I’ve been hosting on Airbnb since 4 years and I’m quite happy with the services provided by Airbnb. However, I’m also renting on other vacation rental sites to maximize number of bookings and profit as it’s sometimes hard to get enough guests from Airbnb. Furthermore, I have the feeling there is less competition on the other vacation rental websites I’m using (less hosts). I’ve never experienced double bookings due to the genious Airbnb ICAL tool (you can export the Airbnb calender to other websites and the other way around - and they sync instantly once you get a booking).
The sites I’m using are:
Flipkey by Tripadvisor.
Recommended site. I’m getting a lot of guests from this site, probably because of the strong Tripadvisor brand name. Also, these guests tend to pay really well.
Im using Roomorama and Wimdu to attract more European guests.
I recently signed up with this site. I’m not sure if I will get many guests from it, but it looks like an interesting site.
I’m also using other sites such as Hotelscombined and Holidaylettings. I’ve made a complete list of Airbnb alternatives I’m using here.
A vacation rental site I would avoid is 9flats. Their customer service sucks. I also tried to advertise on booking.com for a short period, but it was just too much work as it was impossible to integrate the booking.com calendar with Airbnb and the other vacation rental sites I’m using.