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I think these people do a search, then get a shock at Air add ons. They probably don’t even realise the charge can go up with additional people on the booking, so they then find somewhere within their original budget.
With Airbnb’s addons plus Indian tax (I think GST is like 18% for my normal rates - it’s graduated per the rental cost), it’s like 30% on top of my original rates here. Even I find the final figures a bit shocking.
Agreed. I get asked from time to time and answer in a similar way. An added issue is that many of our guests are not thinking in US dollars but in the currency of their own country so the amount can differ day by day.
I get questions about this too, and have a canned response for them similar to those that others have posted.
On a related note, the folks who as ask me why the rates vary by date booked drive me nuts. I wish Airbnb made it more clear that rates can vary by date instead of displaying just one nightly rate when guests don’t select a date.