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Build your Vacation Rental Website with the all new Airbnb Clone Script Version 2.8

What is Airbnb & What does it do?

Apptha AirhotelsAirbnb is an accommodation booking website. Airbnb does not own any properties. Instead it acts an online portal where anyone looking for a short-term accommodation (days, weeks or months) can go and find listings in their travel destinations.

Rather than offering professional run hotel chains and lodging facilities, Airbnb offers private properties self-owned by ordinary people who want to put their spare space to some use and earn revenue out of it. Airbnb creates a win-win situation for travelers and property owners alike.

Why is Airbnb so popular?

A typical Airbnb listed property is cheaper than a professionally run accommodation property. This has led to its massive growth since its inception in 2008. Airbnb also boasts of a robust and fail-proof online booking system that is easy to use for both travelers and property owners.

For travelers, Airbnb offers advanced search facilities to find suitable accommodation facilities in their destinations at affordable costs. Since these properties are verified and listed by Airbnb, there is also a certain amount of trust factor which makes the guests feel safer than in a usual accommodation facility.

Decoding the revenue model of Airbnb

Revenue Models
Airbnb sources it’s revenue from both guests and property owners. Hosts (i.e property owners) are charged 3% of the booking amount while travelers are charged anywhere in between 6% to 12% of the booking amount. The revenue so collected is to cover the cost of operations and also contains a good amount of profit also. It is this profit margin that has inspired many to start an online accommodation booking system of their own using a Magento Airbnb clone script.

How to make money using an Airbnb clone script?

Like we said before, starting a business with an Airbnb identical business model is becoming popular. Here are some ways to make money out of a travel booking website like Airbnb which justify why there is a gold rush for Airbnb clone based business models.

From Users

  • User registration charges from travelers
  • Transaction fee for every successful booking
  • Exclusive property suggestions of niche choice

From property owners

  • Property booking fee for every successful booking
  • Property listing from landlords, privately owned property owners
  • Property verification fee

Other sources

  • AdSense revenue based on website traffic
  • Banner advertisements
  • Commission from contract concierge services

All said, which is the best way to build an accommodation booking software?

Is it custom ecommerce website development from scratch or a readymade script that is market-ready and primed for launch? Read on.

Custom Ecommerce vs Readymade Script Differences

Custom website development is not for everyone. In fact, it is most suitable for those who have specific requirements that readily solutions cannot solve. Second, they are expensive. Have a look at the below mentioned table to have an idea how much it will cost to build a custom website, especially a custom ecommerce website with complete functionalities.Custom vs Readymade


In addition to the exorbitant costs, custom ecommerce web development for an accommodation booking software can be time consuming and daunting for someone with little or no technical expertise. The typical time duration required to bring a custom made Airbnb clone website can range anywhere from 3 to 6 months if not more. Post-development there is also the quality assurance process, during which if bugs are spotted, the retraction process will further expand the final launch of the website.

Coming to readymade scripts, there are no hassles. An Airbnb clone script, or for the matter any clone script, is a pre built software which when installed will give a complete website or web application that does what it is meant to do. Unless the user needs some specific customization in addition to the default provisions provided with the readymade script, an accommodation booking script is always prepped for instant launch. In most cases, they cost under $1,000 and come in 100% customizable bug-free codes.

Everything you need to know about Airhotels – Airbnb Clone Script

Airhotels Workflow
An Airbnb clone script is basically an accommodation booking script that allows interested individuals to create their own website like Airbnb that mimics all the features that made the vacation rental website a global phenomenon. The Magento Airbnb clone script, Airhotels can be further optimized for performance with add-ons and extensions that are abundantly available in the market today.

The Airbnb Clone offering from Apptha titled ‘Airhotels’ comes with an array of promising features, including:

1467287701_system-tick-alt-03Instant installation
1467287701_system-tick-alt-03Lightweight design
1467287701_system-tick-alt-03Bug-free code
1467287701_system-tick-alt-03100% customization
1467287701_system-tick-alt-03Powerful & Intuitive interface
1467287701_system-tick-alt-03Scalable and Flexible software

Apptha Airhotels Demo

Salient Features of Airhotels Airbnb clone Script

Features that make Airhotels a one of a kind vacation rental website script.

