Wimdu - Travel Like a Local
Online services from websites, such as Wimdu, match people looking for short term holiday accommodation with those who have rooms to rent. This type of online accommodation booking is increasingly popular across the world and particularly in Europe. One of the leading European players within this marketplace is Wimdu.
How Wimdu Works
Find a Place
If you are looking for accommodation, the process isn’t very different from booking a hotel room: www.wimdu.co.uk currently has 50,000 worldwide properties to choose from. Choosing one is very simple. All you have to do is input the destination, your checking in and out dates, and the number of guests. The list of available places can then be filtered by price, room type, and amenities until you find the right place for you. All listings are approved before they are released to the public, so you can be confident that the places you are reviewing are as advertised.
List Your Space
If you would like to rent out your property, you will need to create an account with Wimdu first. Listing is free and Wimdu only makes a 3% commission for every successful booking. Anything from an entire apartment to a shared room can be listed on the website. Wimdu also provides 500,000 Euro insurance to insure your place - which is free of charge! They also have a dedicated customer service team at hand, who will answer any questions you might have before your property is listed. You can check potential guests by reviewing their profile and reading reviews from others who have rented to them in the past. Ultimately, you choose whether to accept or decline any requests you receive.
Wimdu offers an opportunity to visit destinations your budget hasn’t been able to stretch to before, as well as a way to make money from your own place whilst you are away. Wimdu’s slogan is ‘travel like a local’, as staying in a Wimdu apartment gives the guest a better insight into the local culture. The host also provides the guest tips on the best places to eat, the most beautiful spots, sites and scenes in the area!