I have avoided Airbnb as much as possible because of the horror stories I have heard (Thanks, Kevin!). Also sometimes, it's even cheaper to stay at a hotel that has a shuttle service which takes you to and fro the airport. This time around I wanted to give it a shot at my last night in Copenhagen because I did not want to bother anyone with my super early flight back to New York. I stayed with Katrine in her cute flat at Kongens Nytorv. It was just a block and a half away from the metro, which was convenient. Everything I wanted to revisit last minute was in Kongens Nytorv so I was able to do my last minute shopping effectively. I had my own desk, my own bathroom, fresh towels, toiletries, fruits, my own little stove, sink and fridge which was great for the price I paid. One thing though-- it is typical in European/Nordic countries to not have elevators so hauling my luggage to the 5th floor through the stairs was quite difficult. All in all, I'm happy to report that my first Airbnb experience was not a horror story and was an overall lovely and hassle-free experience!
Hej! I am Katherine Ann A. Salamat and I am originally from the Philippines. Currently, I am an architectural designer in New York City. I love all things Nordic, language, design, food, travel, anthropology and experiential writing.