I have had a very happy time with Airbnb, but feel there is no longer a place for the offer that I have. I wonder any other hosts have any recommendations for other sites that might be more suited to me.
I have been with Airbnb now for a couple of years and achieved Superhost status quite quickly. I have always had great feedback from my guests. As I am alone in the flat, I have not opted for the instant booking, preferring to engage with potential guests, having a bit of a conversation, and then either politely turning them down (a little white lie - I have to be away etc), or accepting. I have accepted about 70% on average, and it has always gone very well.
However, I understand that Airbnb does not like this approach, so I have fallen down the algorithm and am basically now on the last few pages of about 14 for my area, so I am not longer getting enquiries. Just now I lost my super host status, so assume I will probably now be on the last page.
I see that some airbnb hosts are listed on several sites and just wonder if you can share your experiences with other hosting sites. I really enjoy hosting, but maybe this more personal approach is not suited to the hosting market as it becomes more “commoditised”.
*I must emphasise that this is totally based on our conversations, my review of their reviews - and that I have accepted people of all races, ages and sexes etc . Actually I have also welcomed a lot of first time Airbnbers, once I have had a bit of a discussion about expectations.