Top 5 home-sharing Accommodations & websites
Top 5 home-sharing travel accommodations. Airbnb and other home-sharing accommodations are the new wave when it comes to finding a place to lay your head when traveling. Millions of people use Airbnb and other home-sharing accommodations each year. One reason why is because they are cheaper than other hotels. Home-sharing allows you to book a room or a house at someone else’s place. The hosts may or may not be home at the time, which leaves you with the house to yourself. Home-sharing allows you to meet new people and immerse yourself in the culture. Home-sharing makes it possible to connect with a locals, who know more about the area you’re visiting then you do which is great, because they are more likely to direct you to do something that isn’t so touristy.
Furthermore, the homes that you accompany are usually located in neighborhoods, which will force you to live like the locals. Home-sharing gives you the opportunity to pay less to stay in desired area that would’ve cost you an arm and a leg had you chosen to go the hotel route. For example, lets say a hotel in an area that is centrally located costs $150 a night, airbnb or other home-sharing accommodations will charge $50 , and you’re in the same area. You’re saving a pretty penny that could go elsewhere.
Top 5 home-sharing travel accommodations
- Airbnb -ease or rent short-term lodging including holiday cottages, apartments, and hostel
- Homestay -Similar to Airbnb where you can rent out a room
- Couchsurfing– Stay with locals and meet travelers for free
- Bedycasa – Provides room for rent with locals, hostels, live with a host family and more
- Culture GoGO – Stay with locals for free while helping them with their English
My favorite from this list would be Airbnb. When I started to travel, my first experience with home-sharing was with Airbnb. I recommend home-sharing to anyone who wants to save money and want to meet locals. You don’t get that with staying in hotel. The next best option is staying with family and fiends when traveling.
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