How do I choose what type of place to stay in?
Hosts on Airbnb offer a wide variety of spaces, ranging from shared rooms to private islands. There are four types of places: entire place, private rooms, hotel rooms, and shared rooms.
Entire places are best if you're seeking a home away from home. With an entire place, you'll have the whole space to yourself. This usually includes a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a separate, dedicated entrance. Hosts should note in the description if they'll be on the property or not (e.g."Host occupies first floor of the home"), and provide further details on the listing.
Private rooms are great when you prefer a little privacy, yet still value a local connection. When you book a private room, you'll have your own private room for sleeping and may share some spaces with others. You might need to walk through indoor spaces that another host or guest may occupy to get to your room.
Whether private or shared, hotel rooms provide a level of service and hospitality associated with traditional hotels. The rooms are available in boutique or lifestyle hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, or similar properties. They typically include vibrant common areas and rooms with unique touches.
Shared rooms are for when you don't mind sharing a space with others. When you book a shared room, you'll be sleeping in a space that is shared with others, and you'll share the entire space with other people. Shared rooms are popular among flexible travellers looking for new friends and budget-friendly stays.
In addition to looking for places to stay based on room type, you can also filter searches to look for something more specific like a pool or to browse listings that are good for travelling with a family.