Top Airbnb Guest Blogger Articles
How to choose the perfect comforter for your Airbnb Rental
You know that a VIP guest experience and future 5-star review live in the details: you leave a welcome basket, handwrite a note, and re-stock the Keurig stash. But how much thought have you put into your property’s bedding? A quality comforter is a win-win for guests and hosts. The proper...
Top Airbnb articles 2021
Airbnb Host Tips: Best 14 Tricks for Beginners
Being an Airbnb host is a full-time job. There’s a lot of time, energy and effort that goes into managing a short term rental business. We’re here to share some trade secrets with you about how to create and maintain an attractive listing, how to optimize your listing, how to increase bookings and...
The Airbnb Service Fee - All You Need To Know
Staying on top of your Airbnb service fee is an influential piece of the puzzle that makes up running a profitable Airbnb business. Here is a breakdown of what it entails and how best to lessen its impact on your bottom line. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
Airbnb income calculator
The Airbnb Income Calculator will tell you how much you can earn from your property. 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 - ...
Freelance writing - Become a travel writer
There are tons of benefits for being a freelance travel writer. We offer a range of freelance writer positions in a number of different languages. Signing up to write is a simple click away – all you have to do is input your details and off you go! Start freelance writing now! SIGN...
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
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
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
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
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? List your property, house, boat, island, tent, van, cabin, bike or host an experience, get $10 when...
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...
Top Airbnb articles 2020
Tips for Securing Your Home While Traveling
You booked a flight, found a place to stay, and solidified your itinerary. Hooray! Now all you have to do is pack, right? Well, not quite. Assuming you’re leaving your house empty, you’re going to want to make a plan to keep it safe and secure when you are home. When it comes to securing your house...
How to easily replace the comforter cover for your next 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 experience. Anyone...
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
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
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
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
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
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]
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?
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...
Airbnb tips blog
Unique and Affordable Themed Vacations for the Exhausted Entrepreneur
For small business owners seeking to get away, planning a compelling getaway can feel like an insurmountable task, or you may feel like you have limited options with a smaller budget. Travel doesn’t have to mean the beach or mountains, and it doesn’t have to put you in debt. Here, The Airbnb Tips...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
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:
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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 AVAILABLE
Automate your vacation rental business with this powerful tool. A must have for Airbnb hosts and Vacation rental owners. Automated messaging Channel Manager Team Management Take Direct Bookings Payment Processing Pricing...
See how much you can earn on Airbnb
See how much you can earn on Airbnb by using their new Airbnb Income Calculator Tool. Try it here
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
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
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?
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
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...
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...
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. GO TO...
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 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 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 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
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
Airbnb is a popular platform for booking short-term rentals and vacation properties. One of the key features of the platform is the ability for hosts to set their own prices for their listings, which can range from a spare room in a house to a standalone vacation home. However, in addition to the...
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
1) Sign up with Airbnb. It’s fast and easy to sign up with Airbnb by using this link. This way you'll also get the chance to chat live with an Airbnb superhost. You can connect with your Facebook profile or your email. 2) Profile details. Fill out your profile and include a facial picture of...
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
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