Functioning much in the same way as Airbnb, Homestay offers great value on accommodation for both long and short term stays. All the homes have a host present who will help you get to settle in, while at the same time giving you a great opportunity to learn more about where you’re staying through the perspective of a local.

The website is simple to use, with a search option allowing you to enter details of where you’re going, check-in and check-out details and number of guests. Once you have done that and hit go, the website will take you through to a page with a list of potential hosts. From here you can filters, with everything from price range to whether the accommodation has a swimming pool. You can easily flick through photos by clicking on the arrows of each profile, while the ‘hearts’ feature displays a rating out of five based on verified user reviews.

 

One of my favourite features of Homestay is the ‘Inspire Me’ section, where you can explore a range of accommodation depending on various categories, such as cooking, languages or yoga. This means that not only do you get to stay with locals, you also get the chance to experience an activity whilst you are there. This is great for people with more flexibility, who don’t know exactly where they want to go but would like to get involved in a particular interest.

 

A drawback to the website is that when viewing a property, you cannot see exactly where it is located, instead just being shown a rough radius. This means that if you want to be on a area or street, you wont be able to view it until after making the booking. Furthermore, like Airbnb and Couchsurfing, the hosts’ profiles are based on user reviews, meaning if someone has limited or no feedback from past guests, it can be difficult to know exactly what to expect.

Pros
  • Cheap accommodation with local residents
  • Simple interface with good selection of filters to refine search results
  • ‘Inspire Me’ section allows user to search for accommodation based on interests
Cons
  • Does not show exact location of property until after booking
  • Lack of user reviews can make it difficult to know what to expect

TravelSites.com is the best travel site list in the world.🏆💯🥇🌟

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.

 

Why did you make TravelSites.com?💖🔥🚀

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.

 

What can you find on My lists and how did I rank them?🕵️‍♂️🧠🔗

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.

 

How do I contact you, if I have a question?💡📞📧

Hmm, if you think that any best travel site is really missing in my travel directory, I can be reached by 📧email, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Twitter or Linkedin.