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My First Experience with Airbnb in Trieste

This post is from 2015 when Airbnb was a relatively new concept. The concept of living in a comfortable home of a stranger at a reasonable price sounded unreal to me. So while hunting for a place to stay in Trieste, I found this lovely Airbnb in the first few searches. I wanted to be 100% sure about staying in someone else’s house so I read reviews of this place before booking it. After a few days, I decided this was the best room available to me at my dates and price so I booked to have my first experience with Airbnb in Trieste!

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My Airbnb in Trieste

My First Experience with Airbnb in Trieste

B&B al Cucherle:

I booked B&B al Cucherle – located in a noisy street in Trieste. The B&B was exactly as promised online. It was only a 5 minutes walk from the centre and was spotlessly clean, comfortable and pretty, so much so that I did not feel like going out!

My room had a large window overlooking the street while the kitchen for the guests was right opposite. The B&B was equipped with all amenities such as a fully furnished kitchen to cook or enjoy a cup of coffee! Of course there was free Wifi and an extra key of the house to enter and exit as and when I wished.

Every room in the B&B was named after one of the hosts female relatives. My room was named Beatrice 🙂  When I reached there, I somehow already knew this would shape up to be a new yet exciting experience for me- my first experience on Airbnb. 

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Time for breakfast- fette biscottate, juice and nutella

Host Review:

My hosts Daniele and her husband were unbelievably kind. Daniele was unwell during the time of my visit so her husband took care of everything. Despite being in the hospital for a fair share of time, I never had to wait. Every day I was given a timely breakfast and lot of local advice on where to visit and eat. 

I make friends quickly so we ended up being friends. We chatted about Daniele’s health, the city and it’s unique location in Italy. It was a very pleasant experience staying in this house knowing that I was well looked after. The hosts live right across the hall but there’s a fair share of privacy for the guests. 

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I love this kitchen!

Conclusion:

I highly recommend you to book B&b al Cucherle if you’re ever looking for a place to stay in Trieste. This post is in no way affiliated to Airbnb and is all my personal opinion. 

Read Jan Morris’s book “Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere” to know more on Trieste!

Further Reading:

Have you booked through Airbnb?? How was your experience??

53 Comments

  • Image Earth Travel
    February 20, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Great write-up!

    We always use Airbnbs and especially in Italy as they’re much better value and more personal than hotels.

    I’ve only spent one day in Trieste but as a side-trip from Venice during Carnivale, will have to return to Trieste. My mother’s family used to live in Trieste before arriving in Australia in the early 1950s. I need to do a lot of research there and in Rijeka, Croatia (formerly Fiume, Italy), where my mother was born. 🙂

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  • mikyriccia
    December 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Never tried! as I prefer hotels than home ( in Italy) maybe abroad – to get in touch with locals could be interesting😉

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    • Ishita
      December 22, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Absolutely 😉 Try it!

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  • Diana Lynn
    December 21, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    What a great room! So cute….and glad to know the Triestini were treating you well!

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    • Ishita
      December 21, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you Diana :* I can’t wait to return!

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  • Born to Travel
    December 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Ishita,
    We have used AirBnB quite a few times in France ( this year) and Germany and Slovakia (last year). They have been a mix of apartments and rooms in someone’s house or apartment. Our experiences have been really good. Most of the host/hostesses have been friendly and a wealth of good information about their city/town or region. Pleased your first experience was a good one. Cheers, Mark

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    • Ishita
      December 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Mark 🙂 I am glad to hear of your experiences. I hope I have many good ones to share!

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  • Clunegapyears
    December 21, 2015 at 2:28 am

    We used them in Ljublana for three nights whilst our motorhome had some repairs. Like yours, we were central, had a free run of the house and our hosts were really welcoming and gave us lots of information. MUCH better than an impersonal hotel and cheaper too.

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    • Ishita
      December 21, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Isn’t Ljubljana a delight?? Yep you are right about the impersonal thing

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  • ravenhawks magazine
    December 19, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    Thanks for sharing an Airbnb experience.

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    • Ishita
      December 19, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks for sharing!

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  • Coral Waight
    December 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Great advice. Thanks.

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    • Ishita
      December 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Always a pleasure Coral

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  • sikiky
    December 19, 2015 at 10:30 am

    my first time using air BnB when i was in munich last october. travelling thousan miles away from where I live. it turn out great, even the host travelled to my country 2 months before I came. so it’s like talking to old friend 🙂 thx for the post.

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    • Ishita
      December 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Sounds nice 🙂 its nice to meet such warm hosts .. Must have been interesting to hear things about your own country from his/her perspective

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  • Sonal Athnikar
    December 19, 2015 at 9:13 am

    You won’t believe, just yesterday I was checking Airbnb in Pune. Still searching for one. What a lovely experience you had. Loved that blue room. It is a great concept where you get your privacy and at the same time get to meet people and best is the feeling that someone is around in an unknown place. Will surely try one soon 🙂

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    • Ishita
      December 19, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Such a coincidence!! Me too. The house also has purple and green room 🙂 absolutely

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  • Aditi Kaushiva
    December 19, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I love the concept of Airbnb but haven’t tried it yet for the same reasons. Just skeptical. Would surely give it a try now.

