Boasting over 17,000 members, Staydu offers a unique and economical way of discovering new locations by staying with local hosts. By simply entering the place you’re planning on travelling to, the website takes you through to page featuring a range of different hosts offering the chance to experience a cultural exchange.

 

Each host shows a photo, a short tagline and one, or more, coloured spots underneath. These are used to indicate the type of accommodation that the host is offering, whether its stay and help, stay and pay or stay for free. After clicking on a host’s profile you will be take through to a more detailed page, showing a short bio, expectations from your stay, languages and user verified reviews. The user reviews are an important feature as these can be extremely useful in helping decide who to stay with based on past guests’ experiences.

 

One of the main problems I had when using Staydu was the time it took to load results. Even for just entering the city you are looking for, the website could take up to a minute to load and often came back as having no results for your search. There also seemed to be a problem with loading the map to show exactly where hosts were located, making it difficult to plan where to go.

 

I also thought that their ‘Travel Magazine’ section was very thin on content, with just two posts between March 2016 and October 2018. This seemed a shame, as travel websites often feature a number of blog posts to help inform users of where to travel and advice on when you get there. Having more articles would certainly make the website more complete.

 

All in all, a good concept, but desperately in need of some servicing if it is to work efficiently.

Pros
  • Chance to experience a cultural exchange for free or in return for work
  • Connects travellers and hosts to give a unique experience
  • Verified user reviews help give idea as to what to expect
Cons
  • Problems with loading pages, searching for results and loading maps
  • Travel Magazine only featured two posts

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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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