11 sites like Airbnb to find the perfect holiday home

Find your home away from home on these accommodation sites offering more than just hotels.

In just eight years, Airbnb has rapidly grown to become one of the world’s largest accommodation booking sites. The site connects locals with travellers, and those looking for a place to stay can book a stay in anything from a bed in a shared room to an entire house (or even a castle!).

But did you know there are plenty of other sites like Airbnb offering similar services? Here are some alternative sites where you can find your dream accommodation, be it a former church in Ireland, a cosy caravan in Byron Bay, a treehouse in India or a luxury villa in Bali.

11 sites like Airbnb you should know about
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  • One Fine Stay
  • Stayz



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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Acquired in 2015 by travel-giant Expedia, HomeAway offers secure bookings on holiday rentals all around the world.

  • Travellers don’t pay any booking fees
  • Make bookings using the mobile app
  • Choose from more than one million listings in 190 countries

Book a stay with HomeAway

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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



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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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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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



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



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



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


One Fine Stay

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



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

What additional fees do these sites charge?

ProviderAdditional Fees
Airbnb6-12% guest service fee + variable cleaning fees
RoomoramaVariable booking fee of approximately 0-15%
HomeAwayVaries, but averages at 6%
VRBOVaries, but averages at 6%
TripAdvisorNo additional fees
HomestayBooking fee of up to 10%
Bedycasa€3.90 booking fee
Camplify13-15% booking fee, some hires require a service fee
HouseTrip5% of the total cost
HotelsCombinedExternal fees may apply
One Fine StayNo additional fees
StayzNo booking fees

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    lynn | September 23, 2016


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      Stephanie | September 23, 2016

      Hi Lynn,

      Please be advised that you have contacted finder.com.au and not Airbnb. If you are trying to login in Airbnb please sign in here. There is a “forgot password” option for you if you have lost your password to your account.

      I hope that helps!


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