You could earn
Airbnb it easily with Airbnb Setup
One-to-one guidance from a Superhost
We’ll match you with a Superhost in your area, who’ll guide you from your first question to your first guest—by phone, video call, or chat.
An experienced guest for your first booking
For your first booking, you can choose to welcome an experienced guest who has at least three stays and a good track record on Airbnb.
Specialized support from Airbnb
New Hosts get one-tap access to specially trained Community Support agents who can help with everything from account issues to billing support.
Airbnb it with top‑to‑bottom protection
|Guest identity verification|
|Our comprehensive verification system checks details such as name, address, government ID and more to confirm the identity of guests who book on Airbnb.|
|Our proprietary technology analyzes hundreds of factors in each reservation and blocks certain bookings that show a high risk for disruptive parties and property damage.|
|$3M damage protection|
|Airbnb reimburses you for damage caused by guests to your home and belongings and includes these specialized protections:|
|Art & valuables|
|Auto & boat|
|$1M liability insurance|
|You’re protected in the rare event that a guest gets hurt or their belongings are damaged or stolen.|
|24-hour safety line|
|If you ever feel unsafe, our app provides one-tap access to specially-trained safety agents, day or night.|
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Introducing Airbnb-friendly apartments
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San Diego, California
We’ve partnered with apartment buildings across the US that let you rent a place to live and Airbnb it part-time. Explore available apartments and find out what you can earn.
Is my place right for Airbnb?
Airbnb guests are interested in all kinds of places. We have listings for tiny homes, cabins, treehouses, and more. Even a spare room can be a great place to stay.
Do I have to host all the time?
Not at all—you control your calendar. You can host once a year, a few nights a month, or more often.
How much should I interact with guests?
It’s up to you. Some Hosts prefer to message guests only at key moments—like sending a short note when they check in—while others also enjoy meeting their guests in person. You’ll find a style that works for you and your guests.
Any tips on being a great Airbnb Host?
Getting the basics down goes a long way. Keep your place clean, respond to guests promptly, and provide necessary amenities, like fresh towels. Some Hosts like adding a personal touch, such as putting out fresh flowers or sharing a list of local places to explore—but it’s not required. Read on for more hosting tips
What are Airbnb’s fees?
Airbnb typically collects a flat service fee of 3% of the reservation subtotal when you get paid. We also collect a fee from guests when they book. In many areas, Airbnb collects and pays sales and tourism taxes automatically on your behalf as well. Learn more about fees