Can I build an Airbnb like marketplace?

The simple answer is no it doesn’t fully support building a two-sided Airbnb-like marketplace nor do we have a room booking feature out of the box.


Here’s what is possible:

  1. Enable listing owners (Hosts) to take booking requests by creating a custom lead (booking) form for visitors (Guests).
  2. Enable listing owners (Hosts) to create their own custom lead (booking) form for visitors (Guests).
  3. Accept leads and communicate using the Inbox feature.
  4. Admin can only monetize from listing owners (Hosts), using a pricing plan to add new or claim an existing listing.
  5. Admin can only monetize listing owners (Hosts) by allowing them to promote listings using Ads Campaign.
  6. Admins or listing owners (Hosts) may choose to charge visitors (Guests) using a manual process such as in-person, over the phone or email invoice.

Here’s what’s not possible:

  1. There are no direct payments involved in this process from visitors (Guests).
  2. The directory admins cannot earn any form of commission such as allowing per room booking.
  3. It doesn’t allow directory admins or listing owners (Hosts) to use the built-in checkout system to charge visitors (Guests) directly.

Many users did create Hotel Booking or stripped-down versions of Airbnb like sites. Almost anything is possible by opting for customization to fit your needs, you may also request a free quote here.

You may also refer to Does this come with a hotel booking system?

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