I like the security of the Airbnb, payments are secured, prices for the rentals are very reasonable, cheaper than renting a hotel, apartment or corporate rentals. Site is easy to use, most owners respond to your messages within 30 minutes or less than 24hrs as posted on site. Since I travel several months at a time for work, I am able to book for the length of my travel assignment. They even work with me on my payment package. Most owners let me pay monthly instead of one lump payment for the full three months. I would recommend this site to any one who travel for work or pleasure.
Flakey, won't scan Id document and gets stuck in camera when taking selfie for profile. I want to see rooms in one city but then get some other random town in the list. Tells me there's 77 rooms then shows me 4. Perhaps this is a 'helpful' feature buy why show me rooms in a different country! Exasperating
The app doesn't work on my tablet (galaxy tab A). Unable to log in due to the app apparently needing an update bit I have the most up to date version installed. Tried accessing via google on tablet but it auto opens the app... which doesn't work. Tried to use the self help option or contact option... but there is no options available. Frustrating...
You must verify a phone number to use the service. Makes good sense. Won't verify prepaid numbers, understandable. Won't verify a top 3 US carrier's non-prepaid cellphone number - 2 of them. Wouldn't verify a traditional, non-voip landline. Customer service says "just keep trying other numbers". So I should just ask my neighbor to use their phone? Defeats the verification/security purpose if you use someone else's number for verification and makes communication with the hosts a bit more inconvenient. AirBNB - Get your system or database of phone numbers updated. Or at the very least, give me an actual reason why my number can't be verified.
There are alot of homes which you can choose from especially when you are in a tight budget. Perhaps more precise location is the only suggestion I would like this app to improve. Overall, great app. I will definitely use it too for my travel abroad.
I'm trying to find local areas but the app is still showing stuff from New York (my settings mark my location as in Mexico, where I'm)and other countries that I'm not interested in, why is it so hard for this to show me what I want to see? Even after I submitted the place that I'm interested in, the app shows other places, what is wrong?
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
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