Welcome to The Airbnb Tips Blog
This Airbnb Blog is an unofficial Airbnb blog run by a group of experienced and dedicated Airbnb hosts and vacation rental owners wanting to share our tips and experiences with others.
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Airbnb instagram marketing - the complete guide
We have a real passion for hosting and would also like to get in touch with other dedicated hosts, vacation rental owners and homeowners renting their properties on Airbnb, Flipkey, Tripsadvisor and similar sites. We're also glad to help those who'd like to get started.
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Airbnb instagram marketing
If your property matches our style, we’ll add it to our website, and may feature it across our social media channels as well — all free of charge. See more here: Airbnb instagram marketing tips
How to list your vacation rental on Tripadvisor
Did you know that advertisers on Tripadvisor earn an average of $26000 per year?
Tripadvisor is the biggest and most popular travel site in the world - with millions of users worldwide. Adding your vacation rental to Tripadvisor will not only give you a boost in number of booking requests, but also a trusted platoform to advertise at with peace of mind guarantee for hosts and guests. Sign up directly with Tripadvisor here, or reado our short guide how to list your Airbnb on Tripadvisor.
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Top Airbnb articles 2020
The process of managing your vacation rentals might get overwhelming as soon as your business starts to grow. Read our guide to find out how to automate each aspect of your business to spend less time on routine operations and yet become a prosperous host. Follow these 8 simple steps to business...
As the short-term rental market is expanding rapidly, it is important to set your business apart from the competition. The key point for any who wants to be a winner is to implement a consistent Airbnb marketing strategy. Check out 6 most effective marketing techniques to take your Airbnb business...
Can you guess what kind of a #vacationrental property is likely to get more bookings? The data says the one with a well-thought-out marketing strategy. Put these marketing techniques into action to outsmart your competitors and boost your occupancy rate: Read the full article here
What are the most common things guests complain about in vacation rentals? Read the most common negative reviews and learn how to them these 10 tips. Avoid negative Airbnb reviews
Millions of potential guests use social media every day. Find out how to market your vacation rental business and boost your bookings. Get your free pdf guide here.
The photos you upload are a reflection of the service you offer. Check out 8 ways on how to take professional photos of your vacation rental, see our best tips here
Tired of Airbnb fees?
What are the Airbnb superhost requirements?
Boost your Airbnb ranking
Boost your Airbnb ranking and get more bookings with Airbnb SEO tips from our most successful Airbnb hosts
Get your own professional vacation rental website
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How to become an Airbnb Superhost
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Booking now allows Airbnb properties on their site
Now Airbnb hosts and vacation rental owners can add their properties to the worlds biggest search engine, Booking.com. It's fast, free and easy. Use this link to get 5 commission free bookings
In this article we'll give advice on how to build a strong profile on booking.com and how to integrate Airbnb and Booking.com to avoid manual updates and double bookings: Airbnb + Booking.com integration
Get more Airbnb bookings with these simple steps
Don't disappear behind 100's of other listings in your area. We'll show you how to get more Airbnb bookings with only a few simple steps. This is the ultimate guide to get more bookings from Airbnb
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Beginners guide to Airbnb
The Airbnb service fee is a percentage of each confirmed booking charged by Airbnb to provide services like 24/7 customer support and credit card processing. The Airbnb service fee consits of 2 parts: The Airbnb host service fee The Airbnb Guest service fee In addition comes Fees for...
Here are our top tips of items you should always provide your Airbnb guests, room by room: GENERAL: A house manual. Print out a brief guide to how all the things in your home work. Include info on the check out procedure, nearby places to eat, interesting things to see, shops, etc A guest...
1) Sign up with Airbnb. It’s fast and easy to sign up with Airbnb. You can connect with your Facebook profile or your email. For travellers: Use this link and get $50 / €45 off your first trip For property owners: If you’re a property owner, use this link. See also: How do I get my house...
