Preparing to host
Preparing to host
- Community policyHost requirementsIn addition to providing welcoming accommodations, Hosts should be responsive and maintain a high overall rating.
- How-toPreparing to hostFrom keeping your calendar updated to giving guests soap and snacks, here are some tips to help get your place to stay ready.
- RulesResources for HostsWe offer a collection of curated articles and videos with hosting tips, news, and best practices in the Airbnb Resource Center.
- How-toGet help with your listing from a SuperhostAsk a Superhost for guidance creating a listing, which can help land your first booking.
- How-toAirbnb service feesTo help Airbnb run smoothly and to cover the costs of the products and services we provide, we charge a service fee when a booking is confir…
- How-toGuest contractsIf you require guests to sign a contract, you must disclose the actual contract terms to them prior to booking.
- How-toSelect your home typeWhen guests book your place, they want to know what they’ll be getting. Choose the home type that best describes your place.
- How-toAccessibility PolicyOur community is built on the principles of inclusion, belonging, and respect, which includes welcoming and supporting people with disabilit…
- How-toVerifying your Host accountWhen you host on Airbnb, you may be asked to provide information such as your legal name, date of birth, or government ID so it can then be …
- Community policyThe Earnings Guarantee ProgramAirbnb is offering new Hosts in select locations a guarantee of earnings when they host 10+ stays on Airbnb within the first 90 days.
Setting up your space
- How-toWhat are essential amenities?Essential amenities are the basic items that a guest expects in order to have a comfortable stay, including toilet paper, soap, towels, pill…
- How-toWhat if I don’t provide essential amenities in my listing?While we don’t require hosts to provide essential amenities in their listing, guests have told us that these are the items they expect for a…
- How-toWhy do I need to confirm my amenities?Guests are more likely to consider a place to stay when listing details are accurate and meet a basic level of professional finish.
- How-toWhat should I consider when offering internet access to guests?If you add internet or wireless internet as an amenity, your listing will show when people search or filter for places with internet.
- How-toHosting guests with accessibility needsReview our list of accessibility features that you can add to your listing. Consider making changes to accommodate additional guest needs.
- How-toHow do I get started with longer stays?Encouraging guests to book longer stays could help you achieve higher occupancy with lower guest turnover and a more predictable income.
- How-toWhat are some things I should consider before hosting long-term guests?In some jurisdictions, guests may establish rights as a tenant after a month, so we encourage hosts to be knowledgeable about their local la…
- How-toWhat are some differences between long-term hosting and short-term hosting?While the exact number of days varies by jurisdiction, generally any reservation of a month or longer may be considered a long-term reservat…
Hotels and hospitality businesses
- Community policyStandards for hotels and other hospitality businessesProperties should have a unique, independent environment and style (for example, boutique or lifestyle hotels, not mass-market chains).
- How-toJoining Airbnb as a company or managing company info on an accountWe welcome listings hosted by professional hospitality providers on Airbnb, including hotels that meet our criteria.