Hotels are sooooo 2012. These days, the under-40 set (i.e., young people) have a major love affair with Airbnb. They're enamored with the romantic notion of renting Jean-Luc’s bedroom overlooking the Seine, which actually turns out to be a walk-in closet with a trickle of sewage, six blocks from the river, for €15 a night. Sometimes, what you sign up for isn't exactly what you get.
But before you end up booking an apartment where the sink doubles as a toilet, check out these awesome historic landmarks where you can rent a room and come home with a story that doesn’t end with “...and then I got dysentery.”