When you’re searching for accommodations online you can often find information about how big the place is, what kind of bed you’re sleeping in, and what sorts of restaurants are nearby. However, what you might not be able to find out in a listing is whether or not your hosts are LGBTQ-friendly.
Mister B&B is a website that exclusively lists gay-friendly accommodations around the world. The website and app work a bit like Airbnb, in that individuals can list rooms or apartments for rent. Nightly rates are determined by hosts. Unlike Airbnb, Mister B&B also lists booking options at local gay-owned or gay-friendly hotels (you can toggle the hotel option on or off when you search).
The service is currently live in more than 135 countries. The idea is that not only will you be able to find a safe and LGBQT-friendly space to stay, but you’ll also be able to meet and get travel tips from others in the gay community when you travel.
Beyond offering an easy way to find accommodations, the app also offers LGBQT-focused city guides for a number of popular city destinations including San Francisco, London, Madrid, New Orleans, Montreal, and Puerto Vallarta with local tips from people in the area. An “Experiences” option works similar to Airbnb’s offering, offering guided tours and other events hosted locals who are LGBQT-friendly as well.
Prices on Mister B&B are comparable to what you might see on other booking sites. A quick search for San Francisco pulled up everything from private rooms for around $75 a night to a hotel room at the Ritz-Carleton for $940 a night.
And you’ll be welcome and safe where you’re staying, which is, needless to say, a priceless part of any vacation.
Find LGBTQ-Friendly Accommodations When You Travel With Mister B&B – Lifehacker