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How it works

Do you own accommodation? 

Use it to stay free worldwide. is exclusively for professional accommodation owners and operators to share their accommodation and stay free worldwide.

  • You are already used to renting your accommodation to normal paying guests.

  • But did you know that there is another way to get value from your accommodation?

  • You can also use it to stay free when it comes time for you to have a holiday.

  • At the same time, you will be part of a worldwide community of accommodation owners.

How does work?

  • You can earn 'SwapNights' when you choose to accept a booking by a fellow member. 

  • You can then redeem your 'SwapNights' to stay free worldwide when and wherever you want to go.

  • You do not have to organise a direct swap with another member. Instead, you use your 'SwapNights' to book stay with a member of your choice, when and wherever you want to go worldwide. Highlights

  • Join Free - It is free to join (no credit card required)

  • List Free - It is free to list your property

  • Earn SwapNights Free - It is free to earn SwapNights when a member stays

  • Stay Free Worldwide - Redeem your SwapNights wherever you want to stay

Small Booking Fee

  • When you book a stay you pay only a small booking fee of US$10 per night.

You Are In Control

  • You decide when to accept SwapNights bookings and earn SwapNights.

  • You choose when and where to redeem your SwapNights worldwide.

Recover Incidentals

  • You can choose to charge an optional incidentals fee, eg: for cleaning and/or linen.

‘Top Up’ SwapNights

  • Fully Verified members can buy ‘Top Up’ SwapNights if they do not have sufficient balance to book a stay. Top Up SwapNights are US$20 to purchase. Learn more

  • When a Guest makes a booking using 'Top Up' SwapNights they also pay the US$10 per-SwapNight booking fee as well.

  • There is a small one-time fee of US$12 to become a Fully Verified Member. Learn more

Who can join

  • SwapNights is a community exclusively for professional owners of accommodation and owners of second/holiday homes. Membership is not open to the general travelling public.

  • Do you qualify? If you own or manage a holiday house, villa, apartment, vacation rental, hotel, resort, retreat, B&B, inn, lodge, glamping, safari camp, eco-retreat, etc. you are eligible to join


  • verifies each new member's property listing and requires a link to a property’s own website or a listing on a portal (eg: HomeAway, VRBO, FlipKey,,, or any other recognised, consumer-facing OTA).

  • reviews each new listing to assess suitability for our community. We look for quality of presentation, furnishings and also a reasonable standard of photography. We prefer professional photography to show a property in its best light - blurry, dark low-quality images are not acceptable. We may place a listing on hold and contact the owner if we feel a listing needs attention before being made available in the community.

Trust and Safety

  • Trust and safety of the community is paramount (Learn more). Our verification process (Learn more) is central to our Trust and Safety Policy.

Booking Cancellations

  • Our community regards a SwapNight booking as equally important as a paid booking. The community has a fair and firm cancellation policy. Learn more

Who is is a for-profit-with-purpose business that earns income only when a member successfully books a stay through our community platform. That income helps to fund our future community development. is based in Australia with awesome team members in Europe, Asia and the US.

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If you have any questions, please ask us today:

  • Click the 'Help' (?) button at bottom right of your screen - you can type in keywords for your question (eg: 'edit listing') and get links to help articles matching answers. If you can't find your answer, chat live if we are online or click here to submit a support request and we will get right back to you.

  • Want detail? Read helpful 'How To' articles - click here to visit our support site

If you would like to read more about the sharing economy, collaborative consumption and read this article.