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Monthly potential
Monthly potential
Monthly potential
Monthly potential

Earn money as an Airbnb host

Find out what you could earn
per month

Earn money as an Airbnb host

Find out what you could earn
per month

Why host on Airbnb?

No matter what kind of home or room you have to share, Airbnb makes it simple and secure to host travelers. You’re in full control of your availability, prices, house rules, and how you interact with guests.

No matter what kind of home or room you have to share, Airbnb makes it simple and secure to host travelers. You’re in full control of your availability, prices, house rules, and how you interact with guests.

Airbnb protects hosts

To keep you, your home, and your belongings safe, we cover every booking with $1M USD in property damage protection and another $1M USD in insurance against accidents.

To keep you, your home, and your belongings safe, we cover every booking with $1M USD in property damage protection and another $1M USD in insurance against accidents.

Guests are verified

Airbnb always requires guests to provide certain information before they can make a reservation—such as a confirmed phone number and email address. For added control, you can require guests to also provide recommendations from other hosts and a verified ID.

Airbnb always requires guests to provide certain information before they can make a reservation—such as a confirmed phone number and email address. For added control, you can require guests to also provide recommendations from other hosts and a verified ID.

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 everything in-between.

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

Decide how you want to host

Choose your own schedule, prices, and requirements for guests. We’re there to help along the way.

Choose your own schedule, prices, and requirements for guests. We’re there to help along the way.

Welcome your first guest

Once your listing is live, qualified guests can reach out. You can message them with any questions before their stay.

Once your listing is live, qualified guests can reach out. You can message them with any questions before their stay.

Hosting has helped me pay for a new kitchen and other upgrades.”
Hosting has helped me pay for a new kitchen and other upgrades.”

Tessa hosts in London to earn extra money

Tessa hosts in London to earn extra money

Learn how they host
Hosting has helped me pay for a new kitchen and other upgrades.”
Hosting has helped me pay for a new kitchen and other upgrades.”

Tessa hosts in London to earn extra money

Tessa hosts in London to earn extra money

Learn how they host

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’s 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).

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