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The secrets of Airbnb

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Airbnb has revolutionised globetrotting by giving everyone access to more intimate places to crash around the world. Here’s how to get more out of those lesser-known app features.

Pay half price (for now)

Not ready to pay in full? For rentals over a set amount, and booked two weeks in advance, the app’s Pay Less Up Front feature lets you put down a deposit (usually 50 per cent), with the remainder of the rental fee due closer to your check-in date.

A longer payment window could come in handy if you need time to collect funds from everyone else in your party. And according to Airbnb research, nearly 40 per cent of travellers have been short changed by their friends – don’t let that be you!

Art now, tapas later.

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