Airbnb alternatives

 
Have you ever used Airbnb? Next time, consider one of the better Airbnb alternatives below. 
 
There is no doubt Airbnb is the market leader within the private vacation rental industry.  But are there better alternatives to Airbnb?  
 
For guests and hosts - all the better Airbnb alternatives:
 
 
On this page we'll give you an overview of the most popluar and trusted Airbnb alternatives such as Flipkey, Roomorama, Tripadvisor and Homestay. But firstly, why should you use them?
 
 
More detailed information on the best airbnb alternatives: 
 
 

The number one Airbnb alternative: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

This is a site is a must join for any vacation rental owner wanting more bookings. Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide.  Tripadvisor has just launced it's free-to-list program, making it possible for private and professional vacation rental owners to list their properties at absolutely no cost. Travelers can choose among 1000's of reviewed vacation rentals in almost every location worldwide. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year? 

 

Homestay hostHomestay

On Homestay.com, anyone can book a homestay including tourists, leisure travellers, students, interns, people relocating for work or those who simply want to experience local culture and meet local people when they travel. Check out the site here

 

Roomorama

Roomorama is the Airbnb competitor with most coupons and deals. The site has a shortout section where travelers can describe their needs and hosts can give offers. It's free for hosts to advertise and travelers can search for flats / rooms and create shortcuts here. 

 

The Airbnb alternative in Europe: Wimdu

In many Central-European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria Wimdu is the preferred Airbnb alternative. Check out Wimdu here. Altough the company is based in Germany, Europe, it offers vacation rentals in most cities and coutries worldwide. 

 

UK Airbnb alternative

In UK many people use Holidaylettings to book their vacation home. Holidaylettings is a part of Tripadvisor, the worlds largest travel site with millions of users from all over the world. 

 

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Homestay hostHomestay

On Homestay.com, anyone can book a homestay including tourists, leisure travellers, students, interns, people relocating for work or those who simply want to experience local culture and meet local people when they travel. Check out the site here

 

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Other Airbnb alternatives:

Misterbnb - gay friendly Airbnb alternative

9flats - based in Germany, Europe

VRBO

Kinkbnb.com - erotic bnb community

HomeEscape.com

Housetrip.com

GuestHouser.com

Homeaway.com

 

 

 

Advantages for hosts:

  • Listing your property on more websites = more exposure = more bookings
  • You'll get access to more free marketing tools
  • It's easy to manage bookings from multiple sites by using the multicalendar tool
  • If you already have a listing on Airbnb, it's fast and easy to copy content to other sites 

Advantages for travelers:

  • You can often find accommodation even cheaper than on Airbnb
  • You'll get access to a wider range of vacation rentals
  • You can compare prices accross sites
  • Sign up with sites and communities targeted to your special interests and needs
  • Freebies, coupons and special offers are often available on different sites

 

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