Welcome to the Airbnb tips blog

 
Tips for Airbnb travelers and hosts
 

We're a group of experienced and dedicated Airbnb hosts and vacation rental owners wanting to share our tips and experiences with others. 

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. 

Would you like to contribute to our Airbnb blog? Drop us a line and we'll get back to you shortly. 

We're also providing useful tips for Airbnb travellers and for those who'd like to try this genious concept. 

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Get your own professional vacation rental website, a powerful channel manager and the possibility to take direct bookings and avoid fees.   Try Lodgify website builder for free here 

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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. Here's a short guide how to list your Airbnb on Tripadvisor. 

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How to become an Airbnb Superhost

After a quarter with lots of hard work, we once again earned the Airbnb Superhost Badge. In 2017 we hosted 267 guests, earned 5 star reviews 85% of the time with no cancellations. See our top tips for keeping our Airbnb guests happy here: 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  

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Have you had a bad experience with Airbnb? 

On this site you can share your story and put pressure on Airbnb to resolve your issue.

https://airbnb-nightmares.webnode.com/

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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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10 trusted sites to list your vacation rental

List your vacation rental at the most popular and trusted websites in the industry. And most importantly, it's fast, free and easy to create a listing. List your vacation rental for free here

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Airbnb hosts and travelers - beware of bed bugs

The largest Airbnb competitor: Flipkey by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide. Tripadvisor has it's own private vacation rental section where property owners can advertise for free and travellers can read trusted reviews from previous guests.  Property owners can sign up here, it's fast, easy and free and travelers can search 1000's of private vacation rentals or hotels here. Did you know that advertisers on Flipkey earn in average $ 26000 per year?List your vacation rental

Having people checking in and out of your house on a regular basis will increase the chance of getting bed bugs. Travelers should avoid bringing these disgusting blood suckers home Airbnb hosts and travelers - see our tips to prevent bed bugs here

 

Airbnb alternatives

Have you ever used Airbnb or similar websites like Flipkey, Wimdu or Roomorama? On this page you'll find an overview of the most popular and trusted Airbnb alternatives and also an overview of Airbnb competitor sites
 

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  • 01/10/2018 21:38

    What are the Airbnb Superhost Requirements?

    Airbnb Superhost requirements, full overview:   To become an Airbnb Superhost, your response rate must be 90% or better. This means you have answered all booking requests within a day. You...

  • 02/14/2017 20:38

    How to become a member of Airbnb

      Here's a quick guide to how to become a member of Airbnb: 1) Create a profile with Airbnb. Use this link to receive a $25 to spend on your first stay 2) Have a copy of your ID / passport ready...

  • 02/12/2017 11:30

    10 incredible Airbnb guest behaviour illustrated

    Yep, Airbnb guests can be incredible sometimes. I've been hosting since more than 5 years and on this page I've documented some of the most incredible things I've discoreved post guest check...

Boost airbnb ranking

Boost your Airbnb ranking

It's a proven fact that people are more likely to click and book the listings appearing on the first pages in Airbnb search. And with 100's or even 1000's of Airbnb listings in the most popular areas, and more listings added every week, you better stay ahead of your competitors. The following tips will help your listing appear higher in the Airbnb search engine, get more visitors and more bookings. Read more here: Airbnb SEO tips

See also our Airbnb marketing tips

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  • 10/08/2018 18:17

    Join the coFounder Club of FullyBooked.world

    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...

  • 10/08/2018 14:08

    5-Star Quality Sleep At Your Airbnb

      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...

  • 07/22/2018 00:01

    Airbnb keyword search

      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...

  • 05/17/2018 11:09

    What will Airbnb guests expect from my property?

        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...

  • 04/25/2018 09:28

    The more you know: hotel bedding

    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...

  • 04/05/2018 19:44

    Prepare your Airbnb property to wow your guests

      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...

  • 02/10/2018 14:49

    3 ways hosting on Airbnb changed my life

      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...

  • 01/10/2018 10:37

    How to become an Airbnb Superhost

    In 2017 we hosted 267 guests, earned 5 star reviews 85% of the time with no cancellations. In january 2018 we earned the Airbnb Superhost badge.  Apart from the usual Airbnb Superhost Requirements, this is our top tips for becoming an Airbnb superhost:   Airbnb hosting tips...

  • 01/08/2018 22:18

    The Most Expensive Airbnb’s in America’s Top Destinations

    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...

  • 12/31/2017 13:07

    How Airbnb hosts can protect themselves using background searches

    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...

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Vacation rental and Airbnb news

  • Sleep like Dracula @ Airbnb Sleep like Dracula @ Airbnb

    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...

  • New app to check your Airbnb's ranking position New app to check your Airbnb's ranking position

    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...

  • Airbnb can no longer protect horrible listings Airbnb can no longer protect horrible listings

    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...

  • Airbnb explains what star rating means Airbnb explains what star rating means

    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 about to launch a premium service to compete with luxury hotels Airbnb is about to launch a premium service to compete with luxury hotels

    "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: Airbnb is introducing new rules for instant book:

    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...

  • NEWS: Misterb&b raises $8.5 million to build the Airbnb for the LGBTQ community NEWS: Misterb&b raises $8.5 million to build the Airbnb for the LGBTQ community

    "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...

  • News: Airbnb is standardizing the check-in process to make it way less confusing News: Airbnb is standardizing the check-in process to make it way less confusing

    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...

  • News: Airbnb increases fees and changes cancellation policies News: Airbnb increases fees and changes cancellation policies

    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 targets business travellers Airbnb targets business travellers

    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...

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