As a guest, what do you look for in a local host rental? What are you most concerned with? Is it price, safety, or location? Or—and more likely so—is it a mix of all these factors? This section seeks to help you make the best decision in choosing a listing for your overseas adventure. Have a great trip!
Finding the perfect host rental
Finding the perfect
How to search like a Pro
What should you do once you’ve decided your travel destination? Between the many dedicated local host rental services like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO, and large online booking services like Booking.com and Agoda that now also offer local host rentals, there is no shortage of places to start your search for the perfect property. Here is a flowchart to guide you through the process.
One of the main differences between assessing a hotel room and a local host rental is the host. As a guest, reviews are your source of confirmation of what the host himself claims—safety of premises, convenience of location, quality of facilities, and host feedback.
Of course, as a guest in a foreign country, you too should abide by certain ground rules. While rentals might feel very homely and cozy, do remember that you are staying in someone’s property! Here are some tips on how to make yourself feel at home, while not overstaying your welcome
As a guest, there are many things that you can and should look out for—be it avoiding scams, keeping safe, or your own behavior in someone’s house. Here’s a summary list of important lessons that you should keep in mind: