Top Airbnb articles 2021

  • Airbnb income calculator Airbnb income calculator

    Airbnb has launched several new tools. See how much you can earn from renting your place or hosting an Airbnb experience here:  See how much you can earn as an host here   INCOME CALULATOR -  Airbnb Experience  

  • What is a Channel Manager for Vacation Rentals and How to Choose One What is a Channel Manager for Vacation Rentals and How to Choose One

    A channel manager is an indispensable tool for every vacation rental host who manages their properties on more than one listing platform. To reach a wider audience, more and more vacation rental owners choose to list their properties on multiple online booking channels. This strategy has its...

  • These are the most Bookmarked Airbnbs These are the most Bookmarked Airbnbs

    Here's where people want to stay. Airbnb has shared the locations that people wish-listed more than any others in 2020.  See the full list below.  These are some of the places people are either hoping to visit someday or the locations that are first on the list as soon as travel...

  • 8 Unique Vacation Rental Guest Book Ideas 8 Unique Vacation Rental Guest Book Ideas

    As well as collecting those all-important online reviews on your website, it’s never a bad idea to leave a physical guest book in your vacation rental for guests to sign (and other guests to read!) during their stay. If the idea of a standard vacation rental guest book template doesn’t appeal to...

  • Protecting Your Airbnb - keep your Airbnb pest free Protecting Your Airbnb - keep your Airbnb pest free

    by Noel McCarthy, Sterifab Staff Writer     One of the least pleasant part of being an Airbnb operator is deciding how to handle pest control issues. Unfortunately, all sorts of unwelcome bugs – fleas, mites, bed bugs, cockroaches, ticks, and lice, to name but a few – will...

  • These are Airbnb's most popular gay friendly listings These are Airbnb's most popular gay friendly listings

    Here's where people want to stay.  These are the most popular gay friendly Airbnb listings around the world, see full list and picture gallery below. Have you got a gay friendly Airbnb listing? See how much you can earn here See also: Get a $10 coupon to spend on your next stay

  • Here’s How These Vacation Rental Owners Succeeded during the Pandemic Here’s How These Vacation Rental Owners Succeeded during the Pandemic

    These vacation rental owners found different ways to be successful during the pandemic. Learn what they did and apply it to your own business!    After nearly a year of uncertainty and economic turmoil, it may seem like there’s no end to the madness. However, despite the...

  • 13 Ways to Increase Your Airbnb Income 13 Ways to Increase Your Airbnb Income

    It might seem like everyone and their mother are now Airbnb hosts. And with over 7 million listings and nearly 3 million hosts all over the world, that probably is the case! Many people are realizing that being a full-time vacation rental owner can be extremely profitable but they also might feel...

  • 7 Steps For How to Manage a Vacation Rental Remotely 7 Steps For How to Manage a Vacation Rental Remotely

    With the work-from-anywhere trend on the rise, many short-term rental homeowners and managers want to know how to manage a vacation rental remotely. Learn the best practices of remote property management and learn the pros and cons of self-management and hiring a third-party property...

  • Amazing Airbnb castles Amazing Airbnb castles

    Live like a king or queen !  We're presenting 10 amazing castles you can rent on Airbnb:

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Top Airbnb articles 2020

  • How to Write an Airbnb Welcome Letter: A Formula for Success How to Write an Airbnb Welcome Letter: A Formula for Success

    An Airbnb welcome letter can share important details with your guests while also making them feel comfortable in your rental. Find out how a welcome letter can improve your guest communication and what to include in your letter to leave a lasting impression. An Airbnb welcome letter can win your...

  • How real estate photos differ from generic photography, and what that means for your STR How real estate photos differ from generic photography, and what that means for your STR

    Most guests search the web to look for captivating photos that fire up their excitement for their next trip. As noted by an airbnb host, browsing for a vacation rental “is like online dating...nobody reads the profile, it’s all about the photos”.    I don’t need to tell you the...

  • Increase Your Vacation Rental Revenue With Upsells Increase Your Vacation Rental Revenue With Upsells

    6 Ways to Increase Your Vacation Rental Revenue With Upsells.Vacation rental bookings rarely stay steady year-round. Everyone has their busy and slow seasons. Furthermore,  given the recent travel changes since COVID-19, many vacation rental owners are looking for new ways to increase revenue...

  • 5 Tips To Level-Up Your Airbnb Photos 5 Tips To Level-Up Your Airbnb Photos

    Author: Connor Griffiths | Lifty Life Vacation Rental Management Your Airbnb photos are one of the most important parts of your listing; which is why it’s surprising to still see such poor quality on so many Airbnb listings. Trust me you won’t regret taking a few extra minutes to take some...

