While the cost of flights may be high, the cost of lodging can be even higher, depending upon the number of days you will stay. If you stay at a hotel, you will pay a higher price than when going with a service like Airbnb 6 . Airbnb makes it possible for people in 190+ countries to rent out their rooms, houses, or apartments to anyone who wants to pay to stay there. Airbnb connects people with available rooms to people looking for a place to stay.
The site takes care of all payments and conflicts that might arise. You choose a city and dates and you will see all places that can be rented during the period in that location. Although I haven’t tested out this site, it is possible through the website Couchsurfing to stay in different locations for free. Paying for your lodging at Airbnb is better since Airbnb will jump in if issues come up.
Also, the places you are staying at will be nicer and better equipped since they are receiving money from you. When testing out Airbnb, I looked at all of the options around Barcelona, Spain. I set a baseline of choosing someone with at least an average rating of 4.5-5 stars.
In addition, I wanted them to have at least 50 ratings. This ensured that my first experience would be a positive one. The first thing I noticed was that the price even with these restrictions was half of what I would pay to stay at a reasonable hotel. The trip went well and the owner of the apartment was friendly.