Vacations are great. Paying for hotels? Not so much. Depending on where you're staying, hotels can end up costing a pretty penny, and they don't always provide great perks, either. You end up spending $150/night (or more) just for a slightly fancier bedroom than the one you have at home.
Recently, I've taken to renting rooms on Airbnb or other similar services. Regular people rent out their own rooms or their entire home via a website. All you have to do is show up! They can be a great way to save money while also getting an up-close-and-personal experience with the city you're staying in.
Of course, things can also go south pretty quickly, and you might just find yourself in one of the Airbnbs listed here. Some of them are actually pretty darn cool, but most of them I wouldn't touch with a 30-foot pole. You really have to see them in order to believe them.
Like this Airbnb, which was made by blowing a hole in the side of a rock formation.
Talk about a tiny house.
The blinds are a nice touch.
Nice tile job.
OK, this one is actually amazing:
An Airbnb for hobbits!
Could've been better thought out.
I didn't even need to pack!
The most apologetic of people.
I did not sign up for this.
That's... that's it?
Sign me up.
Today's secret word is "disconcerting!"
A lasting legacy.
Nothing could ever make me be more careful about splashing.
Not as enticing as you might think, AirBnB.
For when you just can't wait to get clean.
I'll just drink my beverages room temperature, I guess.
An unstoppable fold-out couch versus an immovable sofa-bed.
Sometimes, the guy who installs your TV misses a door or two. It happens.
Just gonna scrunch up here and take a leak.
You can't beat the price.
Who needs walls?
They thought they were stealthy.
You're not my mom, sign.
Nice and chaste, just the way I like it.
And that's a direct quote.
Looks like Gandalf trying to get into Frodo's house.
Honestly can't tell if this is inside or outside, and I also can't tell which would be worse.
Top 10 all-time worst bed-buying decision.
Oh cool, it's like a tomb!
Pretty sure this bathroom is haunted.
Ooh, a balcony!
Here's an Airbnb in the shark tank of a French aquarium:
This is the worst bathroom on the list:
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Here's another awkwardly placed bathroom.
Another see-through bathroom door!
These dolphins are having a great trip.
Jeff is watching you.
What a view!
Here's another unique listing:
Wanna play Monopoly?
Sleep in the vault!
An Airbnb in a galaxy far, far away.