From renting a room to renting a car to Airbnb-ing a hotel room, you can now find all sorts of ways to book hotel accommodation in just a few clicks.
Here are the key tips to making the best of the Airbnb journey.
Make sure you’ve got an Airbnb profile You can use the Airbnb profile to make booking decisions without having a website, but there are also other ways to make a booking.
For example, you might want to add a contact, an address and a hotel reservation, and use that to book your room.
This can be done using the Airbnb contact form on the profile page.
Choose a hotel that’s close to where you’re staying In a pinch, you could also check the hotel’s ratings to make sure they’re rated in your preferred category.
If the hotel is in the same category as you, you’ll have an easier time booking your room than if it’s in a different category.
Check Airbnb reviews When you book your Airbnb room, it will display a review from an Airbnb user.
It will be automatically sent to you within 24 hours.
If it doesn’t, it may be a bad sign that your booking is being cancelled.
Here’s how to read reviews and cancel your booking: Tap the book icon and tap ‘Cancel’ next to the reviews you’d like to cancel.
You’ll see a checkbox next to reviews and it will close automatically.
When you tap Cancel, you will not see a confirmation message.
If you cancel your Airbnb reservation, it’s the Airbnb staff who will receive your cancellation email and your booking details.
Book a hotel with a hotel contact If you want to book a hotel near where you live, you should use the hotel contact form, which allows you to add an address, a hotel rental contract and a photo of yourself.
You can also use a hotel booking form to book accommodation on your own, but it’s recommended that you book with a contact first, so you can book more rooms.
If all else fails, you may also want to check Airbnb’s ‘Book a room with Airbnb’ feature to see what people have said about hotels that are near your home.
Book your room on a mobile phone The Airbnb app has a feature that lets you book a room using your phone.
To do so, tap the book button in the bottom right corner of the app, tap ‘Add to My Booking’ and then tap ‘Book’ or ‘Book Me’.
You’ll then be prompted to select a hotel, which you can then book with the mobile phone.
You’re not required to register for an Airbnb account before booking a room, but the app is designed to make it easy for you to book.
Book hotel accommodation using your mobile phone Once you’ve booked a room and have a photo to show, you’re ready to book with Airbnb.
Simply tap ‘Set Up a Contact’ to open a booking request.
Once you have a contact to book the room, tap on the contact’s profile and you’ll be taken to their booking page.
You may want to use the contact to send you a reminder to let you know when they are available.
Book on the app When you want a room booked on Airbnb, simply tap ‘Buy Now’ and you will be taken back to the booking page, where you can select a payment method.
Once selected, you need to enter the booking details for the room on the ‘Book me now’ page.
When it’s time to book, tap Book now to get your hotel details.
Book in the app You can now book your hotel using the app or by phone using the same steps as booking through the app.
However, you must set up a contact or provide a photo when booking.
The app also offers a ‘Book now’ button on the booking screen, so if you don’t have one already, you won’t be able to book until you do.
The process takes just a couple of taps.
Book with your smartphone In order to book through the mobile app, you still need to register and enter the contact details for your hotel, and it’s also recommended that your phone number be set up for booking.
You need to set up an account on Airbnb and then send the contact a booking confirmation email, which will include your booking information and contact details.
Check hotel availability When you’re booking a hotel on Airbnb with a photo and a contact contact, you want your hotel to be available as soon as possible.
To check availability, tap to the left of the photo on the hotel booking page and you can tap the checkbox to view availability.
If availability is good, you are guaranteed a room.
If not, you have to try again later.
The Airbnb contact and booking pages are also designed to ensure you book the hotel when the availability is available.
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