Is there an Airbnb app? I know that you probably should have heard of the Airbnb platform by now, but do you know what it is? Do you know what it is used for? In this article, I will be telling you about the Airbnb platform. If there is an app for this platform, I will be telling you about it, the advantages of using it, and how you could get the app.
One of my favorite Chinese quotes ever ‘don’t listen to what they say, go see. Do you know what this quote means and signify? This quote seems so simple but yet powerful. There are lots of places and sights one could only imagine seeing before he or she leaves the earth. Some people really love to travel but are being held back due to neither one challenge nor the other. Some of the challenges may be due to work or other activities.
Traveling is really cool. When you travel you get to explore the traditions and cultures of other regions across the world. If you really are not traveling, you really are not living. Oscar Wilde once said to live life with no excuses and travel with no regrets. But before you travel, there are things that you need to know and put in place.
For one when and before you travel, it is very important that you book your flight before time and hotels. Just in case you are going to be moving around more often to wherever it is you are traveling to, then you should rent a car. And this is where the Airbnb platform comes into the fray.
What is Airbnb
Airbnb is an online marketplace. Well, this place is not like your traditional online marketplace where you can buy fashion, electronics, gadgets, and other items. This marketplace is different.
This very marketplace connects people who are looking for accommodations in a location to people who have homes they want to rent out in that same location. The Airbnb platform is one of the best in what it does. This platform is available in 191 countries and in more than 81,000 cities.
This platform is made for two types of people. Those looking for spaces to rent and those looking for people to rent out their spaces to and those renting out their spaces out are known as hosts. And for them to participate in this platform is just a way or means f earning money with their properties.
Advantages Of Airbnb
This platform, Airbnb, is a very popular one among users all over the world due to what you can achieve by making use of it. And in this aspect of this article, I will be telling you of the advantages and disadvantages of making use of the platform. Some of the advantages of using the platform are;
With this platform, hosts can list any of their properties for free. Interesting and cool, right? This is one of the few platforms like it that offer free listings. Listings on this platform are free and users can also include descriptions such as photographs, written descriptions, captions, and even a profile picture so potential guests can get to know a bit more about the hosts.
Vast Collection And Library
As a host on this platform, you can list various properties as long as they are rentable. Properties to be listed on the Airbnb platform may include apartments, single rooms, houseboats, entire houses and so much more.
Normally, you can only book spaces for rent on this platform, but recently, the platform has expanded its search and offerings, including restaurants and experiences such as sightseeing. Restaurants listing on the platform also include reviews from the hosts.
Therefore you get to know whatever it is to expect. Other advantages of making use of this tool are customizable searches, as a host, you can set your own price, guests, and host protection.
Disadvantages Of Airbnb
Although the platform is really cool and beneficial to make use of, there are some disadvantages of the platform that needs to be pointed out. And they are;
- Potential damages by visitors on your property. This is a very common issue with hosts renting out their spaces.
- Added fees. There are sometimes added fees when you make use of this platform and just in case you notice any of it, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.
- Airbnb is not entirely legal; everywhere it is available at the moment.
- Lastly, there are taxes associated with services on the platform and you should be aware of it all.
These are the disadvantages of making use of the platform, but nothing out of the ordinary. Everything listed here should be expected.
How To Get The Airbnb App
This app is available for both Android and iOS devices. You can easily download it to your device whenever you choose to. To download this app, follow the steps below;
- Go to your device’s app store such as the Google play store and the apple app store.
- Using the search bar, search for Airbnb.
- Click on Airbnb from the search result.
- Click on the ‘install’ or ‘get’ tab to start the downloading process.
That’s it. You have just successfully downloaded and installed this app on your device.
In order to make use of the Airbnb app, you will need to log in to your account. To login to your Airbnb account on your mobile, follow the steps below;
- Open the Airbnb app on your device.
- Enter your phone number and click on continue and follow the on-screen instructions from the next page.
You can also log in with your email address, Facebook, Google, or Apple account just in case you signed up using any of them.
Airbnb Sign Up
To sign up for an Airbnb account, follow the steps below;
- Go to Airbnb.
- Click on sign up.
- You can either sign up with your Facebook account, email address, Google account, and your Apple ID.
- Select your mode of account creation and follow the on-screen instructions.
Signing up for an account is free, just so you know.