Editor’s Note: How to Save Money on Airbnb was originally published January 2019 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

If you are actively pursuing your Adventure Travel bucket list like we are, then you know exploring the world can be truly amazing! But though the reward is immeasurable, the costs of traveling can sometimes be something of a hinderance. That’s why we’re constantly scouring the internet for travel hacks that give me the best value for my money.

One of the best money-saving techniques we often use when traveling is looking at places to stay on Airbnb. We love Airbnb for multiple reasons. But probably one of the biggest reasons is that we can save money on some of the best Airbnbs in the U.S. compared to hotels in a similar location. Plus, with a few extra travel hacks, we have developed a strategy to help anyone save even more money on Airbnb! Check out these 11 travel hacks that could save you hundreds of dollars on your next Airbnb booking!

1) Use an Airbnb Coupon Code
The old Airbnb Promo code to save money on your first Airbnb rental

Sadly, Airbnb has stopped giving out Coupon Codes for Guests.  Before February 26, 2021, the easiest way to save money on Airbnb was to use a first-time coupon code. Essentially by accepting the Airbnb Coupon Code, you were immediately given $55 (USD) off your very first Airbnb booking! It was a great way to save money on Airbnb while testing out the numerous options they had to offer. 

Now, though they don’t offer new promos, some of you may still be able to save money.  See, according to Airbnb, “If you were sent a coupon prior to the shutdown of the program, you will be able to use the coupon on any booking made prior to the expiration of the coupon.”

So, log on to your account and see if you have pending coupons or credits. All you have to do is log on, click on your profile in the top right, select ACCOUNT, and then Referral Credit & Coupon. If you have a credit from a promotion waiting for you, USE IT before they cancel them entirely.

2) Book Early
Person in their beautiful Airbnb after learning how to Save Money on Airbnb

Like with any sort of travel, whether you are trying to find a cheap flight or cheap lodging, timing can be crucial. Sometimes we wait too long to find a place to stay when travelling to a popular location or a specific event and it costs us. So don’t make that mistake. Booking early can really help you save money on Airbnb! Plus, we found that you can often find cooler locations in a more centralized spot if you start checking earlier before they book up. For example, we found a great Airbnb deal in Munich for Oktoberfest in 2017 near the festival grounds just by looking at places a few months earlier.

The Bucket List Project has developed a strategy to help anyone save money on Airbnb! Check out these 11 travel hacks that could save you hundreds of dollars on your next Airbnb booking! #travelhack #AirbnbCouponCode #SaveonAirbnb
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3) Try To Be Flexible With Your Travel Dates
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