How to Choose a Great Airbnb Basement When Traveling

When you’re traveling throughout the world, you’re going to have to find a place to stay. There are many places you can stay when traveling – people find all sorts of unique ways to discover a place to rest every night. Airbnb has become a common way to find your home away from home as a traveler in a different state or even a different country. Here’s what you can do to make sure you’re booking the right Airbnb basement for your needs.

1. Look at the Actual Listing Description

Don’t just rely on the pictures or the title of a listing. You need to make sure you’re reading through the entirety of the listing before you book it. The listing might have some fine print that you need to read before you commit to this rental. For example, some listings disallow parties entirely, while some allow parties only if you talk to the owner beforehand. The listing can also tell you whether you’ll share an entrance with the people who live in the home and what accommodations the owner will be able to make for you.

2. Check All the Pictures on the Listing

As with the listing description, you want to be thorough when it comes to checking all the pictures. Pictures can give you an accurate idea of what the space looks like, how large the space is, and what you can use the space for. It’s always a good idea to look at every picture the owner uploaded. These pictures can also indicate any potential problems that you’ll want to plan for before you book the location, including issues such as whether you have your own external entrance.

3. Browse Through Previous Reviews

Reviews are the gold standard in determining whether a specific rental is worth it. Especially on a platform like Airbnb, where the owner can’t manipulate the reviews that show up, these reviews can help you decide whether you should book a specific rental or move on to something else. Look for extensive reviews, whether good or bad, to get a fuller understanding of the rental itself.

4. Know What You’re Renting For

There are different ways to use a rental. For example, you might want to rent a huge retreat for all your friends to party at or you might want to rent a small room for you to crash after a day of exploring the area. Even if it’s just you, it’s still important to think about how often you expect to be in your room and how much you want to use it. Do you just want it to be somewhere you sleep, or are you going to spend leisure time there?


As a traveler, you need to make a lot of choices about your travels yourself. One of those choices will be where you spend your nights. Airbnb basements can be a great option. As long as you follow these tips, you’ll be able to find a great basement.

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