Earn money as an Airbnb host
Earn money as an Airbnb host
Why host on Airbnb?
No matter what kind of home or room you have to share, Airbnb makes it simple and secure to host travelers. You’re in full control of your availability, prices, house rules, and how you interact with guests.
We have your back
To keep you, your home, and your belongings safe, we cover every booking with $1M USD in property damage protection and another $1M USD in insurance against accidents.
Hosting in 3 steps
List your space for free
Share any space without sign-up charges, from a shared living room to a second home and everything in-between.
Decide how you want to host
Choose your own schedule, prices, and requirements for guests. We’re there to help along the way.
Welcome your first guest
Once your listing is live, qualified guests can reach out. You can message them with any questions before their stay.
We’ve got you covered
We know it’s a priority to trust the people staying in your home. Airbnb allows you to set strict requirements for who can book and to get to know guests before their stay.
If something does come up, though, we have your back. With our Host Guarantee covering property damage and our Host Protection Insurance for liability, you’re supported as a host throughout.
Payments made simple
Charge what you want
You always get to pick your price. Need help? We have tools to help you match demand in your area.
Pay low fees
There’s no cost to sign up. Airbnb generally charges hosts a flat 3% per reservation, among the lowest fees in the industry.
Get paid quickly
Once a guest checks in, we can send your money by Paypal, direct deposit, or other available methods.
What is Airbnb?
Airbnb connects people with places to stay and things to do around the world. The community is powered by hosts, who provide their guests with the unique opportunity to travel like a local.
What is hosting?
If you have an extra room, entire home, or expertise, you can earn money by sharing it with anyone in the world. You can host your home, activity, or do both. When you host is up to you.
Frequently asked questions
It’s easy to become an Airbnb host in most areas, and it’s always free to create a listing. Entire apartments and homes, private rooms, treehouses, and castles are just a few of the properties hosts have shared on Airbnb.
For more details on what’s expected of hosts, check out Airbnb’s community standards, which revolve around safety, security, and reliability, and hospitality standards, which help hosts earn great guest reviews.
We ask everyone who uses Airbnb for a few pieces of information before they travel with us. Guests need to have this info completely filled out before they can make a reservation request. This info helps make sure you know who to expect, and how to contact the guest.
Airbnb’s requirements for guests include:
- Full name
- Email address
- Confirmed phone number
- Introductory message
- Agreement to your House Rules
- Payment information
Guests are expected, but not required, to have a profile picture. You may also require guests to provide ID before booking your space.
Signing up for Airbnb and listing your home is completely free.
Once you receive a reservation, we charge an Airbnb service fee for hosts, generally 3%, to help cover the cost of running of the business.
The Airbnb Host Guarantee provides protection for up to $1,000,000 to a host for damages to covered property in the rare event of guest damages above the security deposit or if no security deposit is in place.
The Host Guarantee program doesn't cover cash and securities, collectibles, rare artwork, jewelry, pets or personal liability. We recommend that hosts secure or remove valuables when renting their place. The program also doesn't cover loss or damage to property due to wear and tear.
The price you charge for your listing is completely up to you. To help you decide, you can search for comparable listings in your city or neighborhood to get an idea of market prices.
- Cleaning fee: You can either incorporate a cleaning fee into your nightly price or you can add a cleaning fee in your pricing settings.
- Other fees: To charge extra fees outside of your rates (like a late check-in or pet fee), you must first disclose these potential charges to guests prior to booking and then use our Resolution Center to securely request payment for additional fees.
Airbnb’s Smart Pricing tool lets you set your prices to automatically go up or down based on changes in demand for listings like yours.
You’re always responsible for your price, so Smart Pricing is controlled by other pricing settings you choose, and you can adjust nightly prices any time.
Smart Pricing is based on the type and location of your listing, the season, demand, and other factors (like events in your area).