Welcome to the new global forum for Airbnb and other short term rental hosts!

Central Gathering Place to Meet and Talk

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No New Posts Central Gathering Place to Meet and Talk

Here is where we can all start and have a long running conversation. If you don't know where to go, or don't want to get all spread out in different places on this forum, start here.

71 527 recent updates seem to have removed review alert
by High Priestess
Nov 6, 2018 17:01:26 GMT

Basic Information on using the Forum/FAQ

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No New Posts Forum Rules, MIssion Statement, and Info on how to use the Forum

Rules for the forum and forum mission staetement, also information on how to use the forum -- where to find what, how to set up your account and profile, how to set your notifications, and other aspects of using the forum.

Moderator: deborah

10 31 How to post on the forum
by Mabel
Nov 28, 2016 20:21:52 GMT
No New Posts Forum Map: Table of Important Contents/Index/FAQ

This board provides a map or table of important contents and basic FAQ info, and helps you find their locations across the many boards of the forum.

1 1 Forum Map and Table of Contents
by High Priestess
Oct 10, 2015 17:57:40 GMT
No New Posts Contact Info for Airbnb Customer Service or to give Feedback

Here you can find info on how to contact Airbnb by phone or email -- as well as how to give feedback to Airbnb about any issue you encounter, either on their website or in the process of hosting or being a guest.

Moderator: deborah

15 21 Airbnb feedback form
by High Priestess
Mar 24, 2018 16:34:25 GMT

Homesharers and Regional groups

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No New Posts What Home Sharers is

Organizational structure, mission statement, founder's statements

Moderator: deborah

3 10 Airbnb plans to help set up short term rental "clubs" ...
by High Priestess
Mar 30, 2016 0:10:13 GMT
No New Posts Home Sharers Regional Chapters

Find or form regional Home Sharers chapters

Moderator: deborah

Sub-board: East Bay News & Views

14 33 Berkeley considers "Initial Coin Offering" ,
by High Priestess
Feb 8, 2018 3:48:30 GMT
No New Posts Regional Groups around the world

Regional groups around the world that do not yet have Home Sharers chapters.

Moderator: deborah

Sub-boards: New Orleans Regional Host Group, London Hosts Group, Cornwall Hosts Group, Anfitriones Argentinos, Croatia Hosts Group, Portland Hosts Group, Gruppo Regionale Italiano -- Italian Regional Group, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany & France regional group, Baltimore discussion group

55 104 Owner Occupied STR hosting
by High Priestess
Jul 18, 2017 16:36:59 GMT

Introductions, General Discussion & History of Host Community

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No New Posts Introductions

New member introductions -- tell us who you are and what part of the world you are from, what your experience is with short term rental hosting, perhaps what Airbnb forums you particpate in if any. What are your favorite things about hosting? Your least favorite?

Moderators: Moderator, deborah, Alice

58 193 Moved: Run Your Airbnb Like a Superhost
by High Priestess
Jun 13, 2017 20:15:42 GMT
No New Posts General Discussion - 1 Viewing

The place for general chat on all kinds of hosting subjects, including those which have their own category below. Guests (who have not yet registered on this forum) will be able to post on this board, as long as this option is not abused by spammers.

Moderator: High Priestess

156 814 Facebook gave Airbnb special access to user data
by High Priestess
Dec 5, 2018 16:17:31 GMT
No New Posts History of the Original AIrbnb Host Community Groups

Threads which go into some of the history of the original AIrbnb host community groups, begun in November 2013. ALso, discussions on the groups which had to do with use of the groups.

6 25 History of the Original Airbnb Host Community Groups
by High Priestess
Apr 24, 2017 1:59:24 GMT

New Hosts Forum/Newbie Questions

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No New Posts New Hosts Forum

THis is the new site for the AIrbnb group forum "New Hosts Forum". Guests will be able to post on this board (who have not yet registered on this forum) as long as this option is not abused by spammers.

Moderators: andrew, deborah

172 702 Ten bits of advice for new hosts
by helgaparis
Mar 3, 2017 16:46:38 GMT

Hosting 911

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No New Posts Hosting 911

A board for urgent questions and desperate situations where you either urgently need help/advice/support or you want to tell your story of a difficult situation and be heard.

12 117 5 Extra Guests Show Up
by keith
Jan 11, 2017 17:07:36 GMT

Anecdotes and Stories from Hosting

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No New Posts Anecdotes found on the Media

Funny stories or Airbnb rentals found online

131 198 Airbnb host sets fire to home
by High Priestess
Dec 11, 2018 15:13:17 GMT

Problems with Guests/Renters, Neighbors, your listing, etc

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No New Posts Problems with guests/renters, neighbors, your own listing, cancellation and refund issues, and more

Post here any other issues or problems you are having or worried about having with guests, OR problems you are having with your own listing, such as emergency repairs, problems with city regulations or lack thereof, or problems with neighbors, landlord, etc.

