Save $57: Data mashup says Airbnb will save over Charleston hotels

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 atĀ, it's not cheaper in every city, but it generally will save you a good bit in Chaleston.

Average prices:
- Hotel: $197
- Airbnb whole apartment: $140
- Airbnb room: $72

For a private stay it's a savings of 39%.

Check out the whole survey here.

Also of interest: Charleston ranked the 8th most expensive for hotels, yet the 6th most expensive for Airbnb apartments.

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