Let me first apologise if I’m reinventing the wheel here, and that this is a frequently discussed subject, however I’ve searched on the forum and couldn’t immediately find an answer.
We’re on the verge of listing a couple of B&B rooms on AirBnB, but have reached a brick wall when it comes to pricing. To explain, we’re located where demand peaks massively during a few weekends a year. Our normal, base price is, for example £80 for a double en suite room including breakfast, however during one key weekend, that price trebles.
I’m entirely unable to see how we might achieve that in AirBnB. One has the option to use base pricing only, or smart pricing. The latter sounds good in principle - AirBnB raises prices depending on demand. It could be, therefore that we’ll get an even better price, but it could also be that we list the relevant dates, and the next thing we know we have a booking taken for £80 a night. It’s smoke and mirrors how it works.
We’ve lots of experience of using listing sites such as Booking dot com, where it’s possible to finely control nightly pricing, under booking etc to ensure we get only the bookings we need. however the lower host commission charged by AirBnB is of course very attractive, so we’d like to follow that route.
My question is, am I missing something, and is there a way on AirBnB to get the price that we need for certain nights ?
Grateful for any feedback.