May 112015
 

With companies debuting kinky dating apps, it was only a matter of time before someone launched a kinky version of Airbnb. KinkBNB is a pretty good business idea (damn good, actually), and while there’s the potential for similar problems as bookings on Airbnb, at least orgies won’t be unexpected (actually, KinkBNB hosts can indicate whether their listings are “orgy friendly”).

KinkBNB home page screen shot

The prices are surprisingly reasonable, ranging from $150 a night (Violet Room* in San Francisco, CA, which appears to be a private home) to $650 a night (Le Fleur De Lis Club in Redlands, CA, a well appointed commercial “dungeon”).

Of the 17 listings currently live on KinkBNB, there are a mix of private residential properties and commercial play spaces, many of which boast kinky amenities (spanking benches, St. Andrew’s Crosses, sex swings, padded cages, vac beds, stocks, and suspension rigging points) alongside more conventional lodging appointments (private kitchens with flatware, coffee makers, and complementary refreshments; full bathrooms with luxury bathrobes, toiletries, towels, and hair driers; as well as wireless internet, surround sound stereo with iPod/iPhone docks and Pandora subscriptions, memory foam mattresses, and concierge service).

KinkBNB home page screen shot showing featured listings

I suppose KinkBNB might save someone the trouble of getting a bunch of sex/play toys through TSA for cross-country kinkery, but the idea of using someone else’s toys squicks me the fuck out.

screen shots of amenities (toys) from KinkBNB listings

clockwise from top left: Dungeon West (LA, $250/night); La Douleur Exquise (LA, $250/night); Love in the Lascivious Lair (San Francisco, $300/night); InnThrall (Seattle, $395/night)

All the same, booking a vacation with KinkBNB might be a great opportunity for kinksters without the funds, space, or commitment required to access large, expensive BDSM furniture and equipment.

If you aren’t lucky enough to have access to your own “American style” prison cell, you can rent one. Prison Cell (Regis-Breitingen, Germany, $200/night) does NOT include amenities such as A/C or heat, furniture, equipment, toys, or room service… but I imagine people looking to rent a prison cell aren’t interested in room service, fluffy towels, or complimentary coffee.

KinkBNB listing, Prison Cell, Germany

I’ll be curious to see how KinkBNB develops and the degree to which they parallel Airbnb in terms of posting safety information, warnings, and ‘best practices’ for being a good host/guest, etc. So far, KinkBNB has no such information posted on their website (aside from the TOS, which doesn’t really count).
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What do you think about KinkBNB?

  • Would you consider using KinkBNB to book kinky accommodations?
  • Would you consider renting a private residence? A commercial dungeon?
  • Would you use someone else’s furniture, equipment, and/or toys?

KinkBNB website images courtesy of KinkBNB. All property/listing images courtesy of their respective owners.
* From the watermarks on their images, the Violet Room appears to be listed on Airbnb too, though I can’t imagine it’s listed as such. The Violet Room listing also shares one image with Love in the Lascivious Lair in San Francisco, so I don’t know what’s going on there.
FYI, KinkBNB’s not-so-subtle allusion to the Leather Pride Flag didn’t escape my observation. More on that another day (yes, really).

  3 Responses to “KinkBNB: Airbnb for kinky fuckers”

  1. Some people just can’t handle the results though…
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