Airbnb guides for hosts

We’ve combined our own expertise as Airbnb insurance specialists with advice from successful hosts to come up with a series of useful guides on Airbnb hosting.
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New to hosting

The following guides are designed for hosts who are either new to Airbnb or are renting out their property or a room for the first time.

How to Get Started as an Airbnb Host (UK)

Learn how to become an Airbnb host in the UK. Find out how to get set up an started as a host in this handy guide.

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Is Airbnb hosting worth it? Airbnb vs Renting

Is Airbnb hosting worth it? Find out whether Airbnb hosting or renting out properties as a landlord is the best option for you.

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Why use Airbnb?

Why you should consider and the benefits of becoming an Airbnb host.

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Buying property for Airbnb: Should you consider investing?

Read our extensive guide on buying property for Airbnb. We discuss whether doing this is right for you. Click the link to find out more.

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The Essential Airbnb FAQ Guide That Hosts Need to Know

Read our essential Airbnb FAQ guide to find out the answers to some of the most important queries that are frequently asked by hosts.

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Do hosts need Airbnb planning permission?

We discuss when hosts may need Airbnb planning permission for their short term rental. Find out more in this step by step guide.

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How (And Why) To Host an Airbnb Experience in Your Home

Find out how to host a unique Airbnb experience, why you should host one and how to get more bookings with this step by step guide.

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Is Airbnb safe for hosts? Read our survival guide

Do you have safety concerns when it comes to Airbnb? Read our survival guide to find out the risks involved and how they can be controlled.

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Airbnb vs VRBO: Which is better for hosts in 2022

Find out which of Airbnb vs VRBO or HomeAway is better suited for your business.

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Getting ready for guests

These guides are designed for Airbnb hosts who are taking the next step with their hosting journey – getting their property ready for guests.

The Essential Airbnb Cleaning Checklist: Free Printable Template

Download a free, printable Airbnb cleaning checklist. We cover areas to clean and other issues to look out for. Click here to learn more.

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Airbnb House Rules Template: Indispensable Rules for Every Host

What are Airbnb house rules? How do they help Hosts set boundaries and keep their properties safe? Find out in this guide.

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The Airbnb check in process guide for hosts

Discover a host’s guide to better Airbnb check in to give your guests more peace of mind and attract higher reviews.

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Legal requirements for Airbnb hosts in the UK

If you’re an Airbnb host, click here to find out if you’re in compliance with legal requirements for Airbnb hosts in the UK.

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The Airbnb platform

Learn more about the nuances of the Airbnb platform and the opportunities to maximise the potential of your listing.

All You Need To Know About The Airbnb Security Deposit

If you’re considering becoming an Airbnb host, you need to understand how the Airbnb security deposit works and whether it protects you.

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Airbnb for dogs: a guide to a pet-friendly listing

Learn how to make your Airbnb accommodating for dogs or other pets and how to host when you have pets of your own.

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Airbnb Host Referral UK: Referring Friends to Airbnb

Looking to claim a reward for referring a friend to Airbnb? Find out about the Airbnb host referral UK scheme in this article by Pikl.

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A Host’s Guide To Airbnb Pre-approval

What does the Airbnb pre-approval process mean for guests and hosts? Find out in this guide by Airbnb insurance experts, Pikl.

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The Airbnb Covid cancellation policy guide for hosts

Worrying about the Airbnb Covid cancellation policy? Check out this guide if you are a host and wondering how it affects you.

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Airbnb cancellation policy options for hosts in 2022

Not sure what the Airbnb cancellation policy options are all about? Learn about the pros and cons of each to save time, hassle and money.

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A Guide To Airbnb ID Verification For Hosts

Find out how Airbnb ID verification works in this handy guide. We’ll show you how the the process works for hosts.

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The Airbnb Instant Book guide for hosts

How does Instant Booking work for Airbnb hosts? What benefits does it bring? Find out in this guide by Airbnb insurance experts at Pikl.

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Airbnb Host Login: Step-By-Step Guide

Read our in depth guide for logging into Airbnb plus key troubleshooting tips.

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Airbnb finances

Find out more about optimising pricing, getting a mortgage and how much you could earn from your Airbnb.

Getting an Airbnb mortgage: Key things you need to know

Confused about Airbnb mortgage(s)? Pikl Insurance has created a guide to which type of mortgages are right for Airbnb hosts here in the UK.

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Airbnb fee calculator: how much could you earn?

Our free Airbnb fee calculator looks at your occupancy, nightly rate and costs to project your potential performance as an Airbnb host.

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How to optimise Airbnb pricing & maximise your occupancy rate

Learn how to find the right airbnb pricing and occupancy strategy to attract more guests, maximise your bookings and boost your income.

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How do hosts get their Airbnb payout?

Understand the process for getting your Airbnb payout as a host. We explain how it works and cover common issues that hosts face.

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Airbnb service fee: how much does Airbnb charge?

Airbnb service fees can be tough to understand. See how their fees work and how much they charge in this detailed guide.

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Airbnb Taxes for Hosts: Everything You Need to Know

How does tax affect Airbnb hosts? Click here to get up to speed on Airbnb taxes if you’re an Airbnb host in this step by step breakdown.

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Increasing bookings

Tips and tricks on how to increase bookings for your Airbnb rental.

How to become an Airbnb Superhost (From a Superhost)

Want to become a Superhost? Pikl’s own friendly Superhost shares their top tips to help you stand out from the crowd.

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Top Airbnb host reviews templates you need to use

Not sure about how to respond to Airbnb guest reviews? We’ve collated our top Airbnb host review templates.

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How to advertise on Airbnb and supercharge bookings

How to advertise on Airbnb: A step by step looking out how to advertise your Airbnb listing & maximise bookings.

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Owning multiple Airbnb properties: How to scale your Airbnb business

We discuss the key to owning multiple Airbnb properties, how to scale your Airbnb business and unlock income.

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Airbnb blogs hosts need to know about

Find out which Airbnb blog is best for you in our list of top Airbnb blogs for UK hosts. We’ve searched the web so you don’t have to.

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Airbnb for Business: Hosting For Business Travellers

Learn how to get additional bookings and earn more by targeting your Airbnb for business travellers. Find out in this detailed breakdown.

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How to make more money on Airbnb in 2022

Wondering how to make money on Airbnb and increase your revenue as a host? Follow these tips to increase your income.

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