Airbnbs I’ve Loved 

Rachel Off Duty: Airbnbs I've Loved

Whenever I travel, I spend a lot of time comparing hotels and Airbnbs. While hotels often offer amenities and peace of mind, Airbnbs are a fun, local experience that allows you to feel more immersed in the life and culture of a place.

Airbnbs can be a great choice if:

  • You want to feel like a local and stay in a ‘home,’ versus a hotel room

  • You’re traveling in a larger group and need more beds and bedrooms within the same booking

  • You’re traveling alone and want to rent a room in a local’s house

  • You’re traveling somewhere where the hotel selection is limited

Below are the Airbnbs I’ve personally stayed in and loved. I’ve stayed in more Airbnbs beyond this list, but I’m keeping my recommendations limited to the homes that I’d rate as 4 stars or higher based on decor, safety, and host communication. NOTE: If you click on a link below and you are redirected to Airbnb’s home listing page, it may mean that that particular listing is no longer available.


My Airbnb Recommendations Around the World

Legend: $: Less than $100 USD/night • $$: $100 - $200 USD/night • $$$: $200+ USD/night

Austin Texas Airbnb

Austin, Texas, USA

Type: Entire Apartment

Beds: 1 king, 1 couch, 1 air mattress (sleeps 4)

Cost: $$

Uig Scotland Airbnb

Uig, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Type: Tiny Home

Beds: 1 double, 1 sofa bed (sleeps 2-3)

Cost: $

Reykjavik Airbnb

Reykjavik, Iceland

Type: Entire Studio

Beds: 1 double (sleeps 2)

Cost: $

Ensenada Mexico Airbnb

Ensenada, Mexico

Type: Entire Loft Apartment

Beds: 1 queen (sleeps 2)

Cost: $

Tamarindo Costa Rica Airbnb

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Type: Entire Condo

Beds: 2 queens, 2 twins (sleeps 6)

Cost: $$$


Monteverde, Costa Rica

Type: Entire House

Beds: 1 king, 5 twins (sleeps 7)

Cost: $$

Temecula, California

Type: Entire House

Beds: 1 king, 2 queens, 2 doubles, 1 bunk bed (sleeps 12)

Cost: $$$