Managing Airbnb listings through MyVR is easy. Photos, rates, descriptions, etc. are synced with the Airbnb listing, and reservations and inquiries are managed within the MyVR account. Read more about these offerings for Owners and Property Managers.
If you're new to Airbnb, we encourage you to look at our Channel Cheat Sheet to understand how this channel functions compared to other channels you may be using on MyVR.
- Download the Airbnb full integration app
- Add properties to Airbnb from MyVR (including mapping to existing Airbnb properties)
- Add additional listings to Aibnb after you connect
Note: Prior to setting up Airbnb in MyVR, you'll want to create a complete Airbnb account. If you're connecting a listing that needs to stay within a different Airbnb account than what is currently connected, see our Adding Accounts to a Channel App help center article.
Step 1: Log in to MyVR and go to Channels > Full Integration > Select Airbnb App (Owners or PM app) to install.
Step 2: Click "Install Application"
Step 3: Answer survey
Step 4: Agree to install app. Click "I agree"
Step 5: Click Connect to Airbnb.
Step 6: If an Airbnb account already exists, login into Airbnb and accept MyVR connections.
Step 7. Select properties to integrate by toggling switch to "YES" on individual properties. Click Continue.
Step 8: Browsing to the new listing will display a list of health checks related to minimum requirements for listing on Airbnb.
If any errors occur during health check, they can be updated by clicking "fix it." Review the error message and fix accordingly.
Step 9: Fix any error on the property page. To navigate back to Airbnb onboarding, click "Channel Managment" tab in the property.
Step 10: If all validations are passing, check the confirmation checkbox and click "Start syncing."
After the property is added, each new property will need to be mapped to an existing listing (this means the property was already on Airbnb and we want to make sure it's connected to the same one in MyVR) or used to create a new listing (the property has never been on Airbnb).
"Action Required" will show until the mapping is complete in Airbnb.
Step 11: Go to Airbnb.com > Host > Listings > click "MyVR sync"
Quick link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/sync
11A. Existing Listing
If you imported your property data from Airbnb into MyVR, they will automatically map to their original listings in Airbnb. You want to select "Sync Everything" and "Publish." You are done mapping your existing listing in Airbnb at this point.
Note: There are rare circumstances you would want to use Limited Sync (such as if a listing is an Airbnb PLUS listing) See Airbnb's article on Limited Sync for more details.
11B. New Listing
If you have new listings that haven't been on Airbnb before, you will need to manually create each listing.
Step 12: In this tab, select one listing at a time.
Under "Airbnb Listing," the new listing will show up and need to be created. To do this, click "new listing" from the dropdown menu.
IMPORTANT: The most common mistake when setting up an Airbnb Listing happens during the mapping step in the Airbnb dashboard. Make sure you aren't mapping a new listing to an existing listing as it will require assistance from MyVR support to undo.
Step 14: Under Sync Settings, choose to sync everything
Step 15: Publish listing
We recommend mapping and publishing listings one at a time to avoid duplicates.
After the listing has been mapped, onboarding is complete and your listings will be live and syncing to MyVR.
Add new listings
After an initial Airbnb account connection is created and listings are already live, account owners can add individual MyVR listings to the already linked Airbnb account at any time.
First, confirm the property is created in MyVR. To learn how to build a property visit Properties Overview.
Step 1: Log in to MyVR and go to Channels > Full Integration > Airbnb (Owners or PM app) > Add Listing(s)
Step 2: Click on "Create New Listing"
Step 3: Validate property and fix any errors. Within the property, users can get back to adding a listing by selecting "channel management."
Step 4: After fixing the issues, go back to the Airbnb app. Complete property upload, by clicking "Start Integration"
Step 5: Complete mapping process