Learn more about Airbnb and how it is used to book homes around the world in this free lesson.
Airbnb promotes a community of safety and trust. However, problems can still occur, so you should be prepared just in case.
- Have a backup place to stay in case you have to suddenly leave your Airbnb home, such as a nearby hotel.
- If you’re traveling in a foreign country, learn how to contact emergency personnel.
- If your personal safety is threatened, call the police immediately.
- Listen to your gut. If something doesn’t feel right about the host or the home, you may want to leave.
Overall, Airbnb’s safety record is incredibly high. Remember to read all of the reviews for the home you’re staying in and to chat with your host before you arrive.
As an Airbnb user, you’re part of a global community. Because of this, you’ll need to remember proper etiquette when staying at an Airbnb property.
- Let your host know exactly when you plan to arrive at the property. If you’re going to be late, contact the host.
- Respect the space. Someone else lives where you’re visiting, so treat it with care.
- If there is a problem, tell the host. If this doesn’t solve the problem, contact Airbnb directly.
- Leave a review of the property, and your host will review you too. This is great for building trust within the Airbnb community.
Airbnb is a powerful site that can lead you to affordable rentals and one-of-a-kind properties. With so many unique homes all around the world, there's no telling what new experience you may discover.