Best Travel Websites and Apps
Score a Private Room or Apartment: AirBnB
Click Factor: Now in 181 countries, Airbnb offers 110,000 owner-rented apartments, houses, and rooms—often for less than you’d pay for a hotel. Each property gets a slideshow, and both rooms (and guests) are reviewed by users. If for any reason you’re not pleased, you can get your money back, since payment isn’t made to the host for 24 hours after you check in.
T+L Tip: Rate hosts after each stay—it will raise the status of your profile and make you a more attractive candidate.