Niche Listing Sites

Home sharing is a community driven movement. These listing sites are founded by, and created for, specific types of hosts and travelers.

Title: CouchSurfing
Tagline: Stay with Locals for Free
Pricing: $25 for verification
Listings: 10 million people in more than 200,000 cities


Title: Horizon
Tagline: Host friends, friends of friends, or communities you are a part of Pricing: Horizon Service Fee of $3.99
Listings: 6,600 people in network


Title: Kid & Coe
Tagline: Baby ready and family friendly accommodations
Pricing: 5–10% of Private Host Fees and 12% of Corporate Host Fees
Listings: 850+


Title: Kinkbnb
Tagline: Global sex positive community
Pricing: 10% fee off each transaction: 7% are added to the guests’ payment and 3% are taken out of the hosts’ earnings.
Listings: 66 listings in 62 cities in 20 countries


Title: Misterbandb 
Tagline: Global gay-friendly community
Pricing: 4% of room fare from the host; 12% of the final bill from the guest Listings: 16,000 hosts in more than 130 countries


Title: Night Swapping
Tagline: Swap nights, not money. A new and authentic way to travel for less.
Pricing: None
Listings: 180,000 members in 160 countries


Title: Overnight 
Tagline: Book Last-Minute Stays With Local Hosts
Pricing: 5% fee for hosts; 10–15% fee for guests 
Listings: 3,000 listings in 30+ countries


Title: Rent Like a Champion 
Tagline: Rentals near college campuses for games, graduations, etc. 
Pricing: 9% service fee of listed price
Listings: 21 college towns


Title: TravelTHC
Tagline: Marijuana-friendly accommodations 
Pricing: 4% credit card processing fee


This is an excerpt from our original white paper series: “Listing Site Independence, A Cheat Sheet”, which was distributed in PDF format. It has now been adapted into a series of posts on this blog which you can find here. Another white paper series we published is “Hands-off Hosting” which has also been adapted to our blog. You can find that series here.