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I knew that it is in “vogue” to book through Airbnb because it offers plenty of comfortable and quirky homes to strangers at a reasonable price. So while hunting for a room in central Trieste, I found this lovely Airbnb which was only a 5 minutes walk from the centre- 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 I went online to read more reviews of different places that Airbnb offered, in Italy and other parts of the world. I was 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 on the table. I was given an extra key of the house to enter and exit as and when I wished. My room was oh so blue and lovely that I didn’t want to go out!

The breakfast was in a cozy kitchen right next to my room. All amenities were given in case I needed to warm my food or have a cup of coffee or even cook. The best part about staying there was that I was in the centre of everything and yet in a decently 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 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 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’dtotally 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. I fell in love with the way they spoke Italian too.

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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