When I was looking at quotes for my trip I nearly had a meltdown. How on earth will I plan and pay for this trip. The travel agent gave me a rough estimate on how much things will cost, but it made me feel uneasy.
So I took the plunge and decided to book more than half of my accommodation with Airbnb. Was I scared? Hell yeah, as a female solo traveller on the other side of the planet I thought of all the things that could go wrong.
1. How can you trust the host?
The hosts are verified meaning they have to show government identification to prove they say who they are. You should always check the reviews and pictures to make sure you know what to expect. I messaged all my hosts prior to booking to make sure I knew as much as possible and see how welcoming they were.
2. How do you book?
You search for the city and dates you would like to book and the availability will show up. Next add your card details and you will receive a confirmation.
3. Will I meet my host?
Not always, I didn’t meet mine in Hong Kong I was just given instructions on how to enter and directions to the accommodation.
4. What if things don’t work out?
Your safety is a priority so if you are uncomfortable then go with your instinct. Also worth noting the emergency number for the location you are at, just to be cautious.