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    How you get paid for hosting

    Learn the basics about when and how you’ll receive payment.
    By Airbnb on Feb 12, 2020
    2 min read
    Updated Dec 9, 2021


    New Hosts often ask, “How do I get paid?” Airbnb makes it easy to receive payments—or what we refer to as payouts—in a few simple steps. Here’s how it works:

    How you’ll get paid

    To receive payments on Airbnb, you must select your payout method in the Payments & Payouts section of your account. Payout methods include bank transfers or ACH, PayPal, Payoneer Prepaid Debit Cards, and Western Union, among others, depending on where you’re based. 

    Here’s a quick overview of how to add a payout method from your account:

    You’ll also need to provide taxpayer information so we can issue you the correct tax documents. Not sure if this applies to you? Learn more about receiving tax forms from Airbnb.

    Your payout method will be verified to help ensure all of your hard-earned funds are delivered successfully. The verification process can take anywhere from 2 to 10 days, depending on the payout method you’ve selected.

    How much you’ll get paid

    To calculate your payout, add any optional extra charges (like your cleaning fee or an extra guest fee) to your nightly rate. This is your subtotal. 

    Once you have your subtotal, subtract applicable fees and taxes. While taxes can vary based on where you live, most Hosts pay a service fee of 3%. This fee helps Airbnb cover the costs of the products and services we provide (like 24/7 customer support!) and is calculated from the booking subtotal.

    Remember that your earnings will vary depending on the length of a guest’s stay, any discounts you applied, etc.  If your payout is delayed or appears lower than you expected, it could be due to a reservation that was cancelled or changed that resulted in a full or partial refund for your guest.

    When you’ll get paid

    The money you earn from hosting will typically be sent to you 24 hours after your guest’s scheduled check-in time. Exactly when the funds arrive in your account will depend on the payout method you’ve selected.

    For example, money usually arrives in your account within 7 business days for bank transfers and within 1 business day for PayPal and Payoneer cards—though exact timing depends on where your account is located. When you host a longer stay (28 nights or more), Airbnb will generally send earnings in monthly installments, starting 24 hours after your guest arrives.

    You can check the status of your payouts in your Transaction History at any time.

    Information contained in this article may have changed since publication.


    Feb 12, 2020
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