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November 3, 2010

Airbnb – Travel Like a Human

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Unlocking unique spaces worldwide!
List, discover, and book unique spaces around the world.

Called the “Ebay for space” by Time Magazine, Airbnb is an online marketplace allowing anyone from private residents to commercial properties to rent out their extra space, from a night to a year. The reputation-based site allows for user reviews, verification, and secure online transactions. Listings include vacation rentals, private rooms, entire apartments, bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, castles, treehouses, and many other traditional and non-traditional accommodations.

The open platform allows users to post listings of their space. Prospective travelers can search by city or country, utilizing filters such as price and room type to find exactly what suits their needs. Travelers contact hosts directly through the web site, which includes user profiles and friend recommendations. Dates are confirmed through on-site messaging, and the traveler books directly online using their credit card or PayPal account. Hosts receive a reservation request which they can accept or decline. Both parties then receive an itinerary on accepted reservations, and are set to go.

Provide feedback:
  • Visit
  • Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
  • Now go back to the site and comment on various elements of the site. What sticks out? What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
  • Imagine you are planning a vacation and find a place to stay? How was the search process?
  • Were you able to find anything within your price range?
  • How do you think the site compares to other accommodation providers (pricewise)?
  • Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

Cash Award: 5 Feedback/Reviews Awarded $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.