Thinking of listing your place on us? We’ve put together a list of answers to the top questions partners have so you can feel confident starting your registration, opening your property, and welcoming your first guests.
How many photos do I need?
To complete your registration, you must have at least one photo. When choosing your photos, think about what makes your property different from your competitors and select ones that highlight this.
Once you’ve completed your registration you can add additional photos, select a main photo, and add photos of specific rooms or units. When you upload your photos we’ll warn you if the resolution is too low, if it’s the wrong size, or if the one you’re trying to add is already there.
Can I list my property?
Before you list your property on Booking.com, it’s important to be familiar with the short-term rental regulations for your city, region, or country. A number of governments and municipalities require property owners to hold and/or display a special permit or license if they wish to list their place on short-term vacation rental sites. In some cases, local authorities can limit the guest occupancy or the number of bookings you can receive within a certain period of time.
Depending on your property type, this feature might not be available yet. We’re working hard to roll it out for all partners as soon as possible.
What information is needed to create a listing?
Before you start to create your listing, make sure that you have the following ready:
- List of your facilities and amenities
- The layout of your property, including sleeping arrangements
- Correct and complete address
- At least one high-quality photo
What makes a good listing?
Our property pages are designed to grab the attention of potential guests quickly. Start by making sure you’ve selected all the facilities and amenities your property has to offer. Twenty-five percent of our bookers coming from searches with filters, so if these aren’t correctly displayed you’ll miss out on business. If you’re not sure where to start, we highlight the most popular facilities and amenities.
It’s also recommended to show guests where they’re staying. Showing at least four photos, including one of the bathroom, will set the right expectations for their stay.
If you’re not sure if something is missing after you’ve completed your registration, take a look at your property page score. This score highlights quick and easy changes you can make to improve the performance of your property’s page.
How do I choose a name for my property?
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a name for your property:
- Use specific, unique names that won’t confuse guests
- Consider what people would be looking for on search engines – what would they type to find your property?
- Keep it short and sweet – guests tend to type in as little as possible to find the results they’re looking for