Hostbot

Put your vacation rental on autopilot with a Burner line tailored for Airbnb hosts


The Benefits of Burner for Airbnb Hosts

(and other vacation rental marketplaces)

Reduce inbox noise

First time hosts on Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO, and other vacation rental marketplaces are often surprised at the sheer amount of communication involved in renting a place out. The shorter and more frequent the stays, the more messages and calls you'll have to take.

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Separate your rentals

Fortunately, Burner provides a simple solution to automate much of the communication involved in renting a property, in addition to providing you with a new phone number and a way to protect your personal identity in the process.

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Spend less time managing

This page will walk you through our recommended setup for Airbnb hosts, plus show you a tool we created to automate responses to common questions from your guests.

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Our Recommended Setup for Airbnb Hosts

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CREATE NEW BURNERS

Create a new Burner line for each rental property, and name the lines after your properties so that you can identify them.

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CONFIGURE YOUR BURNERS

Only get calls or texts when you want to. For each line, you can turn off the ringer, record a voicemail and much more.

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SET UP HOSTBOT

Set up Hostbot and fill out the guest answers for each property—we've identified 16 common guest questions, all you need to do is write responses.


Create New Burners

Sign Up for Burner

If you don't already have a Burner account, you can choose your number by clicking this button and searching your preferred area code on the next page.

Or download from the App Store or Play Store.

CREATE A SAVED MESSAGE

Add the number to a saved message in Airbnb for when you're communicating with guests.

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Configure Your Burners

Turn off rings

You can turn rings off in the Settings of each Burner to get some peace and quiet (and let Hostbot respond for you).

RECORD YOUR OWN VOICEMAIL

Record your own customized voicemail for each Burner with a greeting specifically for guests at that property.

Sync to Google Drive, Dropbox, and Slack

Back up your contacts, message history, and photos to Dropbox or Google Drive (so if you Burn a number later, you don't lose your data), or pass messages through to a team on Slack.

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Set Up Hostbot

STEP 1: CONFIGURE HOSTBOT WITH ANSWERS

To set up Hostbot, go to hostbot.burnerapp.com, and fill out answers for each common question. Your answers should correspond to the property for which you are using this line.

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Step 2: Give out the number

Give out that phone number to guests. The bot will interpret the text message and respond for you. If it doesn't know the answer, it won't reply and you can reply when you get the message.


Put Burner to Work for You on Airbnb

Or any other vacation rental marketplace.