What you could earn
How Hosting Works
Sign up to host
Start by creating your listing. It’s like a profile page for your place.
What’s in a listing?
You’ll fill out a description, take and upload photos, and pick a price. Your listing helps guests get a sense of what your place is like.
Who can book
You set the rules for who stays and when. Booking and guest preferences help hosting fit into your lifestyle.
We’re here to help
From getting your home ready and choosing a price, to understanding your responsibilities under local laws — we’ve got tools and resources for you.
Guests find your listing and book
You’ll get a reservation confirmation and a message from your guest.
Message your guests
Messaging online and via the app helps you get to know guests and answer any questions.
Plan for check-in
Some hosts meet guests in person to hand over a key, others provide a door code. You choose what works for you.
Welcome your guests
Some hosts offer breakfast, others are more hands-off. How you host is up to you.
Start with the basics
Most hosts clean all the spaces a guest can use, and provide essentials like clean sheets, towels, and toilet paper.
How guests pay
Airbnb handles all of the payments—you never have to deal directly with money. Guests get charged before they arrive.
How you get paid
Some of the ways you can choose to get paid include Paypal, direct deposit, and international money wire. Your payment is automatically sent 24 hours after your guest checks in. Easy.
Earnings and fees
Listing your space on Airbnb is free. Airbnb takes a 3% host service fee on each reservation.
What to charge
What you charge is up to you. After you sign up, you’ll get access to tools to set a price that factors in travel trends and prices for similar places.
We’ve got your back
Airbnb plans ahead to protect you and your home.
$1,000,000 Host Guarantee
The Host Guarantee protects your home and your stuff from accidental damage. Every host with a listing on Airbnb is eligible for coverage at no additional cost. You don’t have to do anything to sign up.
Host Protection Insurance
Host Protection Insurance is designed to protect you from liability in case your guests get hurt or cause property damage. It’s automatically included as part of your Airbnb account.
