Airbnb is arguably the front runner in the world of do-it-yourself hotelling, and it's catching on as folks take to the diversified lodging offerings and cheaper prices.
But is it really cheaper?
Well, according to a data mashup done over at Priceonomics.com, it's not cheaper in every city, but it generally will save you a good bit in Chaleston.
- Hotel: $197
- Airbnb whole apartment: $140
- Airbnb room: $72
For a private stay it's a savings of 39%.
Also of interest: Charleston ranked the 8th most expensive for hotels, yet the 6th most expensive for Airbnb apartments.