Since it took off, Airbnb has revolutionised the way we find places to stay on our holidays and work trips. In fact over 40 million people have used it worldwide. Not surprisingly, Manchester, with our superb restaurants, great bars and pubs and amazing nightlife, plus a wealth of city centre apartments, has plenty on offer for the would-be visitor seeking something other than a hotel, so take a peek inside nine of the best Airbnb places to stay.
The one with the cinematic views
This high rise des res is described as having two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a cinema! But at £110 per night for up to six people, it's almost as cheap per person as the price of an IMAX ticket.
The one in the Northern Quarter
This duplex two bedroom for four people slap inside Manchester's NQ is as stylisg as they come, and will set you back just £95 per night. Which means you might actually be able to afford a beer in some of those expensice local bars.
The heritage loft one
Courtesy of the same owner as out previous property, this splendid city centre loft sleeps four across two bedrooms, its exposed beams giving it that New York touch. But at £125 per night, you'll be saving a shedload on flights.
The one that's a real bargain
With three bedrooms and six beds, this one can sleep eight in comfort and style, with the best of the city centre just minutes away. At £120 per night, that's just £15 per person. Why would anyone stay in a hotel?
The one that's a home from home
The same owner as our previous property offers a smaller but no less homely apartment for up to six guests, making it slightly cheaper still at just £85 per night.
The quiet one with lots of space
Close to Home (we mean the new international arts centre, not where you live), and able to sleep six guests across two rooms, this costs £200 per night. Your host Phil will even cook for you if you want!
The small but perfectly formed one
It may just be a studio but the clever design of this apartment won't leve you wanting, and it's just £75 for two. Better not have too much to drink though before heading up to bed...