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    • Ishita
      December 19, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      You must aditi. Check the reviews and room status whether shared or not before you book

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  • viktoriap
    December 19, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Wow! The place looks great! I am actually still waiting for my first airbnb experience. No more hotels for me!

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    • Ishita
      December 19, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Thank you 🙂 its very warm and inviting

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  • DreamDiscoverItalia.com
    December 19, 2015 at 4:22 am

    I always stay AirBnB although I tend to take the whole place (studios etc) as I like my space – have always had a great experience and am glad you’ve discovered it now too Ishita!!!

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    • Ishita
      December 19, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Good to hear that Liz. But since I wanted to eat out I didn’t take the entire apartment. Yes indeed great experiences. Thanks so much for stopping by :*

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  • Kaitlin Throgmorton
    December 19, 2015 at 3:12 am

    What a cute little place!! I’m glad you loved Airbnb!

    I’m actually about to do a post on how to have a great Airbnb experience. I’ve stayed in a whole bunch of them this year, and just love everything about it — that it’s local, often a more central location, often cheaper, and often has more amenities.

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    • Ishita
      December 19, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Thanks Kaitlin 🙂 I’m looking forward to it. I agree its definitely giving hotels a run for their money

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  • Lyn
    December 19, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Great info Ishita. I have used AirBnb to rent apartments in Rome and Portovenere but I have never just rented a room. I was seriously considering doing it next year in Italy, now I am convinced. Thanks Ishita.

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    • Ishita
      December 19, 2015 at 8:08 am

      How interesting Lyn. I never cook when I’m in Italy so don’t require a whole apartment for me .. But il try that someday. Yes you must! Thank you 🙂 n see you soon.

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      • Lyn
        December 19, 2015 at 8:21 am

        The reason I rented apartments is because I had friends joining me. When we stayed in Bagni di Lucca we were there for 4 weeks. I don’t enjoy eating out every day for so long. But next year I am really excited to just rent a room. See you

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        • Ishita
          December 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm

          Yes 4 weeks is a long time! True me neither. I’m excited for you too 🙂

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  • pieterarnolli
    December 18, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Great to read about your experience. We always rent houses in Italy with airbnb.

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you, I’m going to see more places now. My faith in airbnb is quite high now ;

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  • Tanja
    December 18, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Looks very cute! I’ve never tried this!

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks, it was a wonderful experience!

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  • Tony
    December 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Great to read about a positive experience. I may need to use this on my next trip! 🙂

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      Oh you must Tony! 🙂

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  • Pallavi Kamat
    December 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    What a lovely post, Ishita. And I absolutely loved your room 🙂 I haven’t yet booked through AirBnB but maybe I should sometime in the future 🙂

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Thank you Pallavi! So nice to see you here :* yes you must .. I insist!

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  • TravelsWithRae
    December 18, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    So glad that you had such an excellent experience
    . It looks wonderful.
    I used Vbro for the 1st time on my Italy trip for 3 different apartments, and was equally as happy.
    Thankful that these types of options exist.

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Oh bow interesting Rae. Il check it for sure! 🙂 n thank you.

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  • khansana1000
    December 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I have tried it quite many times while travelling in Spain ,it was quite good experience , I prefer staying in a home than a hotel and I liked the overall experience until now we got good hosts so far 🙂

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      Same here:) I agree with you.

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  • Anoop Negi
    December 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Pardon the typos….

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    • Ishita
      December 19, 2015 at 8:09 am

      that’s alright 🙂

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  • Anoop Negi
    December 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    AirBnb seems to mne meeting the needs of travelers who would want a bit of local color and meeting actual people of the place which would be what you would say for a “traveler” as compared to a tourist>
    I have seen many AirBnB properties in India, including a few in and around Simla. Basically I used to shoot photos for them when the company used to pay good money about 3-4 years ago.

    I love the place that you have put up photos of. Beautifully done and your hosts seem to be great people.

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      It definitely is Anoop. I love meeting and being around locals and getting to know their favorite eating places ..thank you so much 🙂

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  • timelessitaly
    December 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    What a cute room! I’ve had some Airbnb experiences too and they have all been nice. And I enjoy meeting the locals this way!

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Me too Susan. Would like to hear your reviews someday.

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  • voguishlychic
    December 18, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Ishita this must have been such a great experience. The room looks straight out of a fairy tale.

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      It was Jovita. I really hope to use it more.

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  • Debra Kolkka
    December 18, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    We used Airbnb once in Barcelona and found it good. We have listed Casa Debbio with them but have not had a response yet.

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      I hope you get a response soon 🙂

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  • Priyanka Gujral
    December 18, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Always wanted to know firsthand Airbnb experience !! Much needed post 😀 and yes, the place looks very inviting <3

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    • Ishita
      December 18, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      Much needed indeed 😉 I hope you use it soon!

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