I am going to San Fransisco and then NYC in the spring time. and staying a few weeks in both cities i am from Australia and a young person on a budget!! Would it be best to rent short term accommodation (from one of those websites) or best to stick with the hotels...?
P.s i am not going to be a backpacker
P.P.S. if renting is the best option what would be the best site to book/look at?
I am a big fan of subletting! I've gone through Airbandb, but Tripping.com just in the last fortnight launched booking flats etc by aggregating lots if the other home listing sites, so a great one-stop shop for that type of accommodations. Another option is to check out Craigslist.org for those cities and see what is posted. Sometimes there are even housesitting opportunities where you sty for free, rare, but you never know.
Have fun!! almost 5 years ago