Top 10 Listing Sites

These are the top listing sites that are the most established and will drive the most traffic to your listing.

Title: Airbnb
Tagline: Rent unique places to stay from local hosts in 190+ countries
Pricing: 3% host service fee, Airbnb guests pay a service fee that ranges between 6% and 12% every time they book a rental
Listings: 2 million


Title: HomeAway
Tagline: World’s leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry Pricing: $349 to $999 annual subscription OR 10% to 13% per booking
Listings: 1.2 million


Title: VRBO
Tagline: The Most Popular Vacation Rental Site in the U.S.
Pricing: Annual Subscription- $349 Annually; Pay-Per-Booking- 10% per Booking; 3rd Party Outsourcing- avg. 13% per booking
Listings: 1 million (366,000 in U.S.)


Title: Booking.com
Tagline: Booking.com B.V., part of the Priceline Group, owns and operates Booking.comTM, the world leader in booking accommodations online. Each day, over 1,000,000 room nights are reserved on Booking.com. The Booking.com website and apps attract visitors from both the leisure and business
Pricing: Hosts pay a small fee based on the price of the property 
Listings: 800,000


Title: TripAdvisor
Tagline: TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip
Pricing: Add your rental property to TripAdvisor and FlipKey at no charge. You pay only 3% commission on each confirmed, paid booking.
Listings: 770,000


Title: Wimdu
Tagline: Over 300,000 properties in more than 140 countries; 100,000 registered users
Pricing: Charge hosts 3% (same as Airbnb). Travelers booking with Wimdu pay a flat 12% booking fee based on the price of the listing.
Listings: 300,000


Title: FlipKey
Tagline: Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home.
Pricing: FlipKey has a processing fee of 3% per booking for owners, and guests pay a booking fee that ranges between 5- 15% of the total rental cost.
Listings: 300,000


Title: Roomorama
Tagline: Short-term vacation rentals worldwide, professionally managed, instantly bookable
Pricing: Roomorama does not charge hosts processing fees, There is a “Roomorama fee” for all travelers that is based on the total booking costs including taxes, processing fees and surcharges. Once a guest enters all of their accommodations, the Roomorama fee will be displayed directly over the subtotal.
Listings: 300,000


Title: HouseTrip
Tagline: HouseTrip is best suited for travelers located in Europe
Pricing: 10–20% of the host fee, which is added to the host’s rate
Listings: 293,000


Title: 9flats.com
Tagline: Rent from a local and enjoy a more comfy, personal, and affordable world
Pricing: 15% of each booking 
Listings: 245,000


This is an excerpt from our original white paper series: “Listing Site Independence, A Cheat Sheet”, which was distributed in PDF format. It has now been adapted into a series of posts on this blog which you can find here. Another white paper series we published is “Hands-off Hosting” which has also been adapted to our blog. You can find that series here.

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