Can I book on behalf of a friend or family member?

Trust and transparency are vital to the Airbnb experience, so we require that all Airbnb reservations be booked by someone who is actually going to stay at the listing. We don't allow third-party reservations on behalf of someone who doesn't have an account.

Fortunately, signing up for an Airbnb account is easy and totally free. You can refer people to Airbnb directly from your account Dashboard. When a referred friend or family member successfully completes a qualifying reservation, you’ll earn travel credit - and who wouldn't want another excuse to travel? We know that your friends and family members are going to love Airbnb as much as you do.

After they've joined Airbnb, your friend or family member can create their profile, upload a fun profile photo, and build trust within our community by adding verifications. You can even help out by writing them a reference


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