There are an abundance of travel websites offering hotel packages and comparisons, but what the travel market seems lacking in at the moment is a choice for those with a limited budget, especially on some of the larger more commercial travel sites.
Wimdu is a specialist bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation search engine with a difference. Holiday accommodation owners can list their own apartments directly on to the Wimdu.co.uk site, allowing guests to interact directly with the owners of more than 50,000 properties. Any property owner from around the world can list their apartment with Wimdu subject to a quality inspection from one of the Wimdu team, but in order to successfully encourage people to stay, owners will need to build up a strong reputation in the Wimdu community.
After each stay guests can leave feedback for the property owner and their property, ranging from 1 stars for poor and 5 stars for excellent feedback. This is a powerful tool as it gives a real impression of the quality of the property and what you can expect from your stay before you book, as reviews can only be left by visitors who have physically stayed at the property after arranging a visit through Wimdu.
Prices for the properties can be very reasonable, with cheap Munich Bed & Breakfasts from as little as £30/night! There are also higher end properties for anyone seeking out a little luxury from their trip too. Wimdu also throw in free insurance for anyone booking a stay with their hosts. This is great for accidental damage and spillages that might happen whilst borrowing an apartment, and means you can relax on your holiday without worrying about getting a huge bill for repairs at the end of your stay. As well as a smart, easy to use and down to earth website, Wimdu also have a big following on Facebook which allows fans to swap travel tips and photographs to help you get excited about your stay and learn the best insider tips on the world’s greatest cities and tourist spots.