Airbnb Has Introduced Deposits So You Can Start Planning Your Adventure Sooner

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In the decade since it launched, Airbnb has made planning that perfect getaway so much more seamless. From making it easier for travellers with disabilities to find accommodation to introducing split payments just last year.

Now, it’s introduced a new, more flexible and convenient payment option, allowing you to book your dream stay now and pay later.

Here’s how it works: once you’ve selected your perfect stay, you can opt to pay part of the rate up-front — 50 per cent, in most cases. Then, you just pay the remainder when the check-in date gets a little closer. Consider it the Afterpay of Airbnbs.


In the company’s testing, they found that 40 per cent of travellers who were given the option to pay less up front opted to do so. And who wouldn’t, when it’s more cash for your holiday itinerary. Did somebody say scuba diving?

If you’re ready to book you next trip, all you need to know is that your booking will have to cost a minimum of $250 or more to qualify, and has to be booked at least 14 days prior to the check-in date.

What are you waiting for? Check out Qantas flights and begin your next adventure.

(All images courtesy of Airbnb)