Jan 18 AT 3:12 PM Dustin Earley 12 Comments

Airbnb for Android is your personal unique travel guide


Airbnb is one of the most original, creative travel services online today. By serving as a middle man for those travelling and those looking to host travelers, Airbnb has created the most in-depth collection of unique places to stay from all over the world. Today, the absolutely gorgeous Airbnb app is finally available on Android, bringing their entire portfolio of one-of-a-kind retreats right to your mobile device.

Airbnb is anything but your typical hotel reservation app. Anyone with an interesting place to stay, whether it’s a loft in Austin, a windmill in Greece or a shoe shaped bed and breakfast in New Zealand, can list their residence on Airbnb. Users of the service can then search or browse through listings hosted by Airbnb and book them securely right from the Android app.

You can browse by Airbnb’s most popular listings, search for a town to get an idea of what’s available in an area or take a look at some of Airbnb’s collections like “Trees and ZZZ’s” (featuring tree houses for rent), and “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” (just in case you want to stay in a 1950′s Bristol Freighter for a weekend).

Listings on Airbnb are comprehensive and feature a map of where the residence is located, as well as property details like the room type, bed type, number of people allowed and minimum stay. You can also find contact information for the host and user reviews.

Of all the Android apps to come out in a long, long time, Airbnb is my favorite. Not only does it look fantastic, it’s a great way to use a truly original service. To download Airbnb for Android, simply use our handy download widget below.


Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • dpleus

    My wife and I like to find BNBs to stay in as they are usually cheaper than local hotels and have more comfortable and cozy rooms. I’ll have to get this and check it out.

    • Jeff Pan

      I downloaded the app! I would call it “good” design wise. Nothing excellent !

      The best UI I have seen on Android is the “Path” app!

      • Dustin Earley

        I almost mentioned Path when I said “long, long time” because that app is great.

  • oddball

    My wife and I have been talking about taking a small vacation this was released with perfect timing

  • Zer0-9

    I’m disappointed by the lack of SOPA protest here.

  • taketheleap

    Combine this app with ITA Software’s “OnTheFly”, you’ve got all your travel needs covered.

  • Louis A

    Can someone familiar with this app please tell me this. So Let say I see a room in what ever city I wanna be in, when I book it, I will be spending the night with the owner of the house? So more like a roommate or the owner of the house will not be there?

  • spazby

    I think the segment of travelers is not that huge for this type of travel

    • Dustin Earley

      I think Airbnb’s growth speaks for itself.

  • Usman

    I’ve used AirBnB a few times.. It’s really a great service. I’d highly recommend it to my fellow Android fans.

  • First Rentals

    Downloaded the app and been using app for some time, it;s a great service for travels

  • Tia

    Thanks for the tips. I’ll check out Airbnb as well as Path! I love finding unusual places to visit. Have you tried GeoReader? Another great one for travelers.