Travel Tips August 22, 2018
5 Ways To Find The Best Airbnb For Your Next Vacation
When it comes to finding unique places to stay around the country, one of the best booking sites to visit is Airbnb. Offering more affordable prices and flexible accommodations, Airbnb has over four million listings for you to choose from. With so many options available at your fingertips, you’ll need some tips to pick out the right Airbnb for your next vacation.
1. First, decide what type of Airbnb is right for you.
Before you even look at Airbnb, try jotting down a list of things that you're looking for in your next vacation. If you visit Airbnb's site, you'll find different options to help you sort through all of their listings. If you click on "Home Type" you'll see that you can narrow results down to having a house to yourself, a private room, or a shared room and shared space that you can book.
2. Use the map tool; you won't regret it.
On Airbn.com you can toggle an option that allows you to "Show Map." With this option, any listing you're hovering over with your mouse will be highlighted on the map so that you can see its location. Often when you search a general city, you'll end up clicking on listings that are actually quite a distance from where you want to be - using the Show Map feature helps avoid that issue.
3. Try finding a Superhost.
What does it mean to be a Superhost on Airbnb? Anyone who is featured as a Superhost has earned this title by acquiring high ratings, being responsive, having active listings and always honoring their reservations. If you have the choice to choose between a Superhost and another listing, it's always best to book with a Superhost to avoid any issues.
4. Make sure that your Airbnb has all the amenities that you're looking for.
Every Airbnb is different and amenities vary from property to property. While some may have A/C, WiFi, private bathrooms, and toiletries available to you, others won't. To make sure that the Airbnb has all that you're looking for, simply scroll down and look at their listed amenities or shoot the host a quick email to check.
5. Don't forget to read the reviews.
While most of us can say that we've had a pleasant experience booking through Airbnb, some have not. Before actually booking your Airbnb, make sure to scroll down and see the listing's reviews to find out what people did and didn't love about staying at this particular place.
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