owners are pretty helpful and provide assistance with local travel and sightseeing. However, if you opt for an apartment with shared bathroom with other housemates, no guarantee that the others will be as inclined as you to keep it neat for others, unless perhaps, its shared with the owner. Also, locating the place or travel time on foot from the nearest bus station or metro might be a bit difficult, especially if you have luggage. Unlike hotels, not all homes have a landmark and while owners do their best to give good directions and there is a map option in the app, it can get a bit tiring. For instance, in Italy, some cities have cobbled footpaths while some are up steep roads, which can get tiring with your luggage to carry around.