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My first experience with Airbnb was in Trieste this year. I knew that it is in “vogue” to book through Airbnb because it offers plenty of pretty and quirky homes to strangers at a reasonable price. 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 t be 100% sure about the decision of staying in someone else’s house. To understand the procedure a little better I went online to read more reviews of different places that Airbnb offered, in Italy and other parts of the world. I was pretty satisfied at the end as it seemed like the option to take. So many people were using it! The Trieste room was booked in the end.

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It turned out to be the best decision! My Airbnb room was exactly as promised online. It was spotlessly clean with a large window overlooking the narrow street. There was free Wifi and fruit with coffee on the table. 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 case I needed to warm my food or have a cup of coffee. Best part about staying was that I was fun 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 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 relatives?? Isn’t that a lovely idea! My room was named Beatrice! I’d totally recommend you to book this place if you are ever in Trieste. I also loved the entire concept of staying at a local’s place and personally love the concept of Airbnb now.

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

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This osteria is just below Daniele’s lovely house.

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