How Does Airbnb Work
HOW DOES AIRBNB WORK
Travellers (known as guests on AirBnB) search the available database of properties by entering details about when and where they'd like to travel. Guests can filter by room type, price, amenities, host languages and more. The site has properties across the world in more than 190 countries. Guests pay for accommodation through the AirBnb platform and also pay a fee of 6-12% to AirBnB depending on the specifics of the reservation.
HOW IT WORKS FOR ACCOMMODATION HOSTS AT AIRBNB
Airbnb hosts list their properties - which can be single rooms, a suite of rooms, apartments, moored yachts, houseboats, entire houses or even a castle - on the Airbnb website. It's free to create a listing, and hosts decide how much to charge per night, per week or per month. Each listing allows hosts to promote properties through titles, descriptions, photographs with captions and a user profile where potential guests can get to know a bit about the hosts. Hosts pay a 3% service fee for each reservation made through the site.