- Getting Started
- Account & Profile
- Deciding to Host
- Your Listings
- Your Reservations
- Getting Paid
- Hosting Standards
- Business Travel
- Trust & Safety
Travelers need to get a sense of who you are and what your listing has to offer, before they'll feel comfortable requesting a reservation. Creating a detailed profile and accurate listing will attract guests and set their expectations.
Your Personal Profile
Your Airbnb profile is the first opportunity you have to introduce yourself to travelers and get them excited about staying with you. Use a photo that clearly shows your face, share some details about your hosting style, and add a fun fact about yourself.
Your Listing Information
- Use high-quality photos, write a detailed description of the space, select the correct property type, and highlight the amenities you have.
- Make clear what isn’t available to guests—if you don’t have reliable hot water, say so.
- Let guests know if there are parts of the listing that are off-limits, like a shared backyard or the attic.
- Provide detailed House Rules that address the situations that will matter to your guests. If you don't want your guests bringing other people into the space, tell them in advance.
- Be honest and candid about the unexpected factors that will impact your guests' stay. If your neighbors just started a noisy construction project, your guests deserve to know.
Guests will evaluate the value of your listing, so it's important to set a price that balances expectations with what your listing has to offer. When you're setting your price, start with Airbnb's recommendation, and make adjustments based on nearby listings with similar accommodations. You can always set weekend rates, or adjust your prices to match seasonal trends. If you're a first-time host, consider lowering your rate so that you can get that first booking, gain some experience, and start developing your hosting style.