Photo Credit: Farah Sosa @farahstopLos-Angeles based Superhost Burt
Blackarach has always excelled at identifying great opportunities.
Growing up in a family of musicians and singers, he started running his
parents’ music-publishing company at the age of ...
You asked: What can I do to get more bookings? We went straight to the
source for this answer: We asked guests what they look for in Airbnb
stays, and we analyzed their booking behavior to find out what takes
them from browsing to booking. It turns out th...
You asked: What is Airbnb doing to better support hosts if things go
wrong? The short answer is: a lot! Before we dive in to the exciting
changes we’re working on, there’s one important thing to keep in mind:
Instances of property damage on Airbnb are qui...
You asked: Can Airbnb protect hosts from one-off bad reviews? Reviews
are so important. They not only impact the success of your business,
they’re also really personal. We know you put a lot of thought and care
into your hospitality and that it’s frustrat...
Earlier this year, Airbnb announced that it was expanding its rewards
program for Superhosts. Several new benefits were introduced, including
an extra 20% cash bonus for referring new hosts. (Hosts can make up to
$600 in referrals, depending on their loca...
When we introduced Group Payments, we were trying to create a simple way
for guests to split booking costs when traveling in a group. This
arrangement meant the person organizing the trip wouldn’t have to pay
all of the money up front, and hosts would hav...
You’ve told us that the Reservations List is an important tool for
managing your listing on Airbnb, so we want to make sure it has the
functionality you need. We asked hosts in the Community Center how you
use the Reservations List and what improvements y...
You asked: You're constantly pushing me to lower my price—why? Who are
you comparing me to? This was a top-voted question that we answered at
the July 2018 Host Q&A, and it comes up often, so we’ve captured the
answer as well as some updates for you here....
We’re thrilled to welcome Chip Conley to the Community Center to share
his reflections on the relationship between wisdom and work and how the
Airbnb host community has helped shape his career. A longtime
hospitality entrepreneur, Airbnb strategic advisor...
Nikki was one of the first hosts on Airbnb to earn Superhost status when
the program first rolled out in 2014. She’s maintained that status for
16 consecutive quarters. How does Nikki do it? She learned hosting from
the ground up, starting with a tiny cot...