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Websites for hosting B&B

There are many alternatives to the most famous Airbnb website to host and look for a bed & breakfast stay.

Due to its popularity and success, people started to use the website more and that made hosts to increase prices and fees. Even with the exceptional deals advertised on Airbnb website, you could still get a better price just booking a hotel room for your stay. On that note, let’s take a look at alternatives where you can easily book your desired place and avoid extra fees and big costs. Due to its popularity and success, people started to use the website more and that made hosts to increase prices and fees. Even with the exceptional deals advertised on Airbnb website, you could still get a better price just booking a hotel room for your stay. On that note, let’s take a look at alternatives where you can easily book your desired place and avoid extra fees and big costs.

Vrbo

Vrbo abbreviation means Vacation Rentals by Owner and it is not randomly the first choice of ours to come up on our list. It might not be as known as AirBnB but in fact, they have been in the business longer than their main competitor AirBnB. Almost twelve years longer!
Despite their unfamiliarity with people, Vrbo has over a million houses and apartments in total for your booking. The system of Vrbo is a bit different than AirBnB and others, as it is only focusing on renting vacation homes for people looking to rest for more than one night. It is best suited to use for bigger groups or families, even though you might find a few properties to stay for couples only. Since their launch in 1996, Vrbo did not put an additional fee to their listings and let the hosts decide about that, however, after twenty years of operating the booking service, they decided to add an extra booking fee to all listings on the website.


Booking.com

Even if you are going on holiday and get yourself a nice bed & breakfast apartment, deep down some would still wish it was a hotel room with cleaning and room service. To have great deals on those, the best place to look for is booking.com website. On the other hand, they have updated their system adding an option where people can select to only search for apartments, houses or bed & breakfast properties. The site is very easy to get used to for searching whatever you need, you can choose any preferences you want, and it will provide you a list of properties they have with that kind of additions. It is used all around the world, in that manner, you would not find any troubles looking up for a stay in your desired location.


FlipKey

The website is owned by a popular travel companion called TripAdvisor. If you have never heard about FlipKey, do not worry, it is not a page looking to scam you, it is a perfect choice for all your bookings. It might not be the biggest site, but it has everything you need, it has over 250,000 properties listed in 10,000 different cities of the world. The website is focused on letting whole houses or private rooms only, they do not have anything listed that involves just rooms. FlipKey has a helpful feature when searching for properties. People can enter their desired preferences in the search bar, for example, properties with a view to the sea, pet-friendly, lake views, and it will help you to find the perfect choice for your stay.