Recommended by women, for women

Women-Friendly Places to Stay

Find local accommodation including housesitting, homestays and hospitality networks

These women-friendly accommodations help you  travel more cost-effectively, and include hospitality exchanges, housesitting, and volunteering in exchange for accommodation, all recommended by women, for women. We invite you to consider a locally owned, women-owned accommodation when you travel.

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Le Monastère des Augustines

Les Monastere des Augstines is a traditional monastery-turned-wellness retreat in the heart of Quebec City.

Featured Listings

An aerial view of huts on the water at the International Hotels Group location in the Maldives.

IHG – Intercontinental Hotels Group

safe places for women to stay

Muskoka Beer Spa

Germain Hôtels 

A warm and invitingly decorated porch at the Mama Tembo Cheza guest house in Lusaka, Zambia

Mama Tembo Cheza Guesthouse

A brightly lit eating area that looks out over the bay to illustrate the Lark Hotels brand.

Lark Hotels

Bluebird Hotels

A nighttime view of the Lodge at Pine Cove resting on the French River in Ontario

Lodge at Pine Cove

A hand hodl

Best Western

The Art Deco Hotel Montana in Luzern Switzerland in the evening, a safe place for women to stay.

Art Deco Hotel Montana

Unique Placs to Stay

Looking for a little adventure? These off-the-beaten-track accommodations come recommended by our JourneyWoman readers. 

Hospitality Networks

A Hospitality Exchange, or a Hospitality Network, is a service that provides a platform for travellers to connect with homeowners in the cities and countries to which they are travelling to arrange accommodation, whether free, in exchange for money or services, or home-for-home swapping.

There are many benefits to opting for a hospitality network, including saving on accommodation costs, creating personal connections with locals from a different culture, local perspective, and opportunities to stay in areas underserved by hotels or hostels.

A group of women standing along a balcony

Women Welcome Women World Wide (5W)

A simple bedroom with black and white cover and mustard yellow blanket at the food of the bed as an accent.


Social media images and comments from people who have used the HostelWorld platform to book accommodation.


A dog sits at the foot of a bed

Trusted Housesitters

A woman tends to vegetables while working on a farm


Two women stop to take a photo while on a hiking trip. Traveling more sustainably is one way women can make a difference in travel.
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