Sub-boards: Pets and Service Animals, Problems with the Airbnb site, Problems with Guests, Cancellation and Refund issues, and more, Problems with your own place/listing and with neighbors, Reservation Cancellation, Change and refund issues, Subletting without permission, Guests injured or dies on your property, Guest brings more guests than allowed or brings friends, Third party bookings, Bad Ratings/Reviews and Extortion, Guests asking for a discount, Guest wants to see place before booking, Strange guests, odd behavior, Whiny guests , Rude guests , Guests who are around too much, Sexual harrassment or inappropriate behavior, Evicting a guest, Problems guests have with hosts, Guests who don't read, problems communicating, Guests who violate or want exceptions to house rules, or who are demanding, Guests are too early, late , uncommunicative or no show, Messy Guests and Damages/Thefts by Guests , Guests having problems booking a reservation, Got a booking I didn't want, Problems in getting bookings, Blacklist for property owners -- names/info about really bad renters you should avoid, Evicted but refused to leave: tenants sued w/ Unlawful Detainer suits in SF Bay Area, Scams and fraud, Squatter stories!!, Crimes, assaults, really egregious problems with guests or hosts

582 1,075 Damaged linens -- do you charge guest, or consider it
by High Priestess
Nov 19, 2018 4:48:55 GMT

Airbnb Products and Updates, Airbnb and hosting issues in the News,

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No New Posts Airbnb Products and Updates, Airbnb features, discussions with AIrbnb

Discussions about new or existing features to the Airbnb website, new products and updates to the system, as well as about discussions/feedback with AIrbnb regarding these features.

256 879 Airbnb pulls listings in West Bank
by High Priestess
Dec 11, 2018 15:09:05 GMT
No New Posts Short term rentals/Airbnb in the News & Regional Regulations

Find here the most complete, organized collection of news/history/controversies about short term rentals (STRs) and STR regulations in various locations around the world, anywhere on the web!

Also -- Media stories about Airbnb.

Sub-boards: Discrimination issues, Political/Economic Issues in California, Political/Economic issues in the Western States of USA, Political/Economic issues in the NorthEastern States of USA, Political/Economic issues in North/Southern & Midwest states, ALaska and Hawaii, Political Issues in Europe, Scandinavia, Iceland, Potlical/Economic issues in Canada, Poltiical/Economic Issues in Australia & New Zealand, Political/Economic issues in all other regions of the world

1,767 2,859 Los Angeles may change STR rules to allow whole home rental
by High Priestess
Dec 11, 2018 15:16:56 GMT
No New Posts Community Organizing and Airbnb help with organizing

Describes how hosts can organize their communities to advocate for their own interests as short term rental hosts, and how Airbnb can help hosts in a given community get organized to advocate for hosting in their region

9 31 Host Advocacy Groups: Problems and Strategies
by High Priestess
Aug 25, 2018 5:59:10 GMT

Blogs, Webinars, Consultation and Meetups

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No New Posts Blogs

Here you can find blogs by forum members. Each forum blogger will be given their own board, where they can write blogs and be the moderator of their own board. Other forum members can reply to each blog thread. Want your own blog board? Contact Deborah!

Sub-boards: GlobalHosting Blog Site, Celeste's Blogs, Carolyn's Blogs

42 113 Airbnb Butts -- film blog
by High Priestess
Dec 1, 2018 4:38:01 GMT
No New Posts Webinars & How To Videos

Here is where we post webinars related to hosting topics, as well as "how-to videos" that aim to explain certain aspects of using the Airbnb website or other facets of hosting.

18 21 How to send money to guest
by High Priestess
Aug 2, 2018 14:01:02 GMT
No New Posts Meetups

Post regional meetups here!!

7 15 East Bay Hosts picnic
by High Priestess
Sept 18, 2016 1:26:39 GMT
No New Posts Classified Ads: Consultation, Services offered, Services sought, property listings

Those offering or seeking professional consulation, or other services to hosts such as cleaning, bookkeeping, guest check-in services, property management, etc. can post here. Hosts can also post advertisements for property listings here. If we have many property listing posts I will create a separate board for those.

12 36 Run Your Airbnb Like a Superhost
by High Priestess
Jun 13, 2017 20:14:10 GMT

VRBO, HomeAway, Craigslist & other STR platforms

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No New Posts VRBO, HomeAway, Flipkey and other STR platforms

While we as short term rental hosts have many issues in common and thus can use all the boards on this forum, there are some issues unique to users of the other STR platforms (eg customer service issues.) THis board is for such users and such other topics.

42 148 New STR platform -- for "curated" stays
by High Priestess
Nov 23, 2018 13:46:12 GMT

Going Independent: Creating & Marketing Your Own Short Term Rental Website

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No New Posts Going Indie: Creating and Marketing Your Own STR Website

This is a board for posts having to do with running your short term rental business more independently -- either by being less dependent on just one Short Term Rental platform like Airbnb, or by creating and marketing your own website, and more.

10 22 Web page performance
by High Priestess
Jan 9, 2018 0:27:04 GMT
No New Posts How to Find Renters

Tips on finding Renters when you run your business independently from listing platforms

2 2 Travel Nurses
by High Priestess
Feb 10, 2017 16:12:19 GMT

Host Special Interest Groups, Social and Offtopic Posts

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No New Posts Writers, Artists and Performers Group

This board has info on the new blog and Twitter sites created by Peter, organizer of the old AIrbnb Writers and Artists Group, and helps you sustain that community.

3 5 New information for Peter's Writers and Artists Community
by High Priestess
Mar 6, 2016 0:09:06 GMT
No New Posts Social and Offtopic Posts

You can post here anything which is not about hosting or doesnt' fit into any of the above topics, or purely social posts, such as about your backpacking vacation, a problem with your job, your new baby, your recent marriage, anything you'd like to share!

64 117 How to get out of a hijacked computer situation
by High Priestess
Oct 28, 2018 17:20:25 GMT

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