New to the concept of Airbnb? Well, they offer thousands of places to stay, around the globe, in over 190 countries. You have the option to either book just a room, or an entire property (such as a beach-side villa or a city-centre apartment), all of which can be done 100% online, directly on the Airbnb platform. Their site is the link between you and thousands of property owners who could be advertising just a room or their entire property on the Airbnb site. The only way to find these properties is directly on the Airbnb platform; they do not partner with hotel comparison sites. Right now Airbnb have increased the amount new members receive to £30. You may see this as an Airbnb discount code, but the platform will actually add a bonus if you create a new account. The £30 credit is then deducted from your first booking.
Airbnb bonuses for new members is not anything new, and they have been offering sign-up promotions almost since the creation of the platform. The bonus amount was fixed at £15 for a long time, and then back in August of last year Airbnb increased the bonus for new members to £25. Now the bonus amount has been increased to £30 for new members.
Depending on where in the world you are planning on visiting this could mean that your first stay is free. The easiest way to find free accommodation (ie. under the £30 sign-up bonus amount) is to use the accommodation search for a specific city, and then order the property price from low to high. You can see on the map that even in Italy it is possible to find accommodation from only £10 per night (full article: free Airbnb accommodation).
£40 Airbnb Voucher
It’s possible to get a £40 voucher if you are an existing member, or a new member. After creating your Airbnb, or if you have an existing account, sign up to Airbnb Business Traveller. This doesn’t require you to create a new account, you can just add the Business Traveller feature to your existing account in a few clicks. To gain the £40 voucher through this promotion you need to request a stay and select ‘Business’ instead of ‘Leisure’ when booking. The free £40 voucher is credited after your first business stay and can be redeemed off your next Airbnb booking, at any property.