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Hotel booking sites: Which is tops?

12th Nov 18

Chana Boucher
By Chana Boucher31 Followers

Airbnb, Booking.com or Trivago – which travel site should you use? We look at these popular accommodation booking sites to see which offers the best deal, variety and experience.

More and more travellers are taking their holiday planning into their own hands. When it comes to where you’ll stay, Airbnb, Booking.com and Trivago are three of the major players all promising the best deals and convenience. Here’s what each offers:

Airbnb

In 2007, two roommates who couldn’t afford the rent for their San Francisco apartment put an air mattress in their living room and turned their place into a bed and breakfast to make some extra cash. Now, Airbnb features more than five million places to stay in more than 81 000 cities and 191 countries. While you can choose to have an apartment all your own, many Airbnb spots are rooms in other people's homes - or even a comfy couch in their lounge! 

The pros

  • It’s usually the most affordable. Many options include rooms in prime locations, so you are sure to find some cheap options on Airbnb.
  • You mix with locals. Because you are often staying with someone who calls your travel destination home, you have access to insider info.
  • Free facilities. You’re likely to stay in a fully equipped home so you’ll have access to the kitchen and laundry.
  • Unique experiences. Tap into Airbnb’...

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