Airbnb has become an essential platform for many travellers. Despite the controversy that has resulted in many markets in which it operates, it has become a way of travelling in itself. The idea, at least the initial one, was to set aside hotels to stay in other people’s homes.
Although this essence has been partially lost, the fact of leaving aside the hotels to settle in homes or tourist apartments persists. And the service we are talking about, despite everything, is not the only platform for travellers that offers this type of accommodation as we will check below.
It is one of the world leaders in the rental of holiday homes. On its platform, we find thousands of vacation rentals around the world described in great detail, with very careful photos and obvious quality standards. In addition, as they explain, all ads on their platform are covered by a basic rental guarantee. The price of your accommodations, especially compared to hotels, is usually displayed as one of its attractions.
If we are looking for a cheap, very cheap option, Couchsurfing is undoubtedly a great alternative to Airbnb. Why? Because we won’t pay anything at all. The trick is that in this case we talk about a global community of travellers and sofas generally, although sometimes also rooms and even whole houses, which are offered at no cost by individuals in exchange for anything or, simply, to share the experience of meeting. More than an exchange of accommodation, the idea that underlies the platform is a cultural exchange.
Wimdu is another interesting website to find holiday apartments all over the world at a good price. In their portal they boast of offering apartments and holiday homes from 10 euros a night and, focusing on Spain, they say they can meet from 16 euros a night.
They have, according to the data they offer, more than 350,000-holiday apartments worldwide “that suit all tastes and budgets.” Reservations are managed directly with the homeowner.
Quality rooms with affordable prices for all budgets, ” is the claim they use at Homestay. They say they offer authentic family homes on their platform, their owners living in the same property that guests are going to, and offering quality with affordable prices.
As in other platforms, guests deal directly with the hosts. In fact, the website itself invites us to find the perfect family using the different filters it offers. There are also filters, naturally, regarding home
Most of us usually think about Booking when it comes to looking for a hotel, hostel or hostel, but in this famous platform, we can also look for holiday rentals in houses or apartments in the style of Airbnb.