I had been wanting to try Airbnb for awhile and we finally got our chance in Kuala Lumpur. If you haven’t heard of Airbnb before it is an accommodation website of private homes and apartments. People in different cities around the world rent out their homes, or rooms in their homes for tourists and visitors. There are some pretty unique properties on Airbnb including boats, castles, RV’s, tree-houses and more.
We rented a converted shophouse in an old Malay suburb right in the centre of town. It was perfect and had everything that we needed and more. One room had a queen size bed and the other had 2 singles that had been put together to make a super king for the children. We had a lounge room with satellite television, the fastest internet we have had all trip, a small but well equipped kitchen and a bathroom.
We got so much more than a hotel or guesthouse and had complete privacy. We felt like we were at home even though we were away from home and it was a good feeling to have while travelling. We were able to prepare our own breakfasts and dinners if we wanted and it was great to not worry about keeping the noise down.
We enjoyed our stay in this house a lot. We did a couple of loads of washing a day and it was great to have nice smelling clean clothes that I didn’t have to hand wash.
We also enjoyed the short walk to get to KLCC where the kids could play at the huge outdoor playground and water park which were all free. It was also close to the cinemas where we enjoyed one to many movies and the best caramel popcorn in the world.
If it was raining we could also catch the train straight to the Dang Wangi train station which was a short walk to our house.
The house was also surprisingly within our daily budget which was also a bonus.
Overall we had an excellent first experience with using Airbnb privately rented apartments and we will do it again.