Many people ask us “How do I get my house on Airbnb?”. By following the simple steps below you’ll have your property listed in minutes. We’ll also tell you how to avoid the most common pitfalls for new hosts. Sign up with Airbnb. It’s fast and easy to sign up with Airbnb. You can connect with your...
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Author bio: Guest post contributed by the Downlite Bedding team. Downlite designs, manufactures, and markets comfort bedding for major hotel chains, airbnb hosts, and consumers. The family-owned business is an industry leader with three generations of product-knowledge and...
The check-in is probably the most important part of a guest’s stay. The impression that they have when they first arrive will affect how they view the rest of their stay - and any problems checking in could lead to unhappy guests and negative feedback. On the Airbnb Tips Blog this week, we've...
As profit margins on AirBnB rentals are higher than with longer term lets, many landlords are becoming interested in replacing standard letting arrangements with a series of AirBnB rentals on buy-to-let properties. Given the recency of this trend, mortgage providers and legislators have not set out...
As an Airbnb host you have a lot of responsibilities; don’t overlook an important one - providing the right pillows for your guests. Pillows are an indispensable accessory for your rental home Your guests will likely be tired after traveling and will find immediate comfort on the correct...
An increasing number of people are renting accommodation for flexible rentals and short term rather than spending time in hostels and hotels, meaning that the property management industry is growing at a fast pace. All hosts should be aware of this, especially if they plan to rent their...
Many people ask us what the Airbnb superhost benefits are. Here's a complete overview of the Airbnb superhost benefits and superhost requirements, updated September 2019. Airbnb launched their Superhost program in 2016 to reward their most devoted hosts with a special VIP status. The creation...
With the news that we are headed for a major climate disaster, eco-friendly products should be on everyone’s mind. So we switch out our plastic straws for reusable ones, conserve water while we brush our teeth, but what about hotel bedding for our airbnb guests? Look for products...
Looking for something uniqe and different? This is simply a collection of the strangest, weirdest, most unique, cheapest or most expensive Airbnb's in the world:
If you're willing to pay up to $10 000 for an overnight stay at an Airbnb, you should consider the following listings:
The airbnb superhost requirements explained the easy way: (updated October 2019) Hosted at least 10 trips You must have a 90% response rate or higher Received a 5-star review at least 80% of the time you’ve been reviewed, as long as at least half of the guests who stayed with you...
Airbnb SEO tips and strategies - the ultimate guide. Updated August 2019 Do you want more bookings from Airbnb? It’s easier than you think. In this article I’ll show you how to get more bookings from Airbnb by optimizing your Airbnb listing for search, also called Airbnb SEO...
The 2019-2020 Guide to Vacation rental Marketing is now out. More than 1,000 hosts have already put these tips into action and are seeing real results. Tons of tips to increase your revenue and marketing strategies. Read the practical manual here.
Airbnb blogs are a great source to knowledge. Learn from experienced hosts and stay updated on what's going on in therapidly changing vacation rental industry. The Airbnb Tips blog presents a list of the most follow-worhty blogs, updated August 2019 Top Airbnb blogs we recommend to...
You’re passionate about the vacation rental industry and understand that it can be a very lucrative space to play. Who doesn’t enjoy,residual income. And as a zealous traveler you have a knack and keen eye for what people want. NOW discover a fantastic opportunity with coFounder Club...
We’ve all experienced the phenomena before. You spend some time in a hotel and come away feeling like you’ve slept better during your stay than you ever have in your own bed. You’re rested, relaxed, more zen and you’d like to keep it going. So you take a picture of your pillow tag, you talk...
The Airbnb Keyword Search is gone. Airbnb wants people to view more properties which is good for analytics and good for generating serendipitous sales because people get incentivised with different locations rather than solely relying on features. Security and/or privacy could...
What will Airbnb guests expect from my property? If you are looking to be a great Airbnb host and ensure your guests have a comfortable stay, there are a few key things that you should try to provide for them. Although some of the things in this list may appear obvious, it is...
Author bio: Guest post contributed by the Downlite Bedding team. Downlite designs, manufactures, and markets comfort bedding for major hotel chains, airbnb hosts, and consumers. The family-owned business is an industry leader with three generations of product-knowledge and experience. After...
