If you’re new to Airbnb, you can get a discount of up to $39 on your first stay and $10 off an experience. Here’s how:
Airbnb is the perfect platform to find affordable and unique accommodation. We’ll be telling you how to get the most from your Airbnb stay, but first
How to Get your Airbnb Discount
If you are new to Airbnb, you can get a $39 discount by clicking on the link below. We’ll send you your coupon instantly so that you can start booking your Airbnb stay right away.
Then, check your email and click on the link to create an account on Airbnb. The $39 coupon will automatically be added to your account. You won’t see it until you find a place that you like and click “Reserve”. Don’t worry, you won’t be charged yet and will then see that your discount has been applied before you complete your Airbnb booking.
And once you’re on Airbnb, you’ll receive a link where you can offer your friends a $39 discount and earn travel credit for each person that signs up through your link. Gotta love it when you can pass savings onto friends and save on your own future travels.
Airbnb Discount for Experiences
Or if you’re not planning on going anywhere, check out Airbnb’s experiences, both in-person and online. You can get a $10 discount coupon valid for any experiences worth $48 or more.
Become a Host on Airbnb
Is there something you love doing near you that you would want to share it with others? Why not host your own experience. Airbnb experiences can be anything from traditional cooking classes, hiking your favourite trail or just showing others what you love the most about where you live and your culture. There is nothing more satisfying than sharing your passion with others.
Other Amazing Perks of Airbnb
Airbnb is available almost everywhere in the world. They are often also much cheaper than staying in hotels. I can’t count the number of times I found great accommodation much cheaper than I expected. You can save hundreds of dollars on your next trip.
How to Choose the Right Airbnb Stay
Now that you know about the Airbnb discounts and all the other perks to be had, here are some handy tips on choosing the right accommodation to ensure that you have a great stay.
Use Airbnb’s Platform
The most important rule to follow is to always book and communicate on Airbnb’s platform. That way if you have any problems with the host you can rely on Airbnb to resolve the situation as they can see the communication. If you’ve communicated on another platform, they may not be as helpful as they strongly advise you to communicate on the platform for security reasons.
Location is Key When Choosing an Airbnb
Always make sure to check that your Airbnb is in a good location and that it’s easy to get to the sights that you’re interested in seeing. Check the map before choosing your Airbnb to make sure you’re in the right place for your needs.
I usually like looking for something that is a little out of the way so that I can see more locals rather than tourists. But I always make sure to check for supermarkets, restaurants and public transport nearby. That way everything you need is easily accessible.
Reviews are your ally. Always check the reviews on Airbnb before booking. I prefer “Superhosts”, a term used to refer to those Airbnb hosts who rank highly according to the number of stays they have had and guest reviews. Look at properties that ideally have more than a 4-star rating by previous guests.
You should always look at the reviews. Make sure that they are recent. More reviews are always better. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t stay with a host who has no reviews. After all, if no one has stayed with them how would you know whether the accommodation is good. But you should definitely be careful, especially if you are a first time Airbnb user.
Review the Descriptions Carefully
Read the amenities to ensure that everything you need is included. For example, many accommodations will say “sleeps four” but this doesn’t necessarily mean 2 bedrooms. It could mean one bedroom and one pull out sofa. So if it’s important to you to have a certain number of bedrooms, read carefully.
The same goes for wifi. While many Airbnb properties have wifi, some don’t especially in rural locations. If it’s available, you’ll find it listed under the amenities section. Know what’s important to you, and then check that it’s available in the property that you’re interested in.
Type of Accommodation You’ll Find on Airbnb
There are three basic types of accommodation that you will find on Airbnb.
- You can enjoy an entire home. Whether it is an apartment in a city centre, a whole home on the beachfront or a condo in a fashionable neighbourhood, you will find it on Airbnb. This option will usually include a bedroom(s), a bathroom(s) and a kitchen. You are also likely to find other luxuries (depending on what you prefer) like seating areas, balconies and even swimming pools. Make sure to check the description to see whether the host lives on the same property.
- Private rooms. You would stay with your host, in your own room but will share all other amenities. Some rooms do come with ensuite bathrooms, others are shared.
- Shared rooms. This is similar to a hostel vibe where you will share a room or common area with other guests.
But There’s More!
So now you’re ready to use your Airbnb discount and enjoy your Airbnb stay. But, there is one last amazing thing that I just have to tell you about before you book your stay.
Did you know that besides discounts Airbnb also offers unique stays…
There are some really fascinating accommodation types on Airbnb. Like jungle treehouses that make you feel like you’re living in the wild or the plane turned apartment in France. Or why not try a traditional home in Japan and sleep in an authentic Tatami Room or a sci-fi worthy aluminium pod in England. But my ultimate favourite unique stay (and one on my bucket list) is the Yellow Submarine in New Zealand.
If you think this is cool then wait till you see some of the other unique Airbnb stays all over the world.