How Wimdu Works

Wimdu is Europe’s biggest platform for city apartments - the smart alternative to a hotel! Discover how to book accommodation below.

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How to host with Wimdu

Make money with your extra space with Wimdu by renting out your empty apartment! Find out how hosting works below.

Create your listing

You can list an entire apartment or a single room on Wimdu in just a few easy steps. You control the appearance of your listing, including the description, price and house rules. We can even assist with taking photos and translating the description.

Accept bookings

Once your listing is published, you can start receiving booking requests from guests! Once you receive an email notification for a booking request, you have 24 hours to accept it. Use the Wimdu messaging system to reply to questions and arrange the key handover.

Welcome your guests

Before receiving a guest, make sure your place is clean and tidy with fresh sheets and towels. When your guests arrive, meet them to hand over the keys, show them around and explain the house rules - a few tips about the neighbourhood are also useful!

Receive payment

24 hours after your guests arrive and have checked in successfully, Wimdu automatically transfers your payment to your bank account. Since Wimdu takes care of the transaction, your payment is safe at all times.

Leave a review

Reviews are an important part of Wimdu and ensure that our platform is built on trust. Leaving a review of your guests means they are more likely to review you in return. Happy guests leave positive reviews, which means others are more likely to book your place in future!
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Why host with Wimdu?

  • Earn money with your place

    Wimdu hosts earn on average 900€/month - while they sleep! Fund your next trip away or pay your bills with the extra income you make from your unused space.

  • Your place, your conditions

    With Wimdu, you specify all of the conditions of your listing, including the price, the number of guests, the rental period, the cancellation policy and pet policy.

  • Your details are safe

    No one other than the guests you have confirmed has access to your full name or your contact details. Only your first name and the general location of your place on the map will be visible on the website.

  • Comprehensive service

    Wimdu offers services such as photography and translation to ensure that your listing looks great. Once your listing is set up, you can apply for these services in your account.

  • Free 24/7 customer support

    Our Customer Support Team are available around the clock to help with any questions or queries you may have. Simply contact us via the Help section.

Hospitality at Wimdu

We work with our hosts to ensure that guests experience a great stay. For more information, read our hospitality guidelines for hosts.
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FAQ Basics

  • How can I synchronize my Wimdu calendar with other calendars?

    Go to your User Account, 'My Listings' and then 'View calendar'. Scroll to 'Import and synchronize your calendar' and paste the ICAL link from the calendar you would like to synchronize with your Wimdu calendar. Then click 'Import'.

  • What types of property can be listed on Wimdu?

    A variety of property types can be listed on Wimdu and include apartments, holiday homes, private rooms, villas, chalets/cabins, farmhouses, castles, treehouses, boats and cars.

  • How do I reply to 'You've got mail on Wimdu' notifications?

    When a guest has contacted you using the Wimdu messaging service, the message will appear in the 'Inbox' section of your User Account. To read the message, click on 'Inbox', and then click on 'View'. Reply to the guest by writing in the box provided.

  • How can I activate Instant Booking?

    If you are eligible for the Instant Booking feature, an Instant Booking banner will appear in the ‘My Dashboard’ section of your User Account. By clicking on this banner you can request Instant Booking for your listings. We will inform you as soon as the feature has been enabled.