Accommodation

Travel Tools - Accommodation

In short – I look towards Couchsurfing for a way to meet people at my destination, hostels when I want to mingle with other travelers, and rooms/apartments for privacy.

Though I usually start with Hotelscombined to have an overview on prices in the area, sometimes it ends up a better/cheaper idea to book directly or look for accommodation after arrival. It all depends on destination and there doesn’t seem to be any magical universal formula for that.



BUDGET ACCOMMODATION
Hostelbookers My preference
Hostelworld
Hostelsclub
Gomio
Hostelling International
Alternatives
PRICE COMPARISON
Hotelscombined My preference
Trivago
Travel Supermarket
Hostelz (for hostels)
Tripping.com (for rentals by owner)
Alternatives
BOUTIQUE AND UNUSUAL
i-escape My preference
Welcome Beyond
Boutique Homes
Unusual Hotels of the World
Chic Retreats
Uniq Hotels
Alternatives
HOSPITALITY EXCHANGE
Couchsurfing My preference
Hospitality Club
Global Freeloaders
Servas
Warm Showers (for cyclists)
Alternatives
RENTAL BY OWNER
Airbnb My preference
Roomorama
VRBO
9flats
Wimdu
HomeAway
Owners Direct
TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals
HouseTrip
GowithOh
Alternatives
HOME EXCHANGE
Home Exchange.com One I’d start with
Home Base Holidays
Homelink
Stay4Free
Intervac
Alternatives
HOUSE SITTING
TrustedHousesitters One I’d start with
MindMyHouse
House Carers
Luxury House Sitting
HouseSitter
Nomador
The Caretaker Gazette
Alternatives
OTHER
WWOOF work for food and accommodation on organic farms
HelpX work in exchange for food and accommodation
University Rooms university rooms for rent
Monastery Stays accommodation in monasteries in Italy
Sleeping in Airports possible options for longer stopovers at various airports