Founded in 2007 as a way for San Francisco two roommates to make a quick buck to pay rent, Airbnb exploded into the online space as an easy way to access low-rate accommodation in cities across the states. Now open to dozens of countries and featuring houses and flats that house anywhere two guests upwards, Airbnb has solidified itself as a worldwide brand that is trustworthy, reliable and – above all else – reasonably priced.
Growing even further in recent years, Airbnb has begun to not only showcase lodgings but also a multitude of local experiences – arranged by Airbnb hosts – that give holiday-goers a glimpse of local culture, including tours, meetings with locals, attractions and more. Those looking to break a sweat can also sign up for more active adventures through Airbnb, setting them off on explorations via treks, horse-riding, kayaking and even dog sledding!
For those looking to make some spare euros themselves, Airbnb is always open to featuring your home as an Airbnb host. This doesn’t simply leave your home open to strangers without cover or help either, as every host is covered by one million dollars in liability insurance and property damage, whilst 24/7 assistance is one quick call away.
When we’ve got a coupon code to help you cut the cost of your stay, make sure to hit ‘Copy Code’ before making your way to Airbnb to arrange your booking. Once you’re about done and have reached the payment screen, paste your code in the coupon box below your card details to see your savings applied.
You can put out any queries you have easily through the Airbnb help centre, with direct messaging also in place should there not be a suitable answer for your question.
Can I cancel my Airbnb booking for a full refund?
Airbnb offers a generous cancellation policy that entitles the customer to a full refund of their accommodation fees if they issue a cancellation 24 hours or more before the arranged check-in time. Cancellations made within that 24 hour period will require the lodger to pay the first night’s stay.
Will I ever be asked to pay outside of the Airbnb website?
Hosts should never ask a potential lodger to pay via means outside of the Airbnb official site. Should you find your host doing so, report it immediately to Airbnb.
What is an Airbnb Superhost?
A Superhost is an experienced host who has been verified by Airbnb as providing quality accommodation and service, basically the best and most trusted hosts on the website. Look out for a red-tinted medal symbol next to any listings your viewing to certify that you’re looking at a Superhost’s accommodation.
How do I message my Airbnb host?
Once you’ve made an inquiry or reservation request, a thread will start in the ‘Messages’ tab under your account. From here you can chat with your potential host to arrange your booking, as well as view essential details including your host’s descriptions, reviews and your payment info. All of this can also be accessed through the mobile app.