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How to get me to instantly book your Airbnb

Caught in a trap

Let me say up front that, yes, I know there are terrible problems with Airbnb. I know it is driving up prices in tourist cities and pushing out locals. But unfortunately if you're planning to drive along the coastline of rural Ireland, the fact remains that it's the easiest way to find somewhere to stay in the middle of nowhere these days. Mea culpa.

Now, Airbnb is obviously a competitive market for the myriad hosts on it. So I thought I would share the secret used by one host who got me to immediately book with them, no questions asked, when looking for somewhere to stay in Donegal on the aforementioned trip.

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