BeWelcome is a non-profit organisation that invites travellers and hosts from all around the world to meet, by using the platform to advertise accommodation or help getting to know a place. It helps travellers plan trips and discover unique cultural experiences that they would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

 

The website works much in the same way as Couchsurfing, where you search for hosts across a number of different destinations, giving you the chance to spend time with locals and experience a country through the perspective of a resident. Although it is easy enough to use, the design and interface of BeWelcome is fairly out-dated, lacking the visual aesthetics of its competitors. Its search filters are also very limited, with just a handful of preferences to choose from, while information on each host can range from one or two lines to whole paragraphs.

 

However, the host section doesn’t seem to be the best function of the website, and instead it is best used for finding events and activities in the area in which you’re staying. Under the ‘Community’ section there are a number of different categories to choose from, including groups such as soccer, cooking and vegans. This gives users the chance to discover things to do in their area depending on their interests, connecting them with likeminded people.

 

I found the blog particularly useful as it contained lots of information on different topics, ranging from where to eat in Berlin to how to spend 24 hours in La Paz, with over one thousand pages of posts. This is a great resource for people planning trips who are unsure exactly where to go or simply looking for some info on a place from someone who has already been there.

 

Overall, the concept of connecting travellers and locals is a good one, however in terms of looking for somewhere to stay, BeWelcome would probably not be my first choice.

Pros
  • Connects travellers with locals via a simple platform
  • Events and groups connect likeminded people
  • Good blog with thousands of entries
Cons
  • Limited number of hosts and little feedback on each one
  • Out-dated website

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TravelSites.com is the go to place online to find information on the best websites, smartphone apps, books, YouTube channels and documentaries for travelers. Written with my years of experience trotting the globe, TravelSites.com gives budding young backpackers the chance to discover the top resources available for getting the most out of their trip, be it renting a car, learning the local dialect, finding a photographer or even just knowing what the weather will be like for the week. I have researched the internet to bring you a list of the top items in each category, while every single one has been meticulously reviewed, highlighting unique features, comparison to similar products, and all the pros and cons.

 

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Well, I found that although there is naturally lots of information online concerning travel-related products and services, they seem to be scattered about, leaving the user to laboriously search for each individual item. If you wanted, for example, to discover an inspiring travel documentary while booking accommodation and flights to Rome, you would have to have at least three different tabs open at once. TravelSites.com puts all the information you need in one place, meaning you will not have to search far and wide to simply find out the best website for reserving a room in a hotel. With more than 40 different categories, travelers can stay on the same website to gather all the information they need, not only saving them time but also saving them money, by reading through the reviews to find the cheapest option.

 

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My lists feature more than 40 different travel-related categories containing every resource a backpacker could ever need. Need help planning a trip? Want to keep up to date with the latest travel news? Looking for an inspiring book or blog? Desperate to find a restaurant away from the crowds? I’ve got you covered. My lists have been carefully put together by me and combined by quality, efficiency, value and functionalism to rank the items in descending order, with number one considered the item offering the best of all four factors. The criteria was constant throughout each category, whether it was for a cruise booking website or an Instagram account, in order to bring travelers the resources that would be the most useful for travelers.

 

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