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