Saturday, July 03, 2010

Cheap Beds for the Night on Google Maps


If you are jetting off somewhere this summer and need somewhere cheap to stay or, if you want to stay somewhere a little less impersonal than a hotel, you should consider renting a room in someone's house.

Prooms is a website that allows anyone to rent out a bed (or even a couch or a whole apartment) to paying guests and allows travellers to search for available accommodation. Anyone can post a bed on the site and anyone can take them up on the offer. The listings include private rooms, entire apartments or even just a couch.

The listed beds/rooms include a Google Map showing its location and details about cost and the neighbourhood the accommodation is located in.

Google Maps is also used to show the locations of accommodation when you carry out a search. So, for example, if you search for accommodation in San Francisco for a particular week the places that have rooms available are shown on a handy Google Map.

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