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My first experience with Airbnb was in Trieste this year. I knew that it was in “vogue” to book through Airbnb because it offered plenty of pretty and quirky homes to strangers, very different from the usual hostels and hotels.

So while hunting for a room in central Trieste, I found this lovely Airbnb room which was only a 5 minutes walk from Piazza unita d’Italia. The reviews of the place were just fabulous so there was no room for doubt and the place looked great from the pictures.

was only a little skeptical because it was my first booking on Airbnb and I wanted to  be 100% sure about the decision of staying in someone else’s house. To understand the procedure a little better (and to increase my faith in Airbnb) I went online to read more reviews of different places that Airbnb offered- some in Italy, some in other parts of the world. I was pretty satisfied at the end as it seemed like the option to take.

The Trieste room was booked and I hoped all would go well.

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As it turns out, it went GREAT!

My Airbnb room was exactly the same as in the pictures. I absolutely loved the place as the room was very pretty and clean. With a large window to the narrow street downstairs, free Wifi and fruit and coffee on the table, I was delighted. I was given an extra key of the house to enter and exit as and when I wished. My room was blue and so lovely I didn’t want to go out 😛

The breakfast was in a cute cozy kitchen right next to my room. There were all the amenities in the kitchen in case I needed to warm my food or have a cup of coffee. Best part about staying was that I was only 5 minutes from the main piazza and 10 minutes away from the Train station. It was fun being in the centre of everything and yet in a quiet street.

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The hosts– Daniele and her husband were very kind and warm. Though Daniele was unwell when I visited, I was in touch with her husband who was very sweet and took care of every need despite having to worry about Daniele’s health problem. Every day he asked me what time I would like to have breakfast. He made sure I got my fair share of privacy when I came back to my room in the evening. It was a very pleasant experience staying in this house knowing that Daniele and her husband were across the hall in their flat for any emergency or issues.

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Did I tell you every room in the house is named after one of Daniele and her husband’s female relative?? Isn’t that a lovely idea. My room was named Beatrice if am not mistaken!

I’d totally recommend you to book this bnb if you head to Trieste. I also loved the entire concept of staying at a local’s place. I think Airbnb is doing a fantastic job of showing such homes to us and I will definitely book again through them.

Have you tried Airbnb?? How was your experience??

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P.S.- this osteria is just below Daniele’s lovely house.

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