Sorting listing by price

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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Level 10
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Isn't it weird that you cannot sort listing by price?
I think ir's very basic and this is the first site that I saw that doesn't have this option.

 

Of course other sorting options such as reviews, distance from request place etc could be nice but price is like I mention is basic.
What do you think?

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Re: Sorting listing by price

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Kiawah Island, SC
Level 9

Sort is designed by the "data scientists" to most likely result in a booking. It has nothing to do with so called "logic". (No offense meant to "data scientists", go back to your foosball table)

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Level 1

I'm sorry.. what??

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Kraków, Poland
Level 10

This is the first thing I noticed on Airbnb two years ago, @Yoav4. Contacted CS, and it hasn't been changed since so I guess they purposely keep it away from the site. Still, hosts are nudged by reminders that "someone booked another place because it was $X cheaper." So you see the logic of Airbnb...

// "The only person you can trust is yourself"

Re: Sorting listing by price

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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Level 10

I understand that they want a full control on the order of the listing but as a guest I would expect that option.

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in
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 3

It's so frustrating! Cos you have to trawl through alllll the listings.. or as many as you can handle. What is the logic behind not having this function?

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Berlin, Germany
Level 2

It must be because the booking fee that you pay to AirBnb is a fixed percent out of the total amount that you are paying... so they would rather push for more expensive properties than let you choose the cheapest.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Level 10

@Luca2339 

 

The option "filters" let you set limits on price level, also shows in the graph the cheapest options available within the search results.

Re: Sorting listing by price

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 10

@Yoav4 

You can "kinda" sort it by price by setting the range of price, maximum and minimum price.

If you are using desktop or notebook, pick "price" on the top bar menu.

Then you will see the map on the right, with lots of tags with the prices that are within the chosen range of price.

As for the search result list on the left, it really does not list it sorting by price, anyway it presents only the listings that are within the chosen range of price.

Re: Sorting listing by price

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Sioux Falls, SD
Level 4

This is the same reason hotel and retail sites never default list by price. The marketers don't want you to look at the cheaper options before seeing the more expensive ones. The difference is that most other sites still give you the option of sorting by price. I find it annoying and a poor business practice on the part of Airbnb.

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Level 1

Extremely poor business practice!

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Santa Cruz, CA
Level 1

This is quite surprising, but based on the ethics I have seen AirBnB display it makes some sense.  I still can't believe I had to share so much private information to rent through the AirBnB service.  I don't think banks collect as much information when they loan you money. 

Re: Sorting listing by price

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Lahaina, HI
Level 9

Airbnb only "rewards" superhosts.. that is their sort method.  My nightly rates include state and local taxes,  the onsite rental office collects taxes on check in. I don't have a front desk to do this.  However my condo is upgraded other condos in the same complex are not upgraded, so then it becomes a visual thing. 

Re: Sorting listing by price

Level 1

It's odd, I can't find it, but the online help says: 

 

How does the "Sort by" filter work?

When you search for a place to stay, you can use the Sort by filter to view the listings by Best matchPrice - Low to high, or Price - High to low.

 

Re: Sorting listing by price

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Reutlingen, Germany
Level 3

Fully agree. Get your act together Airbnb. Everybody knows and understands that your A/B testing of the choice architecture probably yields higher sales when the option is not available. But doing this is not only unethical, but also horribly annoying!!!! Bring back a transparent and visible sorting option by price.

Thanks!

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