Airbnb can be great but sometimes there’s just too much choice – or not enough quality control!! When this is the case, I turn to the Airbnb alternatives.
Here’s my favourites and if you’re after a luxury stay, keep scrolling until the bottom – or click here!
The best Airbnb alternatives
This is another great website for super quirky stays that go beyond a standard apartment, townhouse or villa. Instead, think boats, cabins and even spaceships!
They’ve also got a great page for ‘inspiration‘ which includes lists of places that are dog friendly, featured on TV and in remote locations.
Sykes Holiday Cottages
As the name suggests, if you’re after a cute cottage then this is the website for you – though they do have some different types of accommodation, like shepherd’s huts, too!
Hover over ‘Holiday Ideas’ at the top to see last minute breaks, beach cottages and even cottages with hottubs.
Sonder claim to combine the best parts of a hotel stay with the best parts of booking a private home stay.
With 4,500 listings in 30 cities (most in the US) across 8 countries, they may not be in your intended destination yet but I bet their website will get you thinking about trips to the places they do have!
Homestay reminds me of what Airbnb was when it first started up – a site full of homes where you stay with the host or at least inhabit it on your own along with their stuff!
Therefore, don’t expect it to be an instagrammable place but do expect amazing prices and lots of opportunities to live like a local. But also make sure you’re reading those reviews!
The best luxury Airbnb alternatives
Looking for something a bit fancier? These websites offer incredible luxury accommodation for when you’re after an unforgettable holiday experience.
The Plum Guide offer something a bit different – they’re all about quality over quantity.
Every single listing on their site has passed their 150 criteria and after vetting 1,071,273 homes from over 25 booking sites, only 16,231 have made the cut so you can expect a much higher standard than other sites!
Kate & Tom's
If you’re wanting to book a group stay then grab yourself a brew and get ready to scroll through Kate & Tom.
You’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice and there’s a few that will come in at a great price – as long as you fill up all the rooms with friends willing to pay their share!!
They also do some small cottage stays too.
What did you make of my Airbnb alternatives?
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