July 01, 2014 09:00 ET Introduces Neighborhood Search

New Feature Gives Travelers More Refined Search Options to Find the Perfect Hosted Travel Experience

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2014) - Savvy travelers and urban denizens alike know that a city is more than a collection of diverse people, but also diverse neighborhoods. To help prospective homestay guests more easily discover the right hosts in the right place, has refined its search capabilities to include boroughs and neighborhoods in 19 cities., which helps travelers find hosted lodging experiences that match their interests, has added 118 neighborhoods to-date, with more coming every week. The cities that now feature this enhanced search capability include:

  • Auckland
  • Barcelona
  • Boston
  • Buenos Aires
  • Dublin
  • Gold Coast
  • Istanbul
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne
  • New York
  • Perth
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Rome
  • San Francisco
  • Sydney
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver's hosted travel experience matches guests searching for accommodations with hosts who want to rent a room on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis. Travelers looking for lodging can search by location and available dates and refine their search after learning more about the amenities, neighborhood and host.

"While it's the homestay host who makes your travel experience truly memorable, finding the right property in the right location is the first decision most travelers make when planning a trip," said Alan Clarke, CEO of "By enhancing our search capabilities, we make finding the perfect match faster and easier for our guests. Our goal is to create exceptional travel experiences, and that experience starts with location, location, location. Once guests have settled on the right section of the city, they can connect with the hosts of the properties they're most interested in to learn more and help plan their visit."

About, named one of Europe's top three travel innovators by PhoCusWright, is a Dublin-based firm pioneering new ways to enjoy experiential accommodation choices through a "hosted travel experience" homestay model. is a limited company and has raised venture capital funding through Delta Partners Ltd. The company also provides the Homestay Manager software to Homestay agencies and host families worldwide.'s chairman is Paddy Holahan, the founder and CEO of Newbay. The company's CEO is Alan Clarke, previously of

Contact Information

  • Todd Van Hoosear
    VP, Public Relations & Stakeholder Engagement
    HB Agency