About 1BB
1BB is the best way to avoid ANOTHER boring hotel stay

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.

the 1BB Club
About the 1BB Club


 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.



1BB Club

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.

How to earn 100Points

Suggest a place to eat, attraction,
fact or tip - subject to approval

How to earn 200Points

Referral resulting in membership



Subject to approval

How to earn 500Points


Referral resulting in a listing


500 Points PER NIGHT of confirmed booking



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

How to earn 1000Points


Join up and complete main profile tasks




You can earn these where you see this icon. We’ll reward you with mystery points! You can view these on your leaderboard

Own a B&B?
1BB is the best place to list your property

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!

How it works




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.



What you get

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.




upgrade to

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

become a 1bb club leader
And get more rewards



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.


Community prestige

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!

So, what's the catch?

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.