Airbnb has become a must-have platform for many travelers. Controversial as it has been in many markets in which it operates, it has become a form of travel in itself. The idea, at least the initial one, was put aside hotels to stay in homes from other persons.
Although that essence has been partially lost, the fact of leaving hotels aside to settle in tourist homes or apartments persists. And the service we are talking about, despite everything, is not the only platform for travelers that offers this type of accommodation, as we will see below.
These are some of the best alternatives to Airbnb when it comes to getting better prices.
HomeAway is one of the world leaders in vacation home rentals. On its platform we find thousands of vacation accommodations around the world described in great detail, with well-kept photos and obvious quality standards. In addition, as they explain, all the ads on their platform are covered by a basic rental guarantee.
The price of their accommodations, especially compared to hotels, is usually displayed as one of their attractions.
If we are looking for a cheap option, very very economical, 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 are talking about a community of global travelers and sofas generally, although sometimes also rooms and even entire houses, which are offered free of charge by individuals in exchange for nothing or, simply, to share the experience of meet.
More than an exchange of accommodation, the idea behind the platform is a cultural exchange.
Wimdu is another interesting website to find holiday apartments all over the world and at a good price. On their website they boast of offering apartments and holiday homes starting at 10 euros a night and, focusing on Spain, they say that they can be found from 16 euros per night.
They have, according to the data they offer, more than 350,000 vacation apartments around the world “that adapt to all tastes and budgets”. Reservations are managed directly with the owner of the property.
“Quality rooms with affordable prices for all budgets“It is the claim they use in Homestay. They say they offer authentic family homes on their platform, their owners living in the same property where the guests go, and offering quality with affordable prices.
As on 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, of course, regarding the home.
Most of us usually think of Booking when it comes to looking for a hotel, hostel or hostels, but on this famous platform we can also search for vacation rentals in houses or apartments in the Airbnb style.
“Among our 28,413,181 options, you will find 5,860,453 in houses, apartments and other unique places to stay“They say at the bottom of their website. Every day more than 1,550,000 nights are booked according to the platform.