  • A Complete Guide to Vacation Rental Property Management Fees A Complete Guide to Vacation Rental Property Management Fees

    Learn everything you need to know about vacation rental property management fees, from how it's structured and the services that it covers, to pros and cons. When hiring a property manager or property management company to oversee your vacation rental, it’s important to understand how vacation...

  • 7 Tips on Reopening Your Vacation Rental Business 7 Tips on Reopening Your Vacation Rental Business

    As people begin to resume travel plans and start taking trips again, vacation rental owners all over the globe are anxious to get back to business. Many are going the extra mile to appeal to eager travelers, finally fill those vacancies, and make up for all of the last-minute cancellations and lost...

  • The Pro-Hosts Guide to Optimizing Your Airbnb Listings [9 Practical Checklists] The Pro-Hosts Guide to Optimizing Your Airbnb Listings [9 Practical Checklists]

    Does your Airbnb listing stand out from the crowd? To gain more visibility on the platform and start securing more reservations you need in the first place to improve the key aspects of your listing. Here are 9 practical checklists to help your Airbnb listing reach its full potential. Read more...

  • HOW MUCH IS AIRBNB REALLY COSTING YOU? HOW MUCH IS AIRBNB REALLY COSTING YOU?

    Airbnb is undoubtedly one of the biggest travel startups to emerge from the sharing economy in recent years. In fact, there are over seven million listings worldwide on the platform and on average over 2 million guests stay on Airbnb every night. Its unparalleled success is, in large part, due to...

  • Free Vacation Rental Software guide Free Vacation Rental Software guide

    As soon as your vacation rental property transforms into your main business, it's important to optimize all processes within it. Luckily, software tools and applications can come to help. Here are the answers to the 4 main questions about choosing free vacation rental management software. Read more...

  • 5 Steps to Getting a 5-star Rating on Airbnb 5 Steps to Getting a 5-star Rating on Airbnb

    Airbnb is a community where an owner’s success is primarily driven by feedback and his or her track record. These testimonials resemble on-line references that can aid or injure your future business significantly. Some small slip-ups or errors can impact your ratings for a long time, and even...

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Airbnb tips blog

  • 03/26/2021 20:22

    How to set up broadband and WiFi for an Airbnb

    If you’re fortunate enough to own a holiday home or Airbnb, offering internet access or WiFi is essential. Whether for your own use or for paying guests, some form of internet access is a necessity. That’s what this article is all about: setting up broadband and WiFi for an Airbnb...

  • 06/21/2020 09:00

    Learn how to find the best cleaning company for your vacationrental

    Improving cleaning efficiency is at the forefront of the mind of any host now. Are you thinking about hiring a professional cleaning service to take cleanings to a new level? Learn how to find the best cleaning company for your vacationrental    

  • 03/18/2020 21:41

    Hospitality Expert Tips: Designing the Ideal Bed for your Guests

    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...

  • 03/04/2020 19:20

    How to give your Airbnb guests a great check-in experience

    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...

  • 02/02/2020 06:32

    How landlords can use AirBnB to beef up their second property income

    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...

  • 01/31/2020 13:49

    How to provide the right pillows as an Airbnb host

    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...

  • 11/21/2019 12:24

    10 tips for being a top Airbnb host

    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...

  • 09/07/2019 14:07

    What are the Airbnb superhost benefits (updated September 2019)

    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...

  • 09/06/2019 01:00

    Airbnb sustainable hosting

    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...

  • 09/04/2019 18:19

    The strangest Airbnb listings in the world

    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: 

  • 08/07/2019 17:59

    The most expensive Airbnbs 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:

  • 07/31/2019 21:37

    What are the airbnb superhost requirements - and how to reach them

    The airbnb superhost requirements explained the easy way: (updated November 2020)   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...

  • 07/29/2019 08:29

    Airbnb SEO tips and strategies

    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...

  • 07/17/2019 10:44

    The 2019-2020 Guide to Vacation rental Marketing

         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. 

  • 06/07/2019 10:25

    Top Airbnb blogs to follow updated November 2020

    Airbnb blogs are a great source to knowledge, and when you’re an Airbnb host, staying up-to-date and continuing to learn is extremely important to success. But with so many blogs offering tips and tricks,what are the best blogs?   Luckily, Feedspot has sifted through the...

  • 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...

  • 02/08/2018 20:08

    the meth breaker

    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...

  • 01/10/2018 10:37

    How to become an Airbnb Superhost

    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...

  • 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...

  • 08/26/2017 10:49

    Supplement Your Retirement Income With An Airbnb

    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...

  • 08/03/2017 22:37

    How to contact Airbnb by phone

    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...

  • 07/25/2017 09:38

    Keep calm and keep on sharing

    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...

  • 07/11/2017 09:01

    Airbnb house rules - best practice guide

    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,...

