It was a really nice apartment, everything was clean, and the owner who wasn’t in when we arrived left us a note, saying welcome, and that she wouldn’t be in until later, and said help ourselves to the fridge, including beers, and make ourselves at home. They also left us the WiFi code wrote down, and a contact number if we needed anything. The room we had was nice, spacious and just as described in the information on the website, with clean sheets and towels.
We did meet the owner of the room the next day, and she was really friendly, and gave us advice on what to do, and was pretty chilled out about everything, and made sure we were all okay.
We even had the apartment to ourselves one night, as she was staying out at her boyfriends, which was pretty sweet, a whole apartment to ourselves for $15 each. It was also convenient as had a kitchen, which was handy as we could go to the store to buy food and cook for meals and prepare lunches to save us eating out all the time.
They did have a dog who was a little yappy at times, but it said on the website that they had a dog, so we expected it.
Overall I would say it was a really awesome first airbnb experience. Especially when it was so cheap compared to other methods of accommodation, we had a really great experience, we got to see the suburbs, meet locals, and got loads of benefits that you wouldn’t usually get with a hostel. So i would recommend if there’s more than just yourself travelling, and hostels are looking expensive, you should definitely have a look at airbnb.