Alternatives to expensive Hotel rooms

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Almost everyone is fascinated by the idea of travelling around. But how many do actually travel like how they wish to? Not many. There are plenty of reasons why many just drop the idea of travelling. One big amongst them is Expense.


We just drop the idea of travelling because it is too expensive. Most of the travelers are youngsters and it is very difficult to shed that large about of money on travels.

It is obvious that a big chunk of travel budget is the cost of staying, that is, hotel bookings.


Now, there are some great alternatives to the traditional hotel rooms.

Vacation Rentals are great if you want to make your trips less expensive and more enjoyable. It includes Homestays, Hostels, Apartments, Short and Long-term Rentals, Cottages and so on.

You get to live like locals, have kitchen facilities and other services which would make you feel at home.


Some of the sites which offer Vacation Rentals are listed below


  1. Airbnb

It is an online platform which allows people rent out their properties or spare rooms to guests. It remains one of the most preferred and trending platform for travelers and backpackers, giving plenty of ways to filter out a property you want to rent. Also, it provides reviews, photos and map of the place, making it easy for people to decide their choice.

  1. com

It is one of the largest accommodations search engines, combining sites like Airbnb, Expedia and 400+ such sites. It gives features like Property Type, Amenities, Price, Ratings & Reviews and so on, allowing the user to choose from tons of options.

If you are confused between different sites, best is to use this site and get all the options at one place, easy to compare.

  1. HeyBnB

It is a new portal for hosts and travelers, giving Airbnb a tough competition. It offers quite same features – you can host your spare room or properties to the those interested.

  1. TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor is one of the largest travel community. Apart from hotels and flight bookings, it offers Holiday Homes. Rentals provide space, privacy, amenities at a great value and with Payment Protection, allowing tension-free bookings.

  1. VRBO

It is also one of the places where travelers can find their stay, it allows hosts to put ads on their properties, the traveller can book that but it does not provide payment facility. So, the two parties are responsible for processing their own payments.

  1. FunStay

Funstay, like Airbnb and HeyBnB, allows travelers to browse through different options as it suits them and even chooses different activities they’d like during their stay.

  1. com

It is a reliable place for hotels, homestays, hotels bookings and processing. It provides a good number of options and at comparatively low prices. Apart from accommodation, it also provides flight booking and car rental services.

  1. Tripping

You can search for thousands of available properties from the world’s top vacation rental sites including HomeAway, VRBO, TripAdvisor, Booking.com for vacation rentals.


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