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Is BNBAIR.com a legit site to book from?

Travel Forums General Talk Is BNBAIR.com a legit site to book from?

1. Posted by JerseyBoy88 (Budding Member, 53 posts) 21 Aug '13 07:47

Is BNBAIR.com a legit site to book from? I read positive and negative reviews about this site. I am willing to take a risk but want to get some feedback before I give this site a shot.

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3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5577 posts) 26 Aug '13 02:29

Hmm, that site is a translation site? So I'd say no on it being a good site for bookings (assuming you are talking travel bookings?) :)

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1940 posts) 26 Aug '13 10:12

I believe the OP must be referring to AIRBNB??? Airbnb is great - I've used it in Istanbul and Brooklyn, NY. It's more than legit, it's great. The nice thing is that you have to check references on both sides before booking - takes a few more minutes, but this way you're assured of a safer/better rental. I had one dispute with my host in Istanbul, and the Airbnb staff in San Francisco handled the whole affair with professionalism and speed.

(by the way, both shared apartments that I rented were wonderful and great values)

5. Posted by JerseyBoy88 (Budding Member, 53 posts) 26 Aug '13 10:56

Woops. I meant ****AIRBNB.com***** I signed up last week to look for a place in Aruba and Curacao. I understand safety and security precautions for both owner and myself but when i started seeing personal security questions it scared the living crap out of me. I read a lot of negative reviews also thats why i wanted to ask everyone here. But thank you Daawgon for the response and details that puts me more at ease on it.

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5577 posts) 27 Aug '13 00:08

Hehehe, ah, in that case, yes, it is legit, though if you look hard enough you can always find complaints. I have several friends that have used it successfully, amongst others during the Olympics in London. There was a big case in the media a year or two ago about a place being trashed and the risk it brings along for owners, but they dealt with that pretty well I thought, and it's not really an issue from the renter's point of view.