What are the key differences between Air BnBs and serviced apartments?

When looking for the accommodation for your holiday finding an apartment that is good in terms of price, quality and location can make all the difference between a high-quality stay and a lack-lustre experience. With the wealth of options on the market at the moment knowing what route to go down with your booking is becoming a challenge. With that in mind, here are some of the key differences between an AirBnB and a serviced apartment.

  1. An Airbnb won’t necessarily offer the ‘fully serviced’ package

Whilst Airbnbs will often come with standard amenities like Wi-Fi, kitchens and washrooms they will not necessarily have the added extras like a restaurant, bar or front desk reception. These can be a big loss if you are travelling in a big group and are looking to put your feet up. Also one of the unique selling points of a serviced apartment is the fact that they make the process of finding and booking it easy and frictionless.

  • The check-in process for an Airbnb can be a challenge

As stated, serviced apartments are typically easier to check into than a standard Airbnb. This can take a lot of the stress out of your travel. The check-in process for Airbnbs varies from apartment to apartment and there is often a lot less flexibility in terms of the check-in and check-out times. If you find a good serviced apartment provider they may have a front desk that you can check into during standard times and make the process of checking in late a pleasant experience.

  • Serviced apartment providers are more reliable

One of the best thing about Airbnb is the accessibility of it. There are very few barriers to opening up your own apartment for visitors. This is a double-edged sword as it can lead to a lot of subpar providers entering the market. Most serviced apartment’s providers have a whole team behind them who job it is to ensure that you have a good stay. This is one of the many reasons why people book serviced apartments over Airbnbs

You don’t have to go through booking sites to find the right apartment for your stay

Whilst many will view Airbnbs as the first point of call for organising their accommodation, many times going directly to the serviced apartment provider will get you a better price. Make sure you look at the online reviews of your accommodation provider to make sure you get the best stay.