If you haven’t used Airbnb before, now is a good time to sign up! When you use this link, you'll get a $40 Airbnb coupon code for your first booking.
If you already have an account, you'll need to sign up with a new email address in order to use it. But here's a little tip for Gmail users who already have an Airbnb account:
EMAIL HACK: Gmail users can insert a period (.) anywhere in your email address and Airbnb will think it's a new account—but you'll still get the email in your regular Gmail inbox! If my email address was firstname.lastname@example.org (it's not), I could signup for Airbnb with email@example.com and get a new discount code! Note that this only works for Gmail addresses.
How to Get Your $40 Airbnb Coupon Code
The Airbnb discount operates on a referral basis. If a friend refers you, you get a voucher for $40 off your first stay. They just need to send you the link via email, a Facebook post, or a simple message. When you click on this link to sign up, you will be credited up to $40 as soon as you book your first stay of over $75. That's a $75 stay for less than half the price!
“But what if I don’t have a friend to send me the Airbnb promotion?”
Maybe you’re the only one who travels in your group of friends. First, you need to get new friends! Secondly, if you aren’t able to get this deal from anyone in your network, then you can click the button below. You can be my friend for the day, and as long as you click from this page, you'll get a discount of up to $40 on your next booking.
Remember: You must book a stay of at least $75 in order to redeem this credit. The money will credit automatically, as long as you use the link above. Don’t worry if you don't see it right away—just wait until you get to the checkout page and it will be there!
How to Get More Airbnb Discounts
So, you've already claimed your Airbnb voucher and want to get some more credit? It's easy. This time, instead of redeeming the coupon code yourself, send the voucher to a friend! If you want to be really sneaky, you can send the voucher to yourself using the email hack I showed you above.
- Login to Airbnb
- Hover your mouse over the icon with your name and profile picture (top right)
- Click on “Travel Credit”
This page is where you manage all the discounts, vouchers and coupon codes you send out. You can invite friends via email, share directly to Facebook or share in a Facebook message. Or, just copy the link and send it directly to your friend.
If you know one of your friends is traveling soon, send them your code—they'll thank you for the discount AND you'll get some extra credit.
Now you just sit back and wait for people to make their first booking. And when they book $75 or more, you get a credit up to $40. The more you share, the more discounts you get! You can always view your credits on that same Travel Credit page.
Why Should I Use a Coupon for Airbnb Anyway?
Let me start with a little introduction to Airbnb. Airbnb lets you stay in people’s apartments and houses while you travel. Sometimes the hosts are there with you, sometimes you have their whole apartment to yourself. You can choose to book a private room or a whole apartment—it really depends on what you’re looking for.
But why would I want to stay in some stranger’s apartment while I’m on vacation?
There are a lot of reasons, actually. Staying in Airbnb's is a completely different vacation experience to one where you shack up in either hotels or hostels. For starters, you don’t have to deal with housekeeping knocking at the door of your hotel or noisy strangers barging into your hostel dorm at silly o’clock.
Seriously though, Airbnb gives your travels a more personal touch by offering you a home away from home rather than a hotel room. You also get privacy, which is a rare thing when you’re a frequent traveler.
You can find just about every kind of accommodation you could ever dream of on Airbnb. In my time I’ve seen legit castles being rented out, as well as villas fit for a Kardashian. Seriously—there are some crazy Airbnbs out there.
I mean, you’re probably going to be staying in an apartment, but it never hurts to dream big!
On top of that, Airbnb can save you a lot of money (especially if you're using an Airbnb coupon). Virtually all properties are equipped with kitchens, which means you can cook meals at home to save money. Plus, if you’re traveling in a group Airbnb is almost always cheaper than paying for multiple hotel rooms or hostels dorm beds.
Can I Get an Airbnb Discount for Long-Term Travel?
Absolutely! I scored myself a sweet deal in London when I booked an Airbnb for six weeks. They gave me a 25% discount—that's unheard of when it comes to booking hotel rooms.
Many hosts choose to offer Airbnb discounts to long-term guests, on either a weekly or monthly basis.
It is in the best interest of the owner of the property to get you to stay for a long time. If you stay for 2 months, they are guaranteed income for that time. What’s more, they don’t have to go through the hassle of finding someone else to stay in their property, giving them keys, cleaning up after them, etc.
If you travel long-term and think you might want to stay in an Airbnb for a few months you are in a very good bargaining position. I recommend booking the property for a few nights and seeing whether or not you like it. If you do, contact the owner and work out a deal with them.
This could save you a hefty chunk of cash.
What If I Want to Get off the Beaten Track?
Okay, so you want to go somewhere a little unusual.
Maybe you’ve decided to check out Kigali, Rwanda or you want to set up camp in a small town in Northern India. Airbnb has got you covered. In fact, to date, Airbnb has facilitated check ins in 191 different countries.
That’s basically all of them.
Airbnb is literally giving you free money with their coupon code so jump on that bandwagon and start stockpiling credit for your next vacation.