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Monthly potential
Monthly potential
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Join millions of hosts on Airbnb

Find out what you could earn

Join millions of hosts on Airbnb

Find out what you could earn

Why host on Airbnb?

By sharing not only their homes, but also their local perspectives, hosts are able to connect people, cultures, and countries while earning extra income.

By sharing not only their homes, but also their local perspectives, hosts are able to connect people, cultures, and countries while earning extra income.

We have your back

Every booking on Airbnb is covered with $1M USD in property damage protection and another $1M USD in insurance against accidents.

Every booking on Airbnb is covered with $1M USD in property damage protection and another $1M USD in insurance against accidents.

Guests are verified

Before they book, guests must provide contact info and verify their phone number. Hosts can also require that guests provide government ID.

Before they book, guests must provide contact info and verify their phone number. Hosts can also require that guests provide government ID.

Meet the host community

No two hosts are alike and that’s what makes the community so special.

No two hosts are alike and that’s what makes the community so special.

Nancy

A pillar of the community sharing not only her home, but also her hometown and culture.

Hosting in 3 steps

List your space for free

Share any space without sign-up charges—from a shared living room to a second home and anything in-between.

Share any space without sign-up charges—from a shared living room to a second home and anything in-between.

Choose how you host

Set your own schedule, prices, and requirements for guests. Getting started is easy and we’re here to help.

Set your own schedule, prices, and requirements for guests. Getting started is easy and we’re here to help.

Welcome your first guest

Once your listing is live, verified guests can reach out. And you can message them with any questions before their stay.

Once your listing is live, verified guests can reach out. And you can message them with any questions before their stay.

We've got you covered

We know trust is a priority any time someone stays in your home. Airbnb allows you to set strict requirements for who can book and to get to know guests before their stay.

If something does come up, we have your back with our Host Guarantee and Host Protection Insurance.

Ability to require government ID before booking
House Rules guests must agree to
Chance to read reviews from past trips
Free $1M protection for property damage
Free $1M liability insurance
24/7 global customer support
There’s no one way to host. You might be surprised by how much fun you have."
There’s no one way to host. You might be surprised by how much fun you have."

Christelle, Phoenicia, NY

Christelle, Phoenicia, NY

There’s no one way to host. You might be surprised by how much fun you have."
There’s no one way to host. You might be surprised by how much fun you have."

Christelle, Phoenicia, NY

Christelle, Phoenicia, NY

Payments made simple

Charge what you want

You always get to pick your price. Need help? We have tools to help you match demand in your area.

You always get to pick your price. Need help? We have tools to help you match demand in your area.

Pay low fees

There’s no cost to sign up. Airbnb generally charges hosts a flat 3% per reservation, which is among the lowest fees in the industry.

There’s no cost to sign up. Airbnb generally charges hosts a flat 3% per reservation, which is among the lowest fees in the industry.

Get paid quickly

Once a guest checks in, we'll send your money by Paypal, direct deposit, or any of our other available methods.

Once a guest checks in, we'll send your money by Paypal, direct deposit, or any of our other available methods.

Hosts like you, worldwide

2.9M

Hosts on Airbnb

Hosts on Airbnb

800K

Average Airbnb stays each night

Average Airbnb stays each night

14K

New hosts per month

New hosts per month

Your questions answered

Who can be an Airbnb host?

It’s easy to become an Airbnb host in most areas, and it’s always free to create a listing. Entire apartments and homes, private rooms, treehouses, and castles are just a few of the properties hosts have shared on Airbnb.

For more details on what’s expected of hosts, check out Airbnb’s community standards, which revolve around safety, security, and reliability, and hospitality standards, which help hosts earn great guest reviews.

What is required of guests before booking?

We ask everyone who uses Airbnb for a few pieces of information before they travel with us. Guests need to have this info completely filled out before they can make a reservation request. This info helps make sure you know who to expect, and how to contact the guest.

Airbnb’s requirements for guests include: • Full name • Email address • Confirmed phone number • Introductory message • Agreement to your House Rules • Payment information

Guests are expected, but not required, to have a profile picture. You may also require guests to provide ID before booking your space.

How much does it cost to list my space?

Signing up for Airbnb and listing your home is completely free.

Once you receive a reservation, we charge an Airbnb service fee for hosts, generally 3%, to help cover the cost of running of the business.

What protection do I have against property damage?

The Airbnb Host Guarantee provides protection for up to $1,000,000 to a host for damages to covered property in the rare event of guest damages above the security deposit or if no security deposit is in place.

The Host Guarantee program doesn't cover cash and securities, collectibles, rare artwork, jewelry, pets or personal liability. We recommend that hosts secure or remove valuables when renting their place. The program also doesn't cover loss or damage to property due to wear and tear.

Learn more about the Host Guarantee at http://airbnb.com/guarantee

How should I choose my listing price?

The price you charge for your listing is completely up to you. To help you decide, you can search for comparable listings in your city or neighborhood to get an idea of market prices.

Additional Fees • Cleaning fee: You can either incorporate a cleaning fee into your nightly price or you can add a cleaning fee in your pricing settings. • Other fees: To charge extra fees outside of your rates (like a late check-in or pet fee), you must first disclose these potential charges to guests prior to booking and then use our Resolution Center to securely request payment for additional fees.

How can Airbnb help me with setting prices?

Airbnb’s Smart Pricing tool lets you set your prices to automatically go up or down based on changes in demand for listings like yours.

You’re always responsible for your price, so Smart Pricing is controlled by other pricing settings you choose, and you can adjust nightly prices any time.

Smart Pricing is based on the type and location of your listing, the season, demand, and other factors (like events in your area).

Become a host

Become a host