Bed and Breakfast

Alftrudis B&B
8 Norman Avenue,
Henley On Thames,

About Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast or B&B as it is commonly called is an alternative sort of accommodation for people travelling around the globe. Compared to more common type of accommodation styles such as hotels or hostels the B&Bs are usually hosted in private houses and has got less number of rooms in comparison to its competitors. They usually have between 1 and 6 rooms per Bed and Breakfast.


History of Bed and Breakfast

The number of people staying at bed and breakfast accommodation skyrocketed back in the 19th century with professionals, primarily miners travelling around the United States of America looking for short-term accommodation. Since they had a long day of work ahead of them the breakfast in the morning before they left became a necessity to cope with the workload connected to gold digging back in the days. Compared to hotels, that were both rare and expensive, the Bed and Breakfast business provided the middle and working class an affordable option and in addition it also gave people with empty rooms in their house a chance of gaining an extra income outside of their regular day jobs.


Bed and Breakfast in United Kingdom

United Kingdom has a long tradition of private hosting in guesthouses or B&Bs. Many of them will be found in seaside towns and villages such as Brighton, Dover, Southampton and Bournemouth. You will also find them among the River Thames in cities such as Oxford, Reading, Marlow and Henley-on-Thames. There are organizations such as VisitBritain rates them based on a star system stretching from 3 to 5 stars. The grades are based on the standard of the establishments as well as other factors. Also TripAdvisor is a very reliable site when it comes to finding good guesthouses and B&Bs in the UK. Find the best Bed and breakfast in the UK here.

Bed and Breakfasts in other countries

Even if Bed and Breakfasts are very common in the UK, it is also a very popular sort of accommodation in other countries such as United States, Canada and other countries in Europe. In other parts of the world where backpacking is very common, bigger hostels are a more common alternative for budget accommodation.