As a backpacker I usually just show up at an accommodation. I only use booking websites such as Hostelworld.com or Booking.com when I really need to secure a place. For me, most booking websites are not more than an obligatory, practical step to secure a room. And that’s why I like the concept of Yonderbound. Yonderbound is a new accommodation booking website, doing things a bit different. The website offers a more visual, fun and social approach to travel planning.
Easy to use and colorful ‘Pinterest-like’ design
Yonderbound is (as most booking websites are to be frank) very easy to use. Just enter the country or place of interest in the search box and the matching hotels will show up. It’s easy to navigate through the site and the hotels appear in a playful ‘Pinterest-like’ way with colorful large photos.
Design your own ‘Yonderboxes’
This is something unique: you can collect and save your favorite hotels in the so-called Yonderboxes. You can create Yonderboxes on different themes and countries. I created a Yonderbox on Rotterdam, my hometown. I often get friends asking me where to stay when they come visit me and now I can easily show them my collection of favorite hotels by sharing my Yonderbox.
Earn Yondercredit from your Yonderboxes
If people book through your Yonderbox, you get 70% of the profit in Yondercredit. The Yondercredit you can use for your next booking! So, basically you make money with your hotel tips!
Add notes to your Yonderboxes
This is the feature I love most. I normally takes notes on my phone or write things down about researched accommodations in a paper notebook. However, having all things in one place is much easier.
Linked to Trip Advisor
I rarely use Trip Advisor, but I do consider it a reliable resource for ratings and reviews. The link to Trip Advisor is therefore a big plus.
No hidden extra costs
There are no hidden costs or extra fees added at the end. What you see, is what you pay.
Points for improvement
Of some countries and places I’d love to see more accommodation options (and specifically more budget options). However, the site is currently still in Beta version and I reckon more accommodations will be added in the future.
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