Other platforms similar to Airbnb

Hi all

Have made a decent start on Airbnb and now looking at booking.com which I hear is most popular in Thailand. I heard Expedia is in 3rd position.

Any advice on dos and donts. Many thanks.

I’ve never used anything else but have seen several hosts complain about booking.com


AirBnB is unique. However I had lots of interest from https://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/ when I listed just before the pandemic lock down in my area. When I went back online I chose AirBnB only.

https://www.furnishedfinder.com/ is popular in my area and includes rooms, not just entire places. Rates seem lower than Air but this could just be my location.

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My understanding of furnishedfinder is that it is used by those who are looking for longer term accommodation, not vacation rentals, therefore rates would be lower.

I’ve had one of my spaces up on furnished finder. It’s not bad, but it’s mostly single people or couples, mostly travelling healthcare, looking for 2-4 month spaces. Since my space is three bedrooms, it really doesn’t fit that demographic. But if you have a smaller space, by all means try it.

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It may depend on the market but there are a lot of people doing STR on there in my area, min stay of 1-7 days. The length of minimum stay is a drop-down menu on FF and includes: 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, 30 days and 90 days. But, I believe @lagunafairway said they were in Thailand so it’s not an option for them anyway.

We get a lot of families and larger groups inquiring. I think it’s because we have a big backyard because the apartments are quite small and I don’t try to hide it. I prefer one person but will sometimes take two but won’t do more than two. It’s even worst on Zillow, it’s almost all families and groups that inquire from there, but if you want those then I’d recommend Zillow. Have you tried it?

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Thanks for all the comments. Food for thought.