13 sites like Airbnb for perfect holiday homes
Settle into a home away from home with the help of these sites offering alternate accommodation.
Living like a local has never been easier. There's all kinds of sites like Airbnb out there offering you the chance to stay in local homes, quirky places and other unconventional sleeping quarters - all much more exciting than a hotel.
Here are just a few places where you can find your dream accommodation, be it a hilltop villa in Italy, a chic New York City apartment, traditional ryokan in Japan or a cosy chalet in Whistler.
Part of the HomeAway family, VRBO, or Vacation Rentals by Owner, boasts more than a million vacation rental options worldwide.
- See transport and attraction maps on your search to help you better choose your stay
- Read reviews from past guests
- More than 25,000 dog-friendly properties available
Book a stay with VRBO
Experience what it's like to live in another location with Homestay. The Ireland-based site ensures your hosts aren't just leaving you keys to their place for a more authentic homestay experience.
- Find accommodation in more than 150 countries
- Hosts are always present during your stay
- Meet your host and book your stay with video calls
Book a stay with Homestay
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With more than 300,000 accommodation options around the world, Roomorama lets travellers experience what it’s like to live like a local on every corner of the globe.
- Get perks with your booking including discounts on activities, car hire and dining around the world
- Instantly confirm your booking
- Use “ShoutOuts” to advertise what you’re looking for as a guest and let hosts approach you
Book a stay with Roomorama
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Working a bit differently to Airbnb, but still offering you the chance to stay in a local's home, Home Exchange opens you up to an entire world of house swaps. Just pay a joining fee and then start exchanging your home - there's no limit to how many swaps you do once the set annual fee is paid.
- Gain access to more than 65,000 homes in 150 countries around the world
- Save on the price of hotels and accommodation
- Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Book a stay with Home Exchange
While it’s best-known for user reviews and advice forums for hotels and resorts, TripAdvisor also offers a huge selection of holiday rentals that can be booked right on the site. In fact, there’s 630,000 of them.
- Compare holiday homes to hotels in one place
- Feel secure with the “Peace of Mind” payment protection for online payments
- Choose from a range of accommodation options including homes, condos, cottages and rural retreats
Book a stay with TripAdvisor
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In traditional HotelsCombined fashion, the accommodation aggregator compares different homestay and alternate accommodation sites for the best rate.
- Easily compare the prices of hotel rooms and homestays in one list
- Awarded the “World's Leading Hotel Comparison Website” at the 2015 World Travel Awards
- Guaranteed to offer you the lowest accommodation rate
Book a stay with HotelsCombined
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Offering competitively priced rentals, Rentals Combined offers both short- and long-term rentals around the world.
- Guarantees the best rate and does not add additional booking fees at checkout
- Complete your booking instantly
- Choose from more than 600,000 properties in more than 75 countries around the world
Book a stay with Rentals Combined
Choose from more than 40,000 properties in 2,000 locations across Australia with the country’s largest holiday rental site.
- Filter searches by attractions or themes, ranging from cheap to executive and honeymoons to family holidays
- Receive free property features protection assurance
- No additional booking fees
Book a stay with Stayz
Don't like sitting still on a holiday? Hire someone's RV, campervan or trailer when they're not using it with Camplify.
- Caravan, campervan, motorhome and trailer hires start at just $40 per night
- Stay in unique destinations across the country like remote outback campsites and near quiet beaches
- Select campervans/RVs can be relocated to suit your travel needs, which is ideal for events and festivals
Book a stay with Camplify
Focusing mainly on homestays, Bedycasa claims to be as little as a third of the price of staying in a hotel and offers guests the opportunity to stay in traditional homes in 185 countries around the world.
- Earn a free stay every 10 nights with the loyalty program
- Experience authentic homestays including riads in Morocco, ryokans in Japan and gîtes in France
- Choose from more than 50,000 hosts
Book a stay with Bedycasa
Get all the comforts at home with HouseTrip's carefully vetted properties in 20,000 destinations around the world.
- Read reviews from actual guests before making your booking
- Join the HouseTrip+ rewards program
- Choose from more than 300,000 properties
Book a stay with HouseTrip
Designed to provide the ultimate homestay experience, One Fine Stay provides “unhotels” – homes in London, Paris, Los Angeles and New York. You’ll be personally greeted and provided with all the comforts of home including an iPhone with free data and local calls.
- Get a £20 discount on your first stay
- Committed to choosing the finest homes to rent out
- Enjoy boutique toiletries, quality linens and 24/7 customer support by phone or text
Book a stay with One Fine Stay
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Melbourne homestays from $21 per night
Stay in a local home in Melbourne from just $21 per night when booked with Homestay.com.
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Book a homestay in Bali from just $9 per night. Accommodation available in Ubud, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Sanur and more.
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