Features for Users

Features for Hosts

Features for Admin

  • Hourly booking based on individual time requirements

  • Notification for every successful booking, complete with property owner & location details

  • Advanced search based on city, locality, price, and user reviews

  • Google map integration for quick spotting of the property

  • Multiple currency * language  compatibility for international bookings

  • Exclusive profile page for updating personal/business information

  • Check previous user reviews and feedbacks for better property selection

  • Check trip wise property listings

  • Guest-host internal mail system

  • Monitor subscription options based on weekly, monthly or yearly basis

  • Advanced Google calendar synchronization for property management

  • Facility to block certain hours/days for bookings

  • Time limit to restrict service hours

  • Minimum and maximum booking periods

  • Overnight fee for bookings beyond service hours

  • ‘Most Popular’ category listing for generating traffic

  • Internal mailing system for guest-host communication

  • Exclusive profile page for the property and for users

  • Quick & hassle free checkout process with complete processes integrated in simple steps

  • Manage multiple properties from single interface

  • Calculation, splitting and earning of revenue in the form of processing free, commission fee, property listing fee, etc.

  • Add/manage hosts/guest profiles

  • Compatible with 1.9 Magento community edition

  • Compatible with all major web browsers

  • Extensive features to establish control over host and user activities

  • Responsive web design for seamless device connectivity

  • Single powerful interface for complete control

  • Activate/Deactivate subscription options for all properties

  • Supports more than 180+ payment gateways

  • Cloud hosted solution that is robust and quickly scalable

Advanced Features:

Home page Video slideshows
Video Monetization
Captivate guests with video banners/galleries depicting site location, vantage points, exoticness, etc. of the property.
Advanced search
Search Option
Faceted navigation based advanced search enables users to pick the right properties that suit their personal preferences.
Explicit Property detailing
Detailed Booking
Facility to describe a property captively through video banners, image banners and snippets in slider format.
SEO- friendly
Seo Friendly
Rank higher in search engine ranking with SEO friendly URLs that fetch customers queries for local properties.
Hourly Booking
Booking Option
Time independent booking system that brings maximum utility for discerning travelers and overworked hosts.
Booking Settings
A 100% customizable code that enables admins to add, edit or delete custom attributes or to create a personalized theme.

Sales Boosting – Free Addons
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1467287701_system-tick-alt-03One-step checkout
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1467287701_system-tick-alt-0310 days money back guarantee

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23 Comments on "Build your Vacation Rental Website with the all new Airbnb Clone Script Version 2.8"

Omar Noriega
11 days 11 hours ago

Hey, im running an adventure booking site, i need fields to be customizable how hard is this with your software

7 days 5 hours ago

Hi Omar Noriega,

Happy to hear your requirements, our business team executive will get back to you soon.


D Cribbs
17 days 2 hours ago

while check with the live demo of this airbnb clone script, which exactly looks like an Airbnb web theme, especially the home page video sliding option make this vacation rental website more attractive.

Mike Yang
8 months 13 days ago

Interested to build my vacation website like airbnb clone. Is this a one time cost I need to invest or need to pay any yearly based subscription?

8 months 12 days ago

Dear Mike,

This airbnb clone script is a one time payment. Other than that you dont need to pay a single penny. However, If you need any customization’s then based on your requirements you will be charged.


Eric Welke
8 months 19 days ago

Just I go through the script demo page, I don’t need any customization in the current airbnb clone script. I want to live a vacation rental website within a week for targeting the olympic audience. Guide me.

8 months 19 days ago

Hi Eric Welke,

Thanks for your interest in Airhotels, Kindly share your contact mail id, So that our team can make a direct access with you.

Heinz Klier
8 months 22 days ago

I’m looking for a clone to build an airbnb like website. something which can also support third party extensions and integrations.

8 months 22 days ago

Hi Heinz Klier,

This airbnb clone can support all magento extensions. For more info contact bd@contus.in