  • 12/21/2016 20:40

    SEO guide to optimize your vacation rental website

    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...

  • 09/08/2016 20:37

    Who is the biggest Airbnb competitor?

    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...

  • 08/04/2016 20:30

    10 ways to boost your Airbnb listing London style

    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...

  • 07/06/2016 20:36

    10 things I love about Airbnb

    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...

Tools for Airbnb hosts

  • Great news ! The most powerful tool in the vacation rental industry is now FREE ! Great news ! The most powerful tool in the vacation rental industry is now FREE !

    Limited offer. Airbnb hosts and Vacation Rental owners can now use iGMS software at zero cost. Automate your vacation rental business with this powerful tool. A must have for Airbnb hosts and Vacation rental owners   Automated messaging   Channel Manager   Team...

  • Airbnb income calculator Airbnb income calculator

    Airbnb has launched several new tools. See how much you can earn from renting your place or hosting an Airbnb experience here:  See how much you can earn as an host here   See how much you can earn by hosting an  Airbnb Experience here

  • Get a professional vacation rental website Get a professional vacation rental website

    Get your own professional website for your vacation rental. With an independent website you can take direct bookings and avoid fees (most vacation rental sites such as Airbnb, Tripadvisor or Booking takes up to 20% on top of your price, imagine if you could keep this cut yourself). There are...

  • Check your Airbnb ranking position Check your Airbnb ranking position

    It's a proven fact that people are more likely to click on and book the listings appearing first after they have made a search on Airbnb.  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...

  • 4 ways to earn money on Airbnb without owning a residental property 4 ways to earn money on Airbnb without owning a residental property

    Did you know there are several ways to make money on Airbnb without owning any residential property?   You can rent / lease a property from someone else and rent in on Airbnb You can co-host for another Airbnb user Airbnb also let people earn money on experiences You can become an...

Airbnb guest blogger posts

  • Five ways to keep your Airbnb guests happy and what to do if they aren't? Five ways to keep your Airbnb guests happy and what to do if they aren't?

    We have been renting out our cottage in Boise since March with an 85% overall occupancy! How can you duplicate our strategy and keep your guests happy?    1. Respond to guest requests as soon as humanly possible. We have templates set up for our response which can be quickly...

  • Airbnb guest bloggers wanted Airbnb guest bloggers wanted

    Do you own an Airbnb and would like to contribute to our blog? We're looking for Airbnb guest bloggers who'd like to share everything from hosting tips to glimps from their everyday lifes. We'll link to your Airbnb listing (which will help increase your position in Airbnb search, according to...

Airbnb alternatives

  • Flipkey by Tripadisor Flipkey by Tripadisor

    Tripadvisor is the largest travel site in the world with millions of users worldwide.  Tripadvisor is a m u st 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...

  • Hotelscombined Hotelscombined

    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 Homestays Booking.com Homestays

    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 Homestay

    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 / Homeaway VRBO / Homeaway

    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. 

Top Vacation Rental Software

  • AirGMS vacation rental software AirGMS vacation rental software

    AirGMS vacation rental software iGMS is a complete package for your booking automation, guest communication handling and your various day to day activity, all managed in a single place. With the help of a mobile app,  iGMS  is equipped to provide vacation rental management with the...

  • Lodgify - get your own free professional vacation rental website Lodgify - get your own free professional vacation rental website

     Lodgify  offers free professional websites for holiday property owners. Includes powerful channel manager. If you are looking to manage bookings for your properties and get everything from a vacation rental software, using Lodgify is your best bet.  Try Lodgify free here For...

Beginners guide to Airbnb

  • 12 Tips for First-Time Airbnb Travelers 12 Tips for First-Time Airbnb Travelers

    by Noel McCarthy, Sterifab Staff Writer   “To travel is to live”, said Hans Christian Anderson. And he was right. And there’s no better way than to become an Airbnb traveler. Airbnb is an exciting (and cost-effective) way to see the world. To visit those cities you’ve only heard...

  • What are Airbnb service fees What are Airbnb service fees

    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...

  • Airbnb amenities that should be provided to guests Airbnb amenities that should be provided to guests

    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...

  • How to become a member of Airbnb How to become a member of Airbnb

    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 See also: How do I get my house on Airbnb? 2) Profile details. Fill out your profile and...

  • How do I get my house on Airbnb How do I get my house on Airbnb

    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...

Airbnb's you've got to see to believe

  • Outside parking log bed in Peckham Outside parking log bed in Peckham

    Would you rent an OUTSITE parking lot bed?  The ‘room’ which has been advertised at just £8 per night, is located in Peckham, UK.  It accommodates one, and comes with a nice double bed, a shabby chic wardrobe and a bedside table. There's no WIFI and appearantly no (sitting down) toilet

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