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How To Get A Discount On Airbnb

When shopping for places to stay on Airbnb and HomeAway, always ask for a discount. Someone asked me the other day if they should ask for a discount when one is already listed. My response was, “Heck Yeah!”. Always ask for a discount. Since I started asking, I have only been turned down once.

Here’s a tip. Kill them with kindness. There is no reason to be brash. Below is an example of how I ask for a discount.

It works like magic. I always end with, “I completely understand if you do not.” This is how I see it.  Owners would rather have some money than no money. Seems logical, right?

It is usually easier to secure a discount on last minute bookings or on long term reservations. That doesn’t mean you have to wait until the last minute to book. I have secured discounts months in advance. Good luck and happy discount hunting.

9 Comments

  1. graceandcoy

    August 29, 2017 at 1:37 am

    oh this is a smart idea. I will definitely gives this a try for next time. Thank you for sharing

    Michaela | http://www.graceandcoy.com

  2. Steffi Hidber

    August 29, 2017 at 6:06 am

    I have literally NEVER thought to do this… and I book most of my holidays on airbnb! Thanks for the tip!

  3. Rapunzel

    August 29, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Great post! Thank you 🙂

  4. Rated by Hanna

    August 29, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Great idea! Seems obvious now thinking about it haha but it works. Just curious how many times have you used this successfully? I should have used this on a recent trip I booked where I had an AmEx Offer deal that I combined otherwise I think it would have been way overpriced.

    So when they offer you the discount do they adjust the price for your booking through the website or do they offer you a cash rebate in person when you book it? After I had already booked the trip we decided it was just easier to do a cash refund in person for a portion of the BnB service that was not able to be provided.

    1. Trippin' Momma

      August 29, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Hey Hanna, I have received a discount about 5 or 6 times now. Sometimes a very heavy discount. It helps that I have a great guest rating. They adjust the price online. Everything has to be done through the Airbnb website. Be cautious about doing anything outside of the website.

  5. katrinamcghee

    August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Great practical advice! 😊

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