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Airbnb Has the Perfect Thing For Traveling Procrastinators

May 13 2014 - 1:56pm

Airbnb is no longer for the go-getter advanced travel planner. The network where people rent out their own spaces to strangers is launching a new feature that will help stranded travelers find a place immediately. Last-minute bookings [1] is rolling out today in San Francisco and Los Angeles, with more cities on the way.

Users must first download the Airbnb mobile app [2] (free, iOS and Android). The front page now features listings that are available instantly. Guests won't need to wait for the preapproval process — they just need to be able to pay. Airbnb hopes that both luxury and low-end rentals will be available for last-minute bookings.

Another new addition to the Airbnb app called "Weekend Getaways" is also a great feature for travel procrastinators. It highlights destinations nearby that are a short flight or drive away, to provide some inspiration and spontaneity for folks who just want to escape the weekday life.

Last-minute bookings sounds like an ideal alternative to hotels and inns if you're stuck in a random city while road-tripping or if your apartment starts flooding. But we want to hear from Airbnb hosts: would you open up your home to last-minute guests?


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http://www.geeksugar.com/tech/Airbnb-Last-Minute-Booking-34777512