STAYING AT AN AIRBNB IS A PRETTY COOL way to see a new city. It allows you to stay in a local’s home rather than a character-less hotel or a loud, cut-rate hostel, and it’s often as affordable as both of those options. It’s a cool, crowd-sourced way to really get a sense of the local culture.
But as great as Airbnb’s might be for travelers, it might be causing some pretty huge problems for locals in bigger cities. In fact, as Grist reports, it may be the reason the rent is too damn high in so many places.