1. Sign up

If you want to sign up as a local friend on our platform, you need to create an account first. Add a valid email address, choose your password, add your first name and last name, select the ‘I accept the Terms of Service” box and click on Create account. You can also sign up with Facebook.

2. Complete your profile

This is the first step. Add basic information in your profile, choose a clear profile picture (please use a picture of yourself), select the types of notifications you want to receive and click the Save button. Now you can move to step 3 of becoming a local friend.

3. Become a local friend

You still need to complete your offer in order to use BookaFriend as a local friend. Choose your base fare, describe your offer, select the types of activities you are willing to include in your tour, add your phone number and the city where you’ll be showing your guests. You can also add extras and charge them separately. Our tip: add a description for every extra you select so that your guests know exactly what they’re paying for. We also recommend to add a few more pictures of you and your city in the Photo Gallery to make your offer more attractive.

4. Get booked or apply to requests

BookaFriend will notify you every time a visitor is looking for a local friend in your city. Make sure you don’t forget to switch on your availability every time you are free for bookings. You can apply every time a new request shows up. Visitors can also book you directly and you can use the chat options to discuss and agree on details of your meeting.

5.  Be a friend!

Meet your new friend and make sure you offer an experience just like the one you described in your offer. Your reputation depends on ratings and reviews, so the better they are, the more people will want to book you as their local friend and the more money you will make.

6. Cash out

You can start withdrawing money as soon as you have at least $100 in your BookaFriend balance and after the ongoing visit is marked as done by your guest. If you want to learn more about what happens if your guest doesn’t show up to your meeting or you have to cancel, please read our FAQ.

7. Don’t forget to leave a review!

This step is extremely important for the BookaFriend community. We believe in fairness and open communication, which is why local friends can also rate and review their guests. Don’t skip this one!

1. Sign up

If you want to sign up as a traveler on our platform, you need to create an account first. Add a valid email address, choose your password, add your first name and last name, select the ‘I accept the Terms of Service” box and click on Create account. You can also sign up with Facebook.

2. Complete your profile

This is the first step. Add basic information in your profile, choose a clear profile picture (please use a picture of yourself), select the types of notifications you want to receive and click the Save button. That’s all!

3. Start looking for local friends

Write the name of the city you’re traveling to in the Search bar and all the local friends in that city will show up.

4. Request offers or book a local friend of your choice

As a traveler using BookaFriend, you have 2 options: you can either request offers from all local friends and tailor your request based on different criteria or book a local friend of your choice by entering their profile. You can also send a personal message and a picture.

5. Choose your local friend

Now you can see who has applied to your request and decide which local friend you are going to book! If you have any specific activity in mind that is not covered by their standard offer, you can suggest your local friend to add it in the offer as an extra. Once you’ve agreed on all the details of your meeting, you need to accept their offer and proceed to Checkout to make the payment.

6. Meet your local friend!

This is the best part! Now is the time to meet your local friend and enjoy a better and easier travel experience tailored to your budget and interests. Your local friend is here to help you!

7. Don’t forget to leave a review!

This step is extremely important for the BookaFriend community. Rating your experience and adding a review can help other travelers make more informed choices, local friends improve their offers and us become better. Don’t skip this one!