YOUR next stay at a hotel could be absolutely free – as long as you offer your skills in advance
More than 600 B&Bs and hotels around the world are letting guests stay in exchange for doing something for the property.
Barter Week, running between November 18 and 24, was set up by Italian website Bed and Breakfast Italy.
During the week, guests can offer to do something to be allowed the complimentary room.
The host will register their ‘wish’ for what needs to be done, which can then be accepted by potential visitors.
Cocktail making, massage lessons, wood-working and professional photography are just some of the other requests.
Some hotels are looking for items.
The project was launched in 2018 by Clara Corallo, from Sardinia, when she realised one of her clients on her bed and breakfast website was bartering with guests.
She told The Guardian that she then asked her properties to “experiment for a week” to see if it would work – with it doing so well that it is currently running for a second year.
If you want a free hotel stay without the work, hotel staff have given their top tips on how to get one.
A £125-a-night B&B in Torquay was named the best in the world this year, according to TripAdvisor.
The AA have also revealed the best B&Bs in the UK.