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Yuri and Mario's Airbnb right in the Benidorm Old Town

Benidorm is undoubtedly one of the most gay-friendly cities and holiday destinations in the world with beautiful hotels and apartments. But if you want something different with that, there are also more personal stays in the city on the Costa Blanca. One of them is Yuri and Mario's Airbnb. Besides the fact that they are the owners of the famous Papagayo Bar Cafe , they also have a beautiful place where you can stay during your holiday. Picture courtesy of Yuri and Mario Yuri and Mario's Airbnb is located right in the old town area of the city. Close to the best restaurants, the Levante beach, and of course the small gay bars in the village, as we like to call it. Picture courtesy of Yuri and Mario Looking for a quiet location in the heart of the old town with a killer view? Then be sure to check out this location. Yuri and Mario are the perfect international Dutch hosts who can also help you around when you want to explore the city. Picture courtesy of Yuri and Mario You can
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