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Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

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Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

Did anyone use this website before? Any problems?

Just wondering if this is a safe website. They have some good deals for apartments in BKK.

https://www.airbnb.com/about

Thank you in advance for your replies.

Chiang Klang...
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1. Re: Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

No idea about the site itself, but if its genuine you'll be dealing with property owners rather than the website. Personally I found it hard to navigate and I'd rather use local websites than one based in California.

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2. Re: Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

Airbnb is perfectly safe. There are well thought through measures in place to protect both tenant and lessor.

Cheers.

Asia
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3. Re: Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

I posted the "about us" so it's difficult to navigate. Here it is easier:

https://www.airbnb.com/

The hotel photos and everything look clear and nice.

In New York forum, there's a warning post. Not sure if it's the same airbnb

tripadvisor.com/…46678719

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4. Re: Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

If you have any doubts don't use them contact the hotel or apartment directly.

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5. Re: Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

Perfectly safe have used them. The good thing is u pay money to airbnb then they hold money until 24 hours after checking in and if no complaints only then release money to the person renting property.

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6. Re: Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

I have an apartment listed on airbnb, so yes it is safe and I get a lot of bookings through it, but I can't vouch for all the listers on the website.

Asia
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7. Re: Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

Thank you for your replies.

Any more feedback are always welcomed.

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8. Re: Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

I have used airbnb in NYC and been satisfied. The service is reliable.

Asia
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9. Re: Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

Thanks MTB.

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10. Re: Is airbnb a safe website to book your rooms?

I rented 2 units via airbnb.com and i'm perfectly satisfied with them. As an owner it's far easier to use airbnb.com user interface then booking.com.

Edited: 07 May 2013, 09:44