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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2016, 05:25:47 PM »
Anyone know of a nice private home (for cheap) up north in tiveria or tzfas? If yes, please pm me the link or info to owner.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2016, 08:30:48 PM »
I got a Airbnb credit of 120$ toward an upcoming stay.
Selling now for $90.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2016, 06:04:10 AM »
« Last Edit: March 30, 2016, 06:08:34 AM by Emkay »

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2016, 06:43:30 AM »
not for claustrophobic ppl

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2016, 09:28:34 AM »
I'm looking for a 5 day rental.
Are prices usely solid or I should bargain. I'm not sure what's the standard.

I have never heard of bargaining with an hotel but an apartment in Jerusalem you always need to ask.

So where do airbnb's stand?

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2016, 10:14:24 AM »
I'm looking for a 5 day rental.
Are prices usely solid or I should bargain. I'm not sure what's the standard.

I have never heard of bargaining with an hotel but an apartment in Jerusalem you always need to ask.

So where do airbnb's stand?
I've bargained 2 out of the 3 times I have stayed somewhere.
It will be easier if it is close to the rental and low-season (this is obvious, but doesn't hurt to state it sometimes)

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2016, 08:51:36 AM »
I'm looking for a 5 day rental.
Are prices usely solid or I should bargain. I'm not sure what's the standard.

I have never heard of bargaining with an hotel but an apartment in Jerusalem you always need to ask.

So where do airbnb's stand?

So I asked nicely and I got a few offers to take off 100-200$ off the 5 days.

lesson learned ask nicely there expecting it.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2016, 09:09:22 AM »


I'm looking for a 5 day rental.
Are prices usely solid or I should bargain. I'm not sure what's the standard.

I have never heard of bargaining with an hotel but an apartment in Jerusalem you always need to ask.

So where do airbnb's stand?

I bargain all the time with Airbnb, and I have done it with hotels numerous times also.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2016, 03:37:41 PM »
never knew you had the opportunity to talk to the buyer..... just scan the air bnb before getting naked ...... many have hidden cameras..... or get naked and have fun  put on a show... whatever floats your boat
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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2016, 06:49:13 PM »
Any way to get comp if your host cancels 4 days before you arrive? how can they have a strict cancellation policy and not provide some discount on a new rental to cover for it if a host cancels?

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2016, 11:51:43 PM »
Any way to get comp if your host cancels 4 days before you arrive? how can they have a strict cancellation policy and not provide some discount on a new rental to cover for it if a host cancels?
Wow that's a disaster I'm yet to do it

Really scary
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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2016, 01:57:21 AM »
Any way to get comp if your host cancels 4 days before you arrive? how can they have a strict cancellation policy and not provide some discount on a new rental to cover for it if a host cancels?
the host is penalized, if it's any comfort.
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How do host cancellation penalties work?
Cancellations disrupt guests' plans and impact confidence in the Airbnb community. Because of this, we apply the following penalties to host cancellations.
Cancellation fees
More than 7 days before check-in: The cancellation fee will be waived for your first cancellation within a 6-month period. Then, for every additional cancellation within that 6-month period, you'll be charged $50 per cancellation.
Within 7 days of check-in: Airbnb charges a $100 fee for any reservation canceled within 7 days of check-in.
We'll automatically deduct any applicable cancellation fees from your next payout.Other penalties
Automated reviews: An automated review will be posted to your listing's profile indicating that you canceled one of your reservations. These reviews can't be removed, but you can always [/color]write a public response to clarify why you needed to cancel.[/q]
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  • Unavailable/blocked calendar: Your calendar will stay blocked and you won't be able to accept another reservation for the same dates of the canceled reservation.
  • Loss of eligibility for Superhost status: You won't be eligible to earn Superhost status for one year after your most recent cancellation.[/font][/color][/size]

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2016, 01:59:40 AM »
$100 is a joke. Should be the same penalty that the host charges for cancellations.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2016, 02:24:07 AM »

Yes, especially since they could be cancelling because the market has gone up by more than that.

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Re: Airbnb Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2016, 07:43:27 AM »
Yes, especially since they could be cancelling because the market has gone up by more than that.
But they can't accept new reservations through Airbnb anyways, as above. They could through other websites, though..