How do you like to travel? Maybe you want to experience a destination that is off the tourist track. Perhaps you’d like to connect with local hosts who are happy to point you in the right direction for an amazing dinner.
Sure, hotels have concierge teams. But unless they live in the neighbourhood, it’s unlikely they’re giving you a personal recommendation. Instead, they’re picking from a generic list of places to eat and visit while you stay there. Who wants generic?! Not connoisseurs of authentic experiences – not 1BB Club members.
When it comes to booking accommodation for a trip, we can offer you something unique and different. By focusing exclusively on small lodging establishments that are managed directly by their owners, we are able to cater to travellers who seek a more unique, personal lodging experience.
NO JOINING FEE - NO BOOKING FEES
1BB is more than just a place to book accommodation with character – we’re a community of like-minded travellers. You'll learn about other places through the experiences of your fellow travellers. In fact, the content on our site is almost entirely generated by people like you!
As a 1BB Club member, when you contribute information, you’ll be rewarded with 1BB Club Points, which can be redeemed for discounts or free nights at our exclusive 1BB Club Leader properties. You’ll also earn points for every night that you stay at a property booked through our site.
All members can earn 1BB points
and get discounted stays!
When you join the 1BB Club,
you instantly receive 1000 1BB points.
Earn 500 1BB points for
each night you stay at a place on 1BB.
After your stay,
get 500 1BB points by writing a review.
Earn more 1BB points by contributing tips,
photos and more to the 1BB community.
Redeem your 1BB points at any time!
Every 1000 1BB points you earn gets you a 10% discount
off a night’s stay at any of our select 1BB Club
Leader B&Bs (just look for the Club Leader badge).
Earn 10,000 1BB points and get a free night’s stay.
Claim up to 100% discount for up to
four nights at one location!
EXPLORE: Browse through regions and areas or use our advanced searching system to find the perfect place for your next getaway.
CONNECT: Message hosts with any questions through our onsite messaging system. When you’re ready, finalise your booking through our onsite booking system.
SAVE: If you are booking at a 1BB Club Leader B&B and want to claim a discount, simply enter the number of points you want to redeem at the time of booking.
STAY: Enjoy your stay at your chosen property and make payment directly to the owner
ACKNOWLEDGE: If you choose, let the owner and 1BB community know how much you enjoyed your stay by leaving a review.
ADD A TIP
Suggest a place to eat, attraction,
fact or tip - subject to approval
REFER A FRIEND
Referral resulting in membership
ADD A PHOTO/VIDEO
Subject to approval
REFER A BUSINESS
Referral resulting in a listing
500 Points PER NIGHT of confirmed booking
WRITE A REVIEW
Review must be on a booking made with us
1 time only bonus (per submission) for
having submitted the highest rated
attraction, fact or tip
CREATE AN ACCOUNT
Join up and complete main profile tasks
MYSTERY BONUS POINTS
You can earn these where you see this icon. We’ll reward you with mystery points! You can view these on your leaderboard
1BB is the best place to connect with guests who are looking for properties just like yours. The guests who seek accommodation on our site are looking for properties exactly like yours – ones that offer a more personal experience with hosts who are proud of what they have to offer.
We welcome all types of properties, including traditional bed and breakfasts, country inns, guest houses, lodges, cabins, apartments, small hotels, self-catered cottages, eco-lodges, farmstays and guest ranches. The only requirement is that your property is an independently owned and operated establishment with less than 30 rooms.
If you’re the owner of an amazing property, we encourage you to list your property here. There’s no fee to join and you only pay commission on successful bookings – you have nothing to lose!
NO JOINING FEE - FLAT BOOKING FEE 8% PER NIGHT
A guest submits an enquiry for your property on 1BB
You liaise with the guest to finalise the booking
The guest pays you and stays at the property
You confirm with 1BB who stayed through your Member's Area
1BB sends an invoice for those bookings which you can pay online.
Qualified enquiries from the 1BB community
Ease of management through the 1BB Owners Admin system
Committed customer service team
Access to a remote booking calendar
Promotion across our mobile site and iPhone/iPad Apps
Dedicated 1BB marketing and advertising activity
Flexibility to set seasonal pricing variations
Flexibility to approve guests and set your own cancellation policy
Earn points the same as other 1BB Club members. Points can be used at any 1BB Club Leader property.
Flat booking fee 5% per night
Priority placement in search results
Featured on area and region pages
Must maintain an average rating of at least 3 stars
Must maintain an average response time of under 24 hours
Must provide discount on 1BB Points redemption bookings
Pay no commission on 1BB Points redemption
No more than 50% discount required
1BB will cover the balance for discounts greater than 50%Upgrade Now
Pay less commission
Club Leaders pay just 5%.
Everyone else pays 8%.
Receive more exposure
Club Leader listings appear first in search results and are promoted on our social media networks.
Club Leaders must maintain a 3+ star rating. Guests know they are staying at a place that is community-approved.
Get more bookings
More exposure and community recognition results in more bookings!
Occasionally, 1BB Club Members may choose to redeem their club points at your property. In these instances, you will cover any discount up to 50% of the initial full value of the room. 1BB will reimburse you for any discount provided above 50%.
1BB Club Leader Guarantee
As a 1BB Club Leader, you are covered by our 1BB Guarantee, which ensures that the cost of being a Club Leader will never be greater than the increased revenue you see as a Club Leader.