This section will help you to find all you need to know about your profile and listing.
Your profile on NightSwapping is your passport to travel. Without a complete profile, you will not be able to send requests.
Below is advice on how to create a trusted profile and increase your chances of finding a NightSwap.
Travelers like reading details about your place to get an idea of the environment in which they will be staying.
Therefore the description must be detailed enough to give additional information about the place but also stay concise to maintain everyone’s attention.
Concentrate on the follow points:
- A detailed description of your accommodation
- A description of your neighborhood
- Any potential rules (ex: non smoker, no noise after 10pm, etc…)
Also remember to let travelers know what equipments are available at your place by selecting them in the list of equipments.
A listing without any photos will not be published online.
Indeed, photos allow you to present your accommodation. The traveler’s opinion is mainly based on what he sees so try to make your place look nice.
In terms of quantity, you should upload at least ten photos and make sure they are of good quality (5mo max).
Use the Landscape frame as much as possible
For photos of interior spaces, take them during the day and avoid using your flash
Turn the lights on to give the room a nice effect
If you use the flash, make sure the light will not reflect in a mirror
Try using different angles by climbing on a chair on kneeling down
Avoid focusing your photo on a window, you might get a dark photo of your interior
It is important to fill in your availability in your calendar so travelers don’t send you requests for dates when you cannot host.
Once you’re done listing your place on NightSwapping, you will be redirected towards your calendar. Two options are possible:
- Calendar entirely available by default: your calendar is completely available and you fill in the dates you can’t host.
- Calendar entirely unavailable by default: your calendar is completely unavailable and you fill in the dates you can host.
To update your calendar, select the first and last date when you are available/ unavailable to host and the change will automatically be taken into account.
However, if you select dates as “available” to host, you commit to responding to every request, even when it’s to decline. It is important to answer every traveler to avoid any frustration and allow them to move on with the planning of their trip.
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