Perfect your Airbnb listing One of the key factors in becoming a successful host is attracting enough guests to your property. You also want these guests to be the sort that will treat your home as their own and leave it in a good clean condition when they vacate. Therefore, you need to make...
Back in 2013 I had decided that I wanted to leave The Netherlands, the country where I was born and raised. Both my parents are from the Cape Verde islands, and I felt that for me, that was where I needed to be. I wanted to get to know the country better, spend much more time with my...
The Meth Breaker - The Real Time Methamphetamine Detection Alarm Here at Global Meth Solutions, our number one priority is to ensure your investment is protected against the use and manufacture of methamphetamine (ice). Give your guests the confidence that their health and safety is not at...
In 2018 we hosted 267 guests, earned 5 star reviews 85% of the time with no cancellations. In january 2019 we earned the Airbnb Superhost badge. Apart from the usual Airbnb Superhost Requirements, this is our top tips for becoming an Airbnb superhost. See also: 20 Airbnb...
Having a well kept, smartly advertise Airbnb listing is imperative if you want to make money renting your property. As you probably know, people will pay more for luxury, or even perceived luxury, if marketed correctly. That being said, our friends at Simply Self Storage recently compiled a...
How Airbnb hosts can protect themselves using background searches We all love easy and affordable places to stay, it makes travelling that much more easier. That’s why we all love Airbnb. You get what you need for what you can afford, with virtually no hassle. It lets you let out your spare...
Supplement Your Retirement Income With An Airbnb © Judy Helm Wright—Author/Blogger/Intuitive Wise Woman Are you finding that you are coming up a little short each month? Many of our friends and colleagues are in that scary position. The pension or social security is not as...
Airbnb brags about their 24/7 open customer service, but the Airbnb phone numbers are well hidden on their website. So, we're making it easy for you and providing all Airbnb local phone numbers: Canada 1-855-424-7262 Taiwan 0800 868 313 United Kingdom +44 203 318...
Keep calm and keep on sharing (while being properly insured) By Humphrey Bowles, co-founder of www.guardhog.com, insurance for the sharing economy. Despite the popularity of home-sharing, it is clear that many hosts are still unknowingly compromising their home insurance, resulting in people...
Airbnb house rules are important. But how do you best approach them? No vacation rental host wants to come off as an oppressive dictator or compulsive clean freak: you want your guests to feel comfortable and at-home, after all! But being too relaxed can also come back to bite you. Thankfully,...
For the search engine ranks, you are required to optimize the entire site instead of a single page. Before the optimization, you need to take care of the points like, the subject matter of the site, the purpose of optimization and the level of commitment from your side to improve the ranks. Once...
We tought it would be interesting to provide a list of Airbnb competitors in different countries. If you know any further companies that should be on the list, contact us here. See our list of Airbnb competitors here. Who is the biggest Airbnb competitor? August 2015. We tought it...
Airbnb is becoming increasingly popular in the city of London. With the number of hosts and guests increasing every year, it only makes sense to capitalise on this facet of the sharing economy while it’s hot. We want to share some quick tips with you on how to maximise your...
I’ve used Airbnb since more than 5 years, both as a host and a traveler. Here’s 10 things I love about Airbnb: The opportunity to meet great people from all over the world. I’ve hardly had any negative experiences and the cultural exchange has given me so much and is an inspiration to continue...
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Avoid Airbnb fees. Airbnb takes up to 20% of your profit. What if there was a simple way to keep those money? With these simple steps you can keep more of your hard earned money. Get your own vacation rental website The first thing you must do to avoid Airbnb fees is to create your own professional...
Here are some of the widely used vacation rental tools and software you can take a look at. They'll help you manage your bookings from different channgels, take online bookings, reservation management and much more. It's fast and easy to create an account and get started. ...
