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Best Non-Hotel Accommodations: Airbnb

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If you prefer rooms with a little more personality than a traditional hotel, then Airbnb has the place for you: The site lets homeowners from all over the world list their extra space for rent, so you can choose from private rooms, urban apartments, castles, boats, beachfront homes, and more. The site's Top 40 rentals include a bright Parisian apartment for $155/night, an eco-friendly treehouse on the beach in Costa Rica for $390/night, and a single room in the La Torre castle in Spain (shown here) for $100/night. You can also find more budget-friendly accommodations in the center of urban destinations for as little as $40 a night.

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