Looking for accommodation on Airbnb can be quite a hustle and some bookings you’ll come across will look pretty fishy. If you stumble upon one that looks good on paper but has no reviews, here are three things you should keep in mind before booking it.
Do Your Research
Airbnb with no reviews could be fake, but it’s most likely that it’s actually a new listing. Carefully analyze descriptions and photos to figure out if this listing is legit. You can also search through other booking sites to check if the same accommodation is listed there for cross-reference.
Contact the Host
Airbnb allows you to contact the host before making a booking, and this comes in handy when it comes to places with no reviews. Address your concerns with the owner—they may sugarcoat some things, but the way that the conversation flows will help you figure out if this place is worth booking.
You’re probably considering booking an Airbnb with no reviews because it’s cheaper than other options, but it’s a good idea to have a backup plan. Figure out if you can find another place to stay and how much it would cost to book it last minute, and decide for yourself if the risk pays off.