Are you planning a trip to Bonifacio Global City? When it comes to choosing accommodation for your short-term lease, you have two options: Airbnb condo rentals or traditional hotels. In this blog post, we’ll weigh in on the pros and cons of both choices.

Airbnb: Your Home Away From Home

Airbnb has revolutionized the way we think about travel. It offers a wide range of properties, from studio apartments to luxurious 3 bedroom penthouses. Staying in an Airbnb will often give you more of a local experience than a hotel. Other residents in the same building as your Airbnb are likely to be owners or long term residents there. So if you want to dip your feet in the water and get a test of what it’s like living in BGC, getting an Airbnb would be the perfect option to do this.

Some other benefits of choosing to stay in an Airbnb in BGC are:

    • Space and Comfort: Airbnb units typically provide more space than standard hotel rooms, and some will also come with a balcony. Even a studio unit would usually be the same size or bigger than a standard hotel room, and a 2 bedroom unit would be significantly larger.
    • Local Flavor : Staying in an Airbnb property lets you live like a local, by being in the middle of everything and giving you the chance to interact and get to know other BGC residents.
    • Kitchen Facilities: Many Airbnb rentals come with fully equipped kitchens, giving you the option to prepare your own meals and snacks, potentially saving you money instead of having to get room service or dining out as you would in a hotel.

A few potential drawbacks of staying in an Airbnb in BGC to consider would be:

    • Consistency: The quality and amenities of Airbnb rentals can vary widely. It’s essential to carefully read reviews, check the photos and read the description and house rules before booking to ensure your expectations are met.
    • Check-in Process : Unlike hotels with dedicated front desks, Airbnb check-in processes might involve coordinating meeting with the host for check in. Usually this wouldn’t be an issue, unless your flight would arrive very late at night or early in the morning. Bear in mind that some Airbnb’s do offer a self check in too, where you can access the property using a code for the lock.

Hotels: Classic Comfort and Convenience

Hotels have long been the go-to choice for travellers seeking comfort, service, and convenience. Here’s what they bring to the table for your stay in BGC:

  • Service and Amenities: Hotels offer a range of services, such as room service, transportation services, concierge assistance, and daily housekeeping, while these are usually more rare to come by when staying in an Airbnb.
  • Consistent Standards: Established hotels generally adhere to consistent standards, so you know what to expect with certain brands and in terms of room quality and service. While staying at an Airbnb, you might not have stayed with that host before so you won’t know what to expect.
  • On-Site Facilities: Many hotels boast amenities like gyms, spas, restaurants and bars, giving guests the option of not having to leave the premises. Most Airbnb’s in BGC come with a gym and swimming pool in the building, but for other facilities you’ll need to leave the premises to find them.

Some potential downsides of staying in a hotel in BGC could be:

  • Price: Hotels often have additional unexpected fees such as parking fees, mandatory service charges and additional taxes which aren’t mentioned in the advertised prices. These fees can add up quickly, so it’s important to read the fine print before booking.
  • Less flexibility: Hotels typically have stricter cancellation policies than Airbnbs. This means that you may be charged a fee or not get any type of refund if you need to cancel your reservation at the last minute. With Airbnb, the cancellation policies are generally more flexible but make sure the check the listings cancellation policy when booking.

Experience the Best stay in BGC with StayHere

At StayHere, we offer all our available short term condo units on Airbnb and our website too. So if you’re looking for a place to stay for your BGC business trip or Staycation, then feel free to book with us and we hope to host you sometime soon!

You can check our list of available units at

When choosing between an Airbnb and a hotel for short-term leasing in BGC it’s essential to weigh the pros and cons of each option.

An Airbnb offers a more personalized and home-like experience, often providing larger living spaces, kitchen facilities, and a chance to immerse yourself in the local neighborhood.

While hotels tend to offer convenience, consistent services, and amenities such as room service and daily housekeeping.

Conclusion: Your Ideal Staycation Haven

We all have our own preferences when it comes to staying in an Airbnb or hotel. Our preferences can even change based on the type of trip we’re taking. For example, when travelling alone you might prefer one option, and another option when travelling with your family. There’s no right or wrong answer here, but hopefully this blog post helped you by providing you with some useful information you in your decision!

If you’re planning to stay in BGC and require short-term accommodation, StayHere has a selection of condos available below: