I am wondering if any of you have experience with AIRBNB, because my current experience is pretty good. My first impression is that it is decent social network plus it can connect with facebook and twitter which is good for hostels who are already using social networks for promoting their objects.
Other things ive noticed that are improvement comparing with other booking engines that you can rate your guests not only them rating you, which i think is pretty awesome. Also AIRBNB is giving you a chance to decline those guests, or communicating with them to find out if the hostel really suites them, not only by rating and price.
One more thing, this system is better for avoiding fake reviews as guest pay full price to airbnb, which is later
transfering the funds to you, that means that somebody will think twice if he is going to pay 15eur to fake review you. Hostel world is taking only coupe of EUR so anybody can book and give you bad rate.
What you think about this?