misterbnb is an online community that provides gay-friendly short term accommodations in the form of homestays in more than 130 countries. The company is based in Paris, France, and is not only a way for arranging travel accommodations but is a social platform where gay men can interact and share travel experiences. Their motto is “travel and live like a local”.
The company was founded by Matthieu Jost, in 2011, when he and his partner shared an apartment in Barcelona, Spain and upon arrival discovered that the host was uncomfortable with gay men staying in her home. That experience implored him to foster an environment for and by gay men to have safe, positive and comfortable accommodations and travel experiences.
Things to Know About misterbnb
- The sight is specifically designed for gay men users.
- Guests can either rent an entire place, a shared room, or a private room.
- Users can easily join the misterbnb network by signing up online.
- The company has an app that the community can use to book stays and communicate with.
- Users leave reviews on each listing, making sure guests have a safe and kind stay.
- The company organizes meetups in cities around the world for gay men to socialize, and meet other hosts and travelers.
How to Use misterbnb
In the top right hand corner of the home page, users can sign up for the site and become part of the international gay travel community. Browse listings by inputting your desired travel destination and dates into the search bar. View photos, amenities, reviews and details about each listing and host on the listing page. Users are able to search with filters based upon what type of accommodation they would like, as well as search top travel destinations.
Upon arriving to the search results page, users can customize their search further.
What People are Saying about misterbnb
"This was a nice experience, the apartment is in the very center of the city, it has all the basic amenities and Joe is a good host, willing to help you out with all the questions you have and make arrangements that suit your needs." - Michael, misterbnb user
"I am an easy going and down to earth German guy, living in Barcelona. I always like to meet new people from all over the world and would be happy to welcome you as my guest." - Andres
"I couldn’t have hoped for anything better. The apartment is perfectly located, modern and spacious (the pictures on here really do not do it justice). Jason is a great host, super friendly and all round lovely guy. I felt right at home from the very first day and I would recommend this place unreservedly." - Marcello
"We are a gay couple from Brussels for the first time in NY and we spent 5 amazing days in this apartment. The location in Hell’s Kitchen was spotless, at walking distance from Times Square and in the proximity of the Broadway theaters, Central Park and the Rockefeller Center. Also we were in one of the most prominent gay areas of the city, with plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants of any kind and sort. The apartment was charming, with lots of space for our luggage and with the possibility to use a wide range of facilities, including the kitchen, the backyard garden, Internet and TV. Jordan is the perfect lodger: very considerate, friendly, fun and social. We felt at home from the very beginning and we really had the impression to stay at a friend’s place rather than simply renting out a room. Jordan was also very helpful in many occasions and gave us some great advices on places to visit, transports and entertainments. This really made a big difference and we are really looking forward to coming back in the future. Highly recommended." - Giorgio
misterbnb Customer Service
International: +33 (0)184-174-895
USA/Canada Toll Free : 1-855-226-3855