Short Term Lodging Options
Hostels, hotels, and home stays are the options in this category, apart from crashing on the couch of a stranger in a foreign country; the latter option is not typically recommended.
- Backpack Europe - Information on and bookings for hotels, hostels, camping, and other opportunities.
- Hostel Bookers - No booking fees for hostels.
- Hostels.com - Prices are similar or less than walking in. Provides reviews by previous guests.
- Hostel World - Hostel bookings and links to city guides, pubs, clubs, podcasts.
- Bed and Breakfasts UK - U.K. bed and breakfasts and travel guides.
- STA Travel
- AllStays.com - Information on and bookings for hostels and other lodging.
Longer Term Lodging Options
Short term apartment rental for stays of one month or more in duration.
- Investigate regional physical and online bulletin boards. Craigslist has some international listings. Check any local universities for online postings as well as local newspapers and other community sites.
- Universities may allow you to rent their excess housing to you for longer durations.
- The Let's Go travel guides contain some information relevant to longer stays.
- International Home Exchange Network - Listings and arrangements for exchanging lodging with other individuals. Also has rental listings.