When picking a place to stay for your next vacation it's easy to choose a luxury resort. They are made with luxury in mind. But with that luxury comes a high price tag. And, if it's a family and friends trip with a large group, you can forget about saving money. Everyone (or every couple) will have to book and pay for their own room. And since a larger group can't comfortably fit into a room for two, you can also forget about privacy.
Unless you're booking through Airbnb.
Airbnb has castles, apartments, tree houses and more in over 34,000 cities and 190 countries. Best of all, Airbnb caters to a wide variety of price points, so everyone can afford to travel. From a private island in Belize to a super sleek loft in Hungary, we've pulled together 10 Airbnb destinations that are better than luxury resorts. Check them out for yourself and plan the vacation of a lifetime. Be sure to click through each slide show to see all of the stunning photos.
Sleek and Sophisticated
1. Paris, France - Amazing Loft in Central Paris
With tall, beautiful ceilings, a fireplace and a fun balcony, you'll be swept away by the charm of this Parisian loft in no time.
• $211/ night
• $1,211/ 5 night stay
• Accommodates: 2
• Property type: Loft
2. Cape Town, South Africa - Casa Bianca -Camps Bay Luxury Villa
Located in a beautiful beach resort, this gorgeous villa is only a one-minute walk to the beach. The 360 degree view of the mountains and ocean are unbeatable. With accommodations up to eight, the whole family can enjoy this Villa at a relatively low cost.
• $410/ night
• $2,606/ 5 night total
• Accommodates: 8
• Property Type: Villa
3. Budapest, Hungary - Flat in Super Luxury Style
If you're a sucker for sleek than you won't be able to pass this pad up. This modern apartment is located in the heart of the historical center in Budapest. Not only is it in the most fashionable part of the city, but everything in the apartment is real leather, wood and stone. If you want to live like a celebrity, this is for you!
• $282/ night
• $1,232/ 5 night total
• Accommodates: 4
• Property type: Apartment