The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in over 40 languages, offer over 1.3M properties and cover over 115,000 destinations in 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Booking.com has two completely separate platforms for travellers (to book their vacation) and property owners (to list their property/ies). As such, one can use the same email address to register in each platform (with “the same” or different passwords) or, of course, use different emails for each account. You can follow the “List Your Property” link on the Booking.com header or go directly to https://join.booking.com/.
STEP 1: Basic information
After you’ve entered your First Name, Last Name, and e-mail address on the sign-up page, you are prompted to enter some basic information about your property/listing, including:
- Property name
- Property type
- Total number of rooms
- Property website (optional)
- Your role with the property listing
- Address of the property, and
- Contact number
STEP 2: Layout & Pricing
Depending on the type of property you selected previously, you will be prompted to provide additional information, including:
- Apartment information
- Bed options
- How much do you want to earn per night?
STEP 3: Facilities & Services
Later on you should add some general details about your property like facilities available, internet, parking, and the languages you speak.
STEP 4: Amenities
In this step, you are prompted to check property amenities like the extra bed options you provide, plus specific features and services available. Make sure you check all that apply for your property as this will have a major impact on search results and, ultimately, bookings.
STEP 5: Photos
As Booking.com suggests, guests are more likely to book places with great photos, so upload some high resolution photos that accurately represent all your space has to offer.
Including photos of all the spaces a guest can use (i.e. living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, aditional rooms) helps guests imagine staying at your place. It is also really important to choose the right profile photo (more on that on our next article on building the perfect vacation rental listing).
Booking.com also offers some tips on taking great photos of your property.
STEP 6: Policies
In this step you specify some basic policies like for example, how flexible you are with the cancellations.
As far as cancellation policy, you have the following options:
- 14 days before arrival: You can cancel free of charge until 14 days before arrival. You’ll be charged the total price if you cancel in the 14 days before arrival.
- 7 days before arrival: You can cancel free of charge until 7 days before arrival. You’ll be charged the total price if you cancel in the 7 days before arrival.
- 30 days before arrival: You can cancel free of charge until 14 days before arrival. You’ll be charged the total price if you cancel in the 30 days before arrival.
Specify the payment types you accept, tax details, and other options like additional charges.
Finally, Booking.com informs you that you pay them commission only for guests who stay at your properly. At the beginning of each month, Booking.com will send you an invoice for the guests who have booked with them and stayed with you in the previous month.
In this section, you need to enter the name of the invoice recipient (legal company name or your name), whether this recipient has the same address as your property (or not), and whether the recipient has a registered tax number.
STEP 7: Agreement
Finally, to get your place listed on Booking.com you need to accept the commission percentage (15%) and their terms and conditions.
Booking.com will review your property to make sure that everything is ready before it goes “live” on the site. They will send you an email letting you know the status of your listing.
Access to the Booking.com dashboard
After Booking.com is finished reviewing your property, they will send you an email and inform you whether your listing has been approved. If it is, they will include your Property ID and inform you that you will receive another email with a link to create a secure password in order to access and use your Booking.com property dashboard.
Booking.com Extranet URL: https://admin.booking.com/
Booking.com Extranet Dashboard
Booking.com Extranet: Property Amenities
Booking.com Extranet: Reservations
Booking.com Extranet: Analytics
Congratulations! You now have a listing on Booking.com! All you need now is to keep your calendars synchronized across all your channels. The easiest way to do this is to use Syncbnb’s Vacation Rental Calendar Synchronization Service and you’ll be synchronizing in no time!
If, despite our guide above, you still want a professional to take care of your new listing, we can help you there too. Syncbnb offers a service that can copy your content from any vacation rental channel to any other, for a very reasonable fee. Visit our listing migration page to find out more.