by: Airbnb, Inc • 411.7K
Don’t you know Airbnb? If you like travelling, you should. Airbnb an online lodging service which is growing in popularity due to an innovative renting system between individuals. For a long time lodging has been based on a commercial relationship between a company (hotel, hostel,...) and individuals. Although the relationship is still commercial, Airbnb provides a platform to connect individuals, that’s it, people who want to host temporarily and people looking for a place to stay.
The concept is great, but the implementation is even better. Signing up, searching rooms/apartments, making reservations, contact hosts, etc. is painfully easy to do thanks to this award-winning app. Just download it, sign up using Facebook Connect and start discovering places. It’s really intuitive. Home shows featured places from all around the world: scroll down to see more and swipe left to pictures of the chosen place. Description, location and price is displayed and you can “love” it which is like adding it to your wishlist.
Besides the featured list, you can search for places to stay in the destination city. Likewise, you can set travelling dates and guests, apply filters such as room types (private or shared room, whole apartment) or place specs such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, or beds. Of course, you can filter by price range.
The social component of Airbnb is what makes it so powerful: you can read reviews from other users who stayed in the place and write your own. Likewise, you can rate the host and get rated by them, and easily contact them through the built-in messaging system. Must-have app for travelers.
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by Emmanuel , Appszoom
Oct 11, 2013
Unforgettable travel experiences start with Airbnb. Find travel adventures and new places to go far away or near to you, and access vacation home rentals, new experiences, and places to visit all around the world. Book everything for your trip, or start earning money as a host.
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