Every community has standards, and ours is no different. We’ve created standards and expectations for our crypto community to help keep it safe, and to help everyone on CryptoCribs travel and host with confidence.
Start by creating your listing. It’s like a profile page for your place.
|Identification||Profile and Reviews||Messaging|
|Guests and hosts can scan a government ID and connect other online profiles to their CryptoCribs account.||Get to know your guest or host through detailed profiles and confirmed reviews.||Use our messaging system to learn more about a host or ask a guest about their trip.|
Guests pay CryptoCribs in Bitcoin or Ether when they book a listing. Hosts receive crypto payments through CryptoCribs 24 hours after guest check-in. With all the transactions taken care of, all you have to do is say hi to your guest.
Always pay and communicate on CryptoCribs. Use CryptoCribs’ messaging system to get to know your guests and share expectations about the trip or your space.
Read profiles and reviews of your potential guests, and look for verified phone numbers, password, connected social networks, and references. If potential guests don’t have any profile verifications, you can ask them to complete some.
Trust your intuition: If you don’t feel right about a reservation, don’t accept it!
Completing your house rules and house manual helps guests know what to expect. Include anything you’d like people to know before they book—for example, whether (or where) smoking is allowed, whether certain areas are off-limits, your Wi-Fi password, or if guests should take off their shoes before coming inside.
If a guest encounters an urgent or emergency situation, it's important they know who to call, what, and where to go.
If a disaster affects your area and you’d like to help, you can list your space for free.
You may want to talk to your insurance provider about adding an extra layer of protection with your own renter’s or homeowner’s insurance.
You can require guests to complete certain verifications before they book, such as Verified ID.
Adding a security deposit to your listing can also help protect you in the event of an accident, like spilled wine on a rug.
We encourage hosts to think carefully about their responsibilities. Hosting offers rich experiences, but it requires commitment.
Look at the profiles and reviews of potential hosts before you book, and check for verified phone numbers, connected social networks, and references. If you'd like to see more, you can always ask them to complete profile verifications before booking with them, or look for hosts who already have a strong reputation on CryptoCribs.
It's also a good idea to read everything the host has posted about their listing in the description, the amenities, and the house rules so there wont be any surprises. Make sure you understand the host's cancellation policy before submitting a reservation request, too.
Paying or communicating outside CryptoCribs makes it harder for us to protect your information and puts you at greater risk of fraud and other security issues. That's why we strongly encourage you to communicate using our messaging system.
Use our messaging system before a booking to confirm details about specific amenities, ask whether other people share the same space, discuss house rules, and talk about the neighborhood. After booking, use it to discuss check-in details.
After learning more about your host’s CryptoCribs history, start a conversation with them about your plans and what you can expect. Your host will likely know all the great (and not so great) spots. Trust your intuition: if you don’t feel right about a reservation, don’t book it! If a message makes you feel uncomfortable or you need help during your reservation, let us know.
Research the neighborhood where you’ll be staying, familiarize yourself with major roads and landmarks, and have a plan for where you’d go in an emergency. If you’re covering long distances in your travels, make sure to tell your friends and family where you’ll be.
For any trip, think about signing up for traveler's insurance. CryptoCribs doesn't offer travelers insurance for guests, but traveler's insurance is a relatively affordable option that can protect you in case of an injury or emergency on a trip. Some policies even cover lost baggage and travel delays. Check with your local insurance provider for details on your options.
Before booking international travel or traveling internationally, also be sure to consult the relevant agencies in your government (for example the State Department for US citizens) for any travel warnings or travel advisories that may apply to countries or regions included in your travel plans.
To add verifications to your account:
If you want to add passport verification, send us an email with a copy of your passport to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name followed by "PASSPORT VERIFICATION" in the subject line.