The word hosting has a deeper meaning than the simple definition of the verb. Hosting entails a change of life, for a short or long period of time. It involves a before and after that will, at the very least, change your routine and everything you are used to. 

So if you have to stay in a different place, a different city or even a foreign country, you may be wondering which option will become your next home for a few days, weeks, or months: an apartment or a hotel?

We help you to make this decision by telling you the advantages of staying in an apartment, compared to a hotel.

Longer stays

First things first, how long will you be staying in your new home? If the answer is more than a week, you could start to consider staying in an apartment.

For stays considered longer, either medium or long term, and as a general rule, apartments are less expensive and have more availability than hotels.

All aspects of your life in one place, even cooking!

Regardless of the length of your stay, an apartment will always better accompany all aspects of your life, in one place. 

If it is true that both have a bed, a bathroom and even most of them a small area where to work, otherwise, a hotel and an apartment are little alike. In the second one you will have a hall, probably a separate sleeping and living area, much more storage and, to top it off, your own kitchen. Here you can enjoy your favorite bowl of cereal or prepare traditional recipes with the food from the Sunday market in your new city—or bake a pizza.

Feel like a local

Staying in the same building as other locals in the area, with their stories and tips, is another great advantage. With that, being able to leave your apartment and feel part of the city will help you get more involved in the local routine and make your first few days much easier.

A hotel, with its positive and negative aspects, sometimes creates a microclimate for the tourist that takes him away from the new life he could have living the city as a local.

Wherever you want

As a general rule, hotels are located in the main avenues of the city, in the most touristic points or in a specific area of each city. On the other hand, apartments are more spread out, so you can choose the area you like or where it is most convenient for you.

Have you moved for a few months and want to be close to your new office? Do you love cooking and want to live next to a neighborhood market? Your passion is the sea and you want to sleep listening to the sound of the waves? All these factors can be taken into account when choosing an apartment.

A home, above all else

While all of the above are advantages to consider, the combination of them brings the most important element of all: in an apartment you have the freedom to feel that you are in your own home. The autonomy, personalization, spontaneity, ownership and freedom that an apartment gives you will not be found anywhere else.

And why is this important? In the event that you have to stay in a new place, what you need is to arrive at your new accommodation and feel at home. You’ll have new worries and a million new opportunities to keep you busy, and with an apartment, you won’t have to worry about anything but being yourself in your own home.

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