Apartment Hunting

10.04.2018 | Updated on 10.03.2018 | 1 Minute Read | By Linzi Martin

When it comes to overnight travel you can either get a hotel or an Airbnb to host your stay in another city. While travelers consider these accommodations due to its familiarity, there’s one option that’s often forgotten – the crash pad.

Hotels may be more convenient but with their stress-inducing high rates, the option of staying at a crash pad alleviates that burden. Now you may be scratching your head thinking, “What in the world is a crash pad?” Keep reading as we give you the low down.

So, what exactly is a crash pad?

If you’re looking for the comforts of home with the convenience of a hotel, then a crash pad is for you. A common definition of a crash pad is a place to sleep or temporarily live for a reduced fee compared to other housing alternatives. The caveat is that you’re sharing the space with several other people, and you never know who or how many people will be there when you are.

While you may be thinking that a crash pad resembles a poorly ran frat house, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Several people may be living together at one time, but strict rules prevent tenants from living in poor conditions and most provide you with your own bed that no one else will use.

Crash pads were pioneered by commercial airline pilots looking for places to sleep when they were in-between flights. It’s extremely common for flight attendants and pilots to seek out crash pads when traveling due to the low price and convenience.

While airline crash pads started the trend, this alternative of living has captured the attention of many people from all walks of life. Crash pads provide everyday travelers and professionals a budget-savvy option that’s comfortable and doesn’t break the bank.

How do I find a crash pad?

With the rise in popularity, it’s now common to find crash pads in just about any and every city. The internet is a great tool to help you locate a crash pad suitable for you in the city in which you’re working in or exploring.

Using preferred crash pad websites with rating systems is a safer option to ensure the housing you choose is clean and available.

Over the years, crash pads have evolved and greatly increased the comfort, luxury and stature of living. While it has its pros and cons, this type of lodging could be suitable for you.