What does the room type of a listing mean?
Hosts on Airbnb offer a wide variety of spaces, ranging from shared rooms to private islands.
While you can filter searches to look for something more specific (for example, particular amenities), all listings are grouped into the following three room types:
- Shared rooms
- Private rooms
- Entire homes/apartments
Shared rooms are for when you'd like a comfy, communal experience, and don't mind sharing a space with others. When you book a shared room, you'll be sharing your bedroom and the entire space with other people. These rooms work best for the flexible traveler looking for new friends and a budget-friendly stay.
Private rooms are great for when you prefer a little privacy, but still value a local connection. When you book a private room, you'll have a bedroom to yourself, but will share some spaces with others. With a private room, you'll be able to wake up to greet your new friends in the kitchen and have the freedom to bid them adieu at bedtime.
Entire homes/apartments are best if you're seeking a home away from home with complete privacy and the freedom to cook breakfast in your pajamas. With an entire home/apartment, you'll have the whole space to yourself. You can be your own host, make your own dinner, and remember to treat your listing with the respect and courtesy you would at your own home.