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How do I use PayPal to receive payouts?

PayPal is only available as an Airbnb payout method in certain countries at this time. To see if it's available to you, look for it when you add a payout method. If PayPal appears for your selected country, you'll be able to connect your existing PayPal account as a payout method.

Connecting your PayPal account

You need to have an existing PayPal account to successfully use PayPal as a payout method. Activate your PayPal account, which is associated with your email address, before adding it as an Airbnb payout method. Find out more about PayPal, including how to create an account, at

PayPal may require hosts to verify their account by providing additional identification or proof of address. If this requirement applies to you, any payouts released during the PayPal verification time will be deposited into your account after it's verified by PayPal. During that time, Airbnb will notify you through email that there's an error.

When you add PayPal as an Airbnb payout method, make sure that you enter the email address associated with your PayPal account correctly.

Receiving payouts

PayPal allows you to receive payouts directly to your PayPal account. Once the payout method is ready, Airbnb will deposit your payouts to your PayPal account and you can view and access your balance on PayPal's website.

After Airbnb releases your payout, PayPal typically delivers the funds to your account within 1 business day.