Are short term apartments a good idea for traveling?

Are short term apartments a good idea for traveling?

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    without knowing details
    yes, they are a good idea

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The details are that I travel a lot and need a place to stay for at most 2 months and at least 1 month. However, I don't know if a short term apartment would be better than just long-term hotel or AirBnB. This is all for N. American traveling.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        AirBNB is basically short-term apartment rentals, right? Or are you referring to those chain-operated studio/suite hotels they rent by the month in many American cities? Being the simplest and most affordable housing around, you will have deadbeats, lowlifes, retirees, temp workers, and Black folk for neighbors. And if you paid for a full month, you are stuck there. At least if the motel you stayed at is shitty, you can pack up and move somewhere else the next day.
        Location is very important if you will be staying in a place for a long time, especially if you don't have a car. You'd want either a quiet respectable neighborhood, or a walkable downtown location.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't have too much experience with AirBnB, is is good? I was just thinking of using Craigslist and trying to find something for at least 1k and no lease.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Used AirBnB a couple times for ~month duration. My understanding is that if you stay a minimum of a month, you can get a pretty massive discount, like 50%? If you total cost by number of days, you'd be hard pressed to find a comparable hotel that's cheaper in my experience (US and eastern europe).

            In general, my only guidance is to stick to "Superhost" hosts, which have strong reputations. I've heard some horror stories about host/bnbs that are not great...

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              Hotels often offer weekly and monthly rates as well, with the equivalent daily rate discount varying greatly.
              Airbnb hosts in Mexico charged me the daily rate regardless of my length of stay. However, paying with cash for additional days resulted in no airbnb fees.
              You always want to reserve for a night or two, then extend your stay AFTER you decide you enjoy the place. Even the best rental can be in a shitty location that you will absolutely hate after a couple weeks. However, you've gotta keep your fingers crossed that someone else doesn't reserve the place out from under you before you arrange something with your host.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't have too much experience with AirBnB, is is good?
            depends how swarthy the owner is for how much risk there is for it being a shady rental
            also a lot of boomers trying to pay off a brand new mortgage on an investment property that has no reviews

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    How short term? But yeah generally if a month or longer go Facebook marketplace and search apartments there to get cheap ones..

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      1 month at most.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    will this apartment be furnished at all? air b&bs i think are completely furnished. you wouldn't want to get a place with no furniture and nothing in the kitchen.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you want to stay in the place you're traveling to for more than a week?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why would you want to leave the place you're traveling to after only a few days? Bored already?
      Assuming two meals a day, one week in a destination is only 14 meals. A week is barely enough time to experience the variety of local cuisine, especially when a great meal at a great place simply must be eaten twice.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Bored already?
        yea
        you can never experience everything, there is never enough time spent - places are dynamic and constantly change over time different seasons and also over the years. the individual is also changing over time in different stages of life

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    In my experience they’re a lot more expensive than long-term rentals and vacation rentals or hotels.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    You’ll generally overpay. Don’t be afraid to haggle on AirBnB especially for longer stays. I went through a professional management company and then just booked directly with them. Apartment was crappy by first world standards but had a great location and they treated me fairly, but I was paying probably double what I needed to if I had done more homework.

    One thing to keep in mind is that if you’re going to a cheaper country you might not even need a kitchen to eat cheaply, depending on your definition of cheap. I probably could have fed myself at restaurants for around $15 a day in Colombia.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where is this? In the first world getting a place for less than 12 months is hard, less than 6 is impossible. Airbnb and hotels are ridiculously expensive.

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