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Airbnb for iOS

By Airbnb Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 21, 2018

The five-star Airbnb for iPhone app enables you to book vacation home rentals, restaurant reservations, and a number of experiences -- from cooking classes to live music shows to health and wellness workshops -- all within the app.

Pros

Thousands of vacation home rentals: Corporate hotels start to look generic, sterile, and overpriced in comparison to the wide variety of unique, homey, and affordable accommodations that Airbnb offers. Rent your own storybook home in Italy, a seashell house in Mexico, or a treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia -- for less than the cost of a hotel room in most metropolitan cities.

Detailed property descriptions: Tap on any property, and you'll see a moving carousel of photos (no tapping required), a detailed description, a list of amenities, a map, check-in and check-out info, tons of reviews, house rules, the cancellation policy, and an availability calendar. You can also message the host here with any questions or concerns.

Variety of affordable travel experiences: There are thousands of culturally-immersive experiences to check out and book on the Airbnb app -- from food tastings in Rome and dance classes in Havana to surf school in Maui. Many of them are spotlighted on the home page, or you can search by categories, such as Food & Drinks, Classes & Workshops, and Sports. What's more, the experiences seem reasonably priced.

Easy saves: Save intriguing rentals, experiences, and places to explore later or to share with family or friends if you're planning a group trip -- just by tapping the heart button.

Cons

Six-step booking process: If you see a property you like, tap Check Availability on the bottom of its profile page and select your check-in and check-out dates. If they're open, then tap Book, and after reviewing your trip details, Next. You'll then be asked for your "Trip Purpose," which you can answer or skip, and then to scan your ID for verification. Then you still have three more steps to go before securing your booking. While we understand that safety comes first, this grueling booking process takes a lot of the fun out of booking travel.

Bottom Line

Airbnb for iPhone is a great alternative to a traditional hotel booking app. If you're looking for a homier, more culturally immersive experience abroad, you should definitely give Airbnb a try.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 17.33

Further stability tweaks to make managing your listing and your travels as easy as possible.

General

Release October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 17.33

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,659
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Unforgettable trips start with Airbnb. Find adventures in faraway places or your hometown, and access unique homes, experiences, and places around the world. Book everything your trip needs, or start earning money as a host. BOOK HOMES. Choose from over 4 million homes across 191+ countries. Search by price, neighborhood, amenities, and more. BOOK EXPERIENCES. Go on experiences led by local experts, whether it's for multiple days or just an afternoon. Explore Seoul's underground music scene, hunt for truffles in a Tuscan forest, or give back to the community with a social impact experience. DISCOVER PLACES. Find the city's best bars, restaurants, and secret spots. Get the latest recommendations on where to go from notable locals, celebrities, and hosts. For travelers: Book homes and experiences for your next solo journey, family vacation, or business trip. Search for last-minute accommodations or long-term rentals. Save your favorite homes, experiences, and places--and invite friends and family to plan the trip with you. Add experiences and events to your itinerary. Message your host and get directions to your home. For hosts: Share your extra space or lead experiences that showcase what makes your city great. Update your listing and calendar availability. Share what's special about your neighborhood with a host guidebook. Message guests and manage their reservations.