Are you planning a getaway this summer? Whether it’s for two weeks or a weekend, Airbnb is a great option to save money. Here are five tips that will help you get the best Airbnb deal!
Get a discount. Airbnb offers first-time users a special $40 coupon off their first stay! Take advantage of this offer by signing up for Airbnb and booking your first trip – click here to get started.
Book early. Unlike hotels that have multiple rooms of the same type, most Airbnb’s have just 1 or 2 rentals, and once these are booked they’re not coming back online. The earlier you book, the better chance you have at scoring a great deal!
Be flexible. Like hotels, some Airbnb hosts will change the price of their listing on the weekends. For example, you might pay $80 per night if you stay on a Saturday and Sunday, but pay only $60 if you stay on a Monday and Tuesday. If your schedule allows it, try booking your stay on weekdays and save some money!
Pay close attention to location. Use Google Maps to get a good feel for where the rental is located and what’s nearby. If your Airbnb is centrally located, near restaurants, shopping, and other sites, you’ll spend less in transportation costs!
Look for reduced rates for extended stays. Most Airbnb hosts offer weekly or monthly discounts on their listings to entice travelers to book longer stays. If this is enabled, it will show up automatically when you select your dates in the listing’s calendar. In some cases, it may be cheaper to book 2 nights versus just 1, or 7 nights versus just 6.