Want to book a stay at an amazing destination directly from your iPhone? The Airbnb app brings thousands of rental properties around the world to your mobile device, so let’s look at how you can use it to find a great place to stay or rent out your home directly from the app.
Airbnb is an increasingly popular service to cheaply rent places to stay in prime locations around the world. You can find a place to rent or list your home for rent from their website, but they’ve recently released a beautiful iOS app to let you browse and list locations right from your iPhone or iPod Touch. This is a great way to book somewhere to stay no matter where you are.
The Airbnb iOS Experience
When you first launch the Airbnb app, you’ll be presented with a beautiful animated collage of popular Airbnb destinations. Unfortunately, this animation can get annoying if you use the app frequently, as it runs every time you launch it. After a few seconds, you can choose to browse properties, get more info, or sign into your Airbnb account.
If you’re new to Airbnb, the How it Works tab will give you more info about renting with Airbnb. Even if you’ve never used Airbnb before, it’s quick and easy to figure out. Then you can browse to the main page where you’ll be presented with featured sets of the best properties Airbnb has to offer.
Once you select a featured set to look at, you’ll be presented with high quality photos of the avilable properties. Many of the featured properties are amazing, so you can go on a virtual vacation just by flipping through the pictures even if you’re not ready to take a trip. From Paris to a remodled plane, there’s a destination here for everyone.
If you’d like to find where the featured destinations are located in the world, just tap the Map button. Then, tap a pin to see the place’s name and get more info about it. Most locations offer additional pictures and descriptions, as well as ratings from previous guests that can help you decide if this is the perfect place for you to stay.
Browsing through popular destinations can be fun, but often you’ll need to find something at a different location or price range. Tap the search button on the bottom toolbar, and enter the city you’re going to. You can then browse places to stay in that area, or tap Filter to get a more advanced search. This will help you narrow down the properties and find the perfect place to stay.
Once you’ve found the perfect location, you can schedule your stay in just a few taps. Sign in with your Airbnb or Facebook account, or create a new one, and then enter your stay details. Within seconds you’ll have your arrangements scheduled and ready for your trip. You may even find it’s quicker to book from your phone than from your desktop browser!
Want to get in on the Airbnb renting action? You can quickly list your home for rent right from the Airbnb app. Just step through some questions about your house, apartment, or other lodging, and you’ll quickly get an estimate of what you can make on your house. If you’re ready to list, just sign in with your account and you can list it straight from the app. Then you’ll be able to manage the rental schedule and messages all from your iPhone.
The app’s also great for finding hot deals. Just check the Deals button in the Featured tab, and you can schedule an amazing place at a great deal right from your iPhone. And if you need more help, you can always get more info and hotlines from the app, even if you’re offline. This lets you manage your whole trip right from your device.
Whether you need to find a place quickly to stay this weekend or want to plan an exotic getaway on a budget, the Airbnb app makes it fun and easy. We loved the beautiful UI and found the app to be a fun way to look at amazing locations around the world even if you’re not planning an upcoming trip. But if you are planning an Airbnb stay or are renting out your property, Airbnb helps you stay in control. In fact, you can manage the entire trip or rental directly from the Airbnb app.