With hundreds of thousands of listings in over 190 countries, Airbnb.com is fast becoming one of the top websites to peruse for travel accommodations. Kitsilano has over 170 Airbnb rentals listed.

From sharing a modern apartment in New York for a night to borrowing an entire 17th century castle in Italy for a month, Airbnb has it covered. Prefer a tree house or a boat? No problem. Igloos and yurts more your style? They can be rented out too.

What are your Airbnb apartment rental options in Kitsilano? Find out below.

Why use Airbnb?

Besides a wide variety of unique and interesting places to stay, many of which are more budget-friendly than your average hotel, Airbnb offers something different. By choosing to rent a local’s apartment, you benefit from your host(s) insider info. You get the ability to experience the neighbourhood as they would experience it, even if it’s just for a day or two. And you  may even make a friend in the process.

How does Airbnb work?

You create a quick profile (as you’ll be subject to a verification process just as your host will be), search for your style of lodging, contact the host to confirm availability, and then submit a payment request and wait for the host to accept. Voilà, you are on your way to living like (and perhaps meeting) a local. At the end of the experience, you review the host, the host reviews you and you are ready to do it again. Other users read the reviews and decide to interact with you based on the reviews listed.

While there may not be any castles or igloos available in Kitsilano, there are currently over 170 listings of properties on the site for our area with a nice range of tastes and prices. Here are three great Airbnb samples for our neighbourhood:

1. Cozy on a Couch

This “best sofabed ever in Kitsilano” listing will set you back a mere $40 per night and it even includes a parking spot. Lauriane and Florian (and their friendly cat) will be your hosts and they can provide free bikes and maps to explore the area.

2. Funky Foosball Flat

For $150 per night you can stay in this “walking to the beach – open suite” on the ground floor of a Dunbar Street home. Family friendly with your own foosball table, large outdoor cedar patio, and laundry facilities, plus some great Kits restaurants close by.

3. Luxury Laneway Living

High end furnishings & appliances, WiFi, Netflix, and free local calls are all part of the private “new 2 bedroom carriage house” package at $225 per night. The second bedroom is set up as an executive office but it has a nice fold-out bed, just in case.

Interested in becoming a host for Airbnb? Read how to host on the Airbnb website.

More Short Term Rental Options in Kitsilano

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Last modified: January 9, 2017

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