Short term Rentals
In many cities there ar Facebook and CouchSurfing groups to find short term rentals. This can be a good way to get around websites that charge money to actually contact people.
- Airbnb connects travelers seeking authentic experiences with hosts offering spaces around the world. You can locate some bargains, but maybe more expensive than hostels. Be aware of their use of your information. Your name and address will likely end up in Google. Also comments are show in Google.
- Camp in my garden advertises private gardens as micro-campsites; providing accessible and affordable alternatives to traditional accommodation around the world.