Cloth hire is a great way to try a variety of cloth nappies before investing money into an endeavor that may potentially not work out. Many cloth nappy hire services provide a range of styles and brands.
Before hiring, ask how the service sanitises between uses. If the service does not sanitise as per Australian Laundering Standards, or the relevant laundering standards in your country (ie. using heat or chemicals to sanitise) between hires, use a service that does.