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Using AirBNB to Stay in (Frum) Jewish Neighborhoods

Over the last few years, many in the Jewish community have been collecting and using credit card & hotel points to stay at hotels during their travels. I am not excluded from those who do this and it has saved me thousands of dollars on my travels in the process. [For more on how to earn thousands of points to effectively subsidize your travels, click here].

airbnb-logoHowever, there are many instances where major chain hotels (that accept points) do not exist. This is often the case in or near frum Jewish neighborhoods around the world. That is where AirBNB can step in. For those still unfamiliar with the company, AirBNB allows anyone to rent out their house, apartment, villa, room, etc. to anyone else.

One should look always look into AirBNB when hotel options aren’t available, but know that there won’t always be a huge supply of options in every area.

We decided to take a look at AirBNB availability (as of the of July 2015, looking at a 2-night stay at the end of the summer) in and around major from neighborhoods around the world. (While we looked at many areas around the world, obviously we didn’t search all. Comment below and we can look into another area and add it to this list. Additionally, while this is only a search at a snapshot in time, even if we add 50-150% more available options for future dates, this unscientific research should be a decent indicator of what exists in any given area. Also keep in mind that more AirBNB hosts may add listings to these areas in the future, so it’ll be worth checking back in a year to see if things have changed).

Here are the neighborhoods we’re looked into (please be patient as we fill this out – come back soon as we’re in process of looking through all of these areas):

  • ISRAEL – [coming soon]
  • New York
  • New Jersey – [coming soon]
    • Teaneck / Englewood
    • Lakewood
    • Deal
  • Boston – [coming soon]
    • Brookline
    • Newton
  • Philadelphia – [coming soon]
    • Bala Cynwyd / Merion Station
  • Maryland / DC – [coming soon]
    • Baltimore (specific neighborhood)
    • Silver Spring
    • (neighborhood in DC)
  • Florida – [coming soon]
    • Boca Raton
    • Miami Beach
    • Bal Harbour / Surfside
    • North Miami Beach / Aventura
    • Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood / Hallendale
  • Chicago – [coming soon]
    • Skokie
    • West Rogers Park
  • Los Angeles – [coming soon]
    • Beverlywood / Pico/Robertson
    • La Brea
  • Canada – [coming soon]
    • Montreal
      • Cote St. Luc
    • Toronto
      • Lawrence / Bathurst
      • Vaughn
  • UK – [coming soon]
    • London
      • Golders Green
      • Hendon
    • Manchester
  • France – [coming soon]
    • Paris
    • Nice
    • Marseille
  • Italy – [coming soon]
    • Rome
  • Panama – [coming soon]
  • Argentina – [coming soon]
    • Buenos Aires
      • Once
      • Recoleta
  • Brazil – [coming soon]
    • Rio de Janiero
    • Sao Paulo
  • Uruguay – [coming soon]
    • Punta Del Este
  • South Africa – [coming soon]
    • Johannesburg
    • Cape Town
  • Australia – [coming soon]
    • Melbourne
      • East St. Kilda
    • Sydney
      • Bondi

About the author

Dani Klein

Dani Klein founded YeahThatsKosher in 2008 as a global kosher restaurant & travel resource for the Jewish community.

He is passionate about traveling the world, good kosher food / restaurants, social media & the web, technology, hiking, strategy games, and spending time with his friends & family.


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