Guide for Handling Repairs During a Guest’s Stay

If you host an Airbnb, it is inevitable that you will need to do house maintenance from time to time in order to keep your space up to standard. While there are some routine repairs that are predictable, such as repainting or replacing old appliances, there are also some unpredictable damages caused by guests or … Continued

Red Flags when Accepting Reservation Requests

While most guests who use the Airbnb platform are courteous and respectful to hosts when staying in their homes, there are some guests who unfortunately view Airbnbs in the same way as a hotel and therefore do not respect the two-way street of the Airbnb community.  If you choose to approve requests from guests before … Continued

Tips for Making your Airbnb More Accessible

In New Zealand’s 2013 Disability Survey, they estimated that 14% of the population, or 632,000 people at the time of the survey, were living with a physical disability that limited everyday activities. With such a high number of individuals impacted in this way, it is no surprise why accessibility features are so important when renting … Continued

How to Turn Negative Airbnb Reviews into Positive Opportunities

If you have been hosting on Airbnb for years or even if you have just started out, most hosts can agree that one of the worst things that can happen is receiving a negative review.  When this happens, it can sometimes be quite a shock, especially if guests have not expressed any displeasure during their … Continued

How to Reduce the Risk When Using Instant Book

As an Airbnb host, you are most likely already familiar with Airbnb’s Instant Book feature, which allows guests to create bookings without approval needed from the host. This feature has many pros for both guests and hosts. For guests, it saves the hassle and allows them to create reservations quickly whereas for hosts, it allows … Continued

Encourage More Travelers to Your Urban Airbnb

Airbnb recently released data that shows that rural listings were experiencing higher bookings than at this point last year. They attributed this to a redistribution of popular holiday spots and domestic travellers exploring new regions in their own backyards. While this is a good sign for short-term rentals, it does raise the question of how … Continued

Personalising Online Hosting – 5 Easy Tips!

As more and more Airbnb guests opt towards Self-Check-ins when possible due to safety and convenience, Airbnb hosts are finding themselves having to think of new ways to personalise guest stays.   Personalising a guest’s stay is super important for helping guests to feel more welcome and not just like strangers staying in your property. … Continued

Why you Should Consider an Airbnb Rental Agreement

All Airbnb hosts like to believe that each guest staying will be respectful and look after their property well. And while this is true in most cases, unfortunately there can be those rare guests that break your Airbnb’s house rules. Some Airbnb guests may claim that they never saw the rules on your listing. Others … Continued

How to Set-up your Airbnb for Pets

If you are an Airbnb host during the time of Covid-19, you will know it has never been more essential to make sure your listing appeals to as many different types of guests as possible. One such type of guests that you may have not considered before are pets! While many Airbnb hosts might be … Continued

3 Hosting Tips for Surviving Lockdowns

All Airbnb hosts can agree that lockdowns due to Covid-19 are a particularly challenging time for the industry. This is due to mass cancellations from guests no longer able to travel as well as hosts unable to continue listing their space due to local regulations. While Airbnb hosts in New Zealand started to see a … Continued