Noticed on the ASF Home page news pane (thank you Joe) that AIR BnB is going to be valued at US30 billion. I must be out of touch with both the preference and travelling savvy of people these days. Firstly I find it a bit strange living in, well, a strangers home. Secondly I did a 10 minute internet search for accommodation through AIR BnB and first place to rent was an apartment in Budapest for AUD134 / night plus a cleaning fee of AUD42 plus a service fee of AUD21 for a total of AUD197 / night. Another search for accommodation in Budapest turned up several places from hotels to hostels on BedandBreakfast.com and Wotif. The no look inner city 1 night stay in a hotel for under AUD100 / night.
With the AIR BnB stay, the owner states don't touch his computer and don't play with the A/V unit unles tech savvy. I would also be apprehensive about a bit of hanky panky on the premises but that is just the strange I mentioned earlier.
Alternatively, rock up to a hotel and be care free about what you do or say and leave the next day no questions asked. Obviously the price competition is fierce so why not take advantage of it.
So I might be out of touch with the travellers of today or this AIR BnB thing is massive advertising hype within a perpetually competitive market. Knowing the options really.