This was our 3rd accommodation booked via Airbnb. It was an apartment in Osaka but the landlord was an Australian lady. We arrived at the place quite late after 11:00 p.m. and had to leave very early the next morning as I had to catch my plane back home. Therefore, I had no chance to talk to Alicia for long - it was a kind of "hi" and "bye" kind of thing.
Renting a local's room has been another option for a traveler these days, especially when one wants more privacy and does not like staying in a mixed dormitory with other strangers at a reasonable price. I might consider doing this again some other time in my other trips in the future.