Stepping outside of mainstream accommodation options can open up new experiences.
Dismayed by the thought of spending your holiday in a series of impersonal hostels, motels or hotels? Tired of cramming the family into a tent in a crowded campground?
For travellers looking for “unique” places to stay, peer-to-peer accommodation websites could be the answer. They offer everything ranging from a humble couch in someone’s living room to a stately castle. Another bonus is these lodgings can often be cheaper than the traditional options.
But before you hit the booking button, make sure you understand how these services charge, what you can expect and where you can turn if you run into strife.