Airbnb is a service that allows people to rent their apartments or rooms over the internet and it has gathered quite a following.
Now, Airbnb is offering a free night maximum value of $300 when you make your first reservation for minimum of two nights.
This offer is valid for bookings made between January 13-17, 2014, for travel that is completed by March 31, 2014. You need to use promo code ONENIGHT at the time of making the reservation.
Rate display for Papeete:
I might need to more nights in Papeete early February. There aren’t that many hotels in the city center (might go out on Saturday). There seems to be only one option on Airbnb for Papeete downtown.
The promo code did reduce the base price by 50% for the two night stay that I didn’t book yet.
Trying Airbnb has been on my list for a while, but the prices have never been competitive with the hotels once you factor in all the elite benefits and points that I receive.
Also, I would feel uncomfortable with renting a room from an apartment where some other people live “full time”.
Airbnb works best if you need to rent an apartment for a family or group of people and you don’t have status with the hotels and/or don’t care about the points.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
The discount is valid only for guests who have never completed a booking on Airbnb. To receive the discount, you must book via the Airbnb website with promo code ONENIGHT and successfully complete Airbnb’s Verified ID process prior to booking. You must complete a booking (including host acceptance) using the code between 12:00am PST (California time) on January 13 and 11:59pm PST (California time) on January 17. The discount applies to one night of your stay up to a maximum of USD$300. The cost of “one night” is calculated by averaging the base reservation rate for each night, excluding taxes or other fees charged by your host, such as cleaning fees. Your stay must be at least two nights in length at the same listing, and must begin no later than 11:59pm PST (California time) on March 31, 2014. Limit one discount per new user. The offer is valid for a single use and is not transferrable to another user or redeemable for cash. If your booking later qualifies for a refund, the maximum refund you may receive is the amount you actually paid. The code cannot be used for bookings made through Airbnb’s mobile apps. The code may not be combined with another Airbnb coupon or discount code. Host payouts will not be affected by permissible guest use of the code. Airbnb reserves the right to any remedy, including denial of the discount or cancellation of your account or reservations, if fraud, tampering, violations of Airbnb’s Terms of Service or technical errors are suspected.