How do I include a security deposit on my listing?

Security deposits help protect you from mishaps that might occur during a reservation. Add or edit a security deposit in your pricing settings. The deposit amount must be between $100 and $5,000* USD.

The security deposit is added to reservations made after you make the changes; they do not retroactively apply to reservations that have already been booked. To make a claim on a security deposit, go to Your Listings > Your Reservations > Report a Problem within 48 hours of your guest’s checkout date.

Security deposits can't be handled off-site in cash, as off-site payments are a violation of our terms.


*We may be able to facilitate larger deposits for certain reservations. Please contact Airbnb Customer Service for details.

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