Airbnb gets tons of press and we're not gonna lie, it's a pretty darn cool app that offers some amazing places to stay. All we're trying to say is that it's not the be all, end all when it comes to finding a home-share for an upcoming trip.
Since it's never a good idea to let one company have the monopoly in a given industry (and we have to admit we've been a little turned off by the horror stories coming from people who say they were turned away due to racism or homophobia), we're giving a shoutout to these other Airbnb alternatives.
Originally published August 2016. Updated May 2017.