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Types of places to stay

Whether you’d like a cozy retreat or a lively space to meet new people, we want you to find a place that's just right. Hosts on Airbnb offer a wide variety of spaces, ranging from shared rooms to private islands. There are four types of places: entire place, private room, hotel room, and shared room.

Entire place

Entire places are best if you're seeking a home away from home. With an entire place, you'll have the whole space to yourself. This usually includes a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a separate, dedicated entrance. Hosts should note in the description if they'll be on the property or not (ex: "Host occupies first floor of the home"), and provide further details on the listing.

Private room

Private rooms are great when you prefer a little privacy, yet still value a local connection. When you book a private room, you'll have your own private bedroom for sleeping but will share some spaces with others, like the Host or other guests. Learn more about what is considered a private room.

Hotel room

Whether private or shared, hotel rooms provide a level of service and hospitality associated with traditional hotels. The rooms are available in boutique or lifestyle hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, or similar properties. They typically include vibrant common areas and rooms with unique touches.

Shared room

Shared rooms are for when you don't mind sharing a space with others. When you book a shared room, you'll be sleeping in a space that is shared with others and sharing the entire space with other people. Shared rooms are popular among flexible travelers who want to make new friends and find budget-friendly stays.

In addition to searching for places to stay based on room type, you can also filter searches to find something more specific like a pool or to browse listings that are good for traveling with a family.

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