December 4, 2023


Travel Adventure

Things to Look Out for When Booking an Airbnb for Solo Travel

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I started traveling solo two years ago and have stayed in roughly 10 Airbnbs around the world by myself.

Left: The author in a navy sweater stands in front of a brown, wooden cabin. Right: The author looks up at a camera while sitting inside a tiny Airbnb with gray wood floors.

The author stays in Airbnbs in the US (L) and Germany (R).

Joey Hadden/Insider

I usually travel by myself, and I usually stay in an Airbnb.

In my experience, Airbnbs feel lived in, which helps me feel more at home on the road. Plus, the platform typically offers more unusual stays than I can get at a hotel.

Through Airbnb, I’ve stayed in tiny homes, tents, and cozy cabins from the US to Europe. Once I stayed in a geodesic dome in the woods of Ontario, Canada. Another time in Miami, I slept in a lifeguard tower overlooking the Florida Everglades. 

During all of these stays, I was traveling solo. After two years of adventuring around the world and sleeping in Airbnbs by myself, I’ve found that there are four essential things to check for when booking for one person. 


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