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The Five Best Alternatives To Airbnb

Travelers Today       By    JC Santos

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 05:40 AM EDT

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Airbnb is the fastest-growing accommodations company in the world with a focus on property sharing. But it is not the only one competing in the market for booking and accommodations. Here are five great alternatives if ever Airbnb's usual selection of shared properties do not appeal because it lacks a bit of spice these could have.

According to Conde Nast Traveler, Cancelon is an Airbnb-type service, with a focus on cancellations. In Airbnb, would-be guests would shoulder all guest costs even if they do not show up during the date of their booking or cancel the reservation. But Cancelon allows hosts to swap out their reservations for big discounts, allowing guests who need another room after their cancellation gobble less expenses in the processes.

Oasis is a recommendation by Travel and Leisure, which focuses more on luxury apartments in North and South America and specific cities in Europe and even the Pacific. It focuses more on short-term property rental, allowing guests to book an affordable rental home and include in their itinerary the luxury properties in the area.

Vacasa is a vacation-rental manager that is available in 16 U.S. states and 7 countries in Europe, Central America and South America (Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Chile, Belize, Nicaragua and Mexico). Similar to Airbnb in many aspects, the company still manages the vacation rental properties owned by private owners. This means Vacasa's employees are the ones cleaning the rooms and hotel properties.

Roomer is similar to Cancelon except discounts fluctuate from 30 to 80 percent. If travelers feel they will never meet the deadline for their reservation, they can sell it online for less - allowing them to cushion their expenses quickly. While also not property-sharing, it introduces competitive prices against Airbnb reservations.

onefinestay is focused on luxury properties like Oasis, except the company has everything, including cleaning, supplying beddings and curtains, and bathroom toiletries. It even comes with an iPhone that travelers could bring with them to find local events that may interest them. LA, NY, Miami, Rome, Paris, London are currently its operations with new collections in Hamptons, Southern California, French Riviera, and Edinburgh.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

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