Airbnb brags about their 24/7 open customer service, but numbers are well hidden on their website. So, we're making it easy for you and providing all Airbnb local phone numbers: Canada 1-855-424-7262 Taiwan 0800 868 313 United Kingdom +44 203 318 1111 United States...
Do you own a vacation rental? We'll help you list your vacation rental at all the biggest and most trusted vacation rental sites worldwide. These includes: Flipkey by Tripadvisor / Holidaylettings Booking Airbnb Homeaway Roomorama VRBO Sailo (for boat owners). Get a $100 coupon if signing...
Did you know you can advertise boats and yachts on Airbnb? If you've got a boat and people can spend the night in it, earn some good extra money by putting it on Airbnb. Other sites to advertise your boats on are Tripadvisor and Sailo (the Airbnb for boats)
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Vacation rental and Airbnb news
Halloween nights don’t get much spookier than this. You can now sleep like Dracula at a Castle in Transylvania, Romania. Earlier this month, Airbnb announced that Bran Castle in Romania, also known as “Dracula’s Castle”, would be listed on its website for the night of October...
Yourporter has just launched a new app checking your Airbnb's ranking position in search. See also: 10 Airbnb SEO tips to improve your Airbnb ranking position The app was recently launced and you can get a detailed report on your Airbnb's ranking position on a daily or weekly...
Regulators have forced Airbnb to rectify a major flaw in its customer review system which meant that until now some of the worst listings have escaped bad reviews. Currently, guests who decide to cancel their stay or leave early because the apartment or house is a bit of a dump cannot automatically...
I just used Airbnb as a guest recently and one change I noticed is that when writing a review, Airbnb is explaining what each star means as follows: 1 star = Terrible 2 Star = Bad 3 Star = OK 4 Star = Good 5 Star = Great
"Airbnb is close to launching a new service that will match guests with quality-inspected home and apartment rentals. The product is intended to attract higher-paying travellers who have yet to use Airbnb because they prefer the amenities guaranteed by fancy hotels, said three people familiar with...
Airbnb is introducing new rules for instant book: Improved calendaring — giving hosts with multiple listings (for example, a host with a listing for an entire home and a separate listing for a room inside that home) controls to link their Airbnb calendars and prevent double-bookings, as well...
"Is there room for smaller, more focused Airbnb competitors? French startup Misterb&b thinks so as the startup just raised $8.5 million from Project A and Ventech to build an apartment renting platform focused on the LGBTQ community. As the name suggests, Misterb&b started with a focus on...
Airbnb is standardizing the check-in process to make it way less confusing "Airbnb is rolling out a new check-in instructions tool to streamline and improve guest arrivals. Now, guests of hosts who opt in to the new tool will receive clear, visual, in-app step-by-step guides on what to...
Airbnb increases fees for hosts and changes it's cancellation policies. In short, what is going to happen is the following: The Moderate and Strict policies (less favourable to the guests), will be accompanied by an increase in host service fees, from 3% to respectively 4% and 5% to...
Airbnb business travel is now ready Airbnb has just launced its new thing: Airbnb for business. Airbnb is now targeting business travellers and listings eligible to meet those travellers requirements can now "upgrade" to get the Airbnb business badge. To get the airbnb...
Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor is a m ust join for any vacation rental owner wanting more bookings. Tripadvisor has just launced it's free-to-list program, making it possible for private and professional vacation...
Hotel search engine with also a wide range of apartments offered. This site searches through all majord accommodation sites and always returns the best price. Hosts can add their properties for free, guests gets a price guarantee on bookings. After making your search, use the filter...
Booking.com, one of the largest hotel search engines in the world, has just lauched it's own Homestay section to compete with Airbnb and other similar concepts. It's free for vacation rental owners to add their properties and travelers can search among 10 000's of Homestays worldwide. Booking...
Homestay.com is a worldwide booking platform where anyone can book a homestay including tourists, leisure travellers, students, interns, people relocating for work or those who simply want to experience local culture and meet local people when they travel.
VRBO is on of the most popular vacation rental sites in the US with over more than 1 million listings. You can rent everything from cabins & condos to castles or villas.