5 Great Travel Apps About Which You Should Know

When you’re traveling, it can be hectic. You’re in an unfamiliar place. Maybe your trip is for pleasure or business, but in either case, you’re probably going to be on the lookout for some technology that can make the journey easier.

If you have a smartphone, then there are several travel apps of which you might want to take advantage. Downloading them to your phone and learning how to use them before you leave home is always a smart idea.

Here are five of the travel apps that we love right now.

Airbnb

Of all the travel apps you’re likely to encounter, this one might be the most valuable overall. The Airbnb app:

  • Is available for Android and iOS devices
  • Allows you to rent whole apartments
  • Gives you the option to rent just a couch if that’s all you can afford

Think of Airbnb as splitting the difference between a hostel and a hotel. You can find someone hosting close to you on short notice, and it’s not going to break the bank.

If you don’t mind staying with local hosts, then it’s the ideal setup. You can socialize with them, and they can tell you about sites to see and what bad neighborhoods to avoid. You can also ask them about things like public transportation, the best restaurants, and bars, etc.

Hostelworld

The Hostelworld app is another one that we particularly enjoy. This app allows you to:

  • Find hostels near you
  • Create a profile for yourself and book quickly
  • See ratings and comments from past users

Hostel experiences can be amazing. You can meet individuals from all over, and you might even start a lasting friendship.

At the same time, though, you can have awful hostel experiences if you’re not careful. No one wants to share their bed with rats or headlice. This app can be your protection against that negative hostel experience, and it comes with a fully interactive map to guide you to your accommodations.

It works on both Android and Apple devices.

AirHelp

The AirHelp app can be a real lifesaver if you’re looking at an unexpectedly-canceled flight. Nothing is more frustrating, especially if you need to get somewhere urgently. With this app, you can see whether you can receive compensation from the airline for what happened.

While you wait at the airport, you can use the app to find out about getting a refund. If you lost your seat due to overbooking, then this application is your best friend, since the airline is seldom much help in this regard.

You can enter your flight info and some details about the problem which led to your seat loss. If the app helps you get compensation, you give them a portion of it. You also get a referral bonus if you can convince others to sign up with it.

You can use it on all Android and iOS devices.

LoungeBuddy

The LoungeBuddy application for travelers is nearly indispensable. This is an app that finds what lounges are close to you and determines which ones you can use. If you have a particular credit card or a higher-end seat, you can seek admittance.

The LoungeBuddy app rates different airport lounges. It talks about how clean they are, how dependable the Wi-Fi is, what the food is like, and whether they charge money for alcohol.

If you’re stuck for multiple hours between flights, you don’t want to hang out in the terminal with no amenities. With this app on your side, you’ll never have to again.

It’s available for iOS and Android phones.

HotelTonight

The HotelTonight app is excellent if you have to book a hotel suddenly because it finds last-minute discounts on available rooms. If you find a room you like, you can reserve it instantly.

You can also use criteria filters like how much you want to spend, whether you only want certain hotel chains, and whether there is a pool or a fashionable restaurant at which you can dine.

You can also look according to what attractions are nearby. You can browse hotel feedback from former guests, and there are plenty of photos to help you make up your mind.

It is available for iOS and Android users as well.

With the coronavirus still an issue, some individuals aren’t going on vacation or flying for work as much as they once did. If you’re starting to travel again, though, be sure to stay safe and use these apps to help you.

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