When Airbnb sprung its way onto the vacation scene in 2008, it became an instant go-to for travelers looking for a unique place to stay while out of town. It combined houses, apartments and other living quarters that regular folks could rent out to prospective vacationers. Here are the five coolest Airbnb locations across the world.
1. Prague, Czech Republic
This six-bedroom, three and a half bathroom penthouse in the heart of Prague offers luxurious comfort at a low price. Those who enjoy rich cultural immersion would enjoy a trip to Prague, which is considered the heart of Western Europe. Described as “the best views in Prague”, this Airbnb is perfect for families or groups of friends that want to experience one of Europe’s rising vacation destinations.
2. Anchorage, Alaska
This three bedroom, two bathroom home in Anchorage, Alaska sits on a lakefront. It includes a private dock and lake access as well as a large outdoor patio space. Things to do in Anchorage include glacial tours or cultural food experiences. Someone who loves nature would certainly enjoy a summer stay at this tranquil retreat.
3. London, England
This houseboat on the River Thames in England has a beautiful, undisrupted view of the Tower Bridge and contains four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. London is a perfect city for both those who enjoy comfort and stepping out of their comfort zone. While in London, many travelers enjoy going to iconic landmarks such as Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace or taking tours on double-decker buses.
4. Breckenridge, Colorado
Perhaps the most luxurious on this list, this house in Colorado has everything one could possibly want for a perfect vacation. In and around Breckenridge are shops, ski slopes and hiking trails. This Airbnb is equipped with a movie theater, an indoor-outdoor living space and in my opinion a super cool pool table, perfect for a group of friends who want a fun, secluded getaway.
5. Akureyri, Iceland
For someone who enjoys the tranquility of nature or mid-century modern design, this two-bedroom, one bathroom house in Northern Iceland is perfect. Far from the closest city, Reykjavik, Akureyri is a smaller community of around 18,000 is a great home base for adventurers who want to get out into nature’s beauty rather than having a city-focused vacation. Things to do around Akureyri include a botanical garden and a nearby mountain that is hiker friendly.
Whether you want to stay in the U.S. for a quick getaway or explore your adventurous side with a trip out of the country, these Airbnbs should instantly top your bucket list and give you some travel fever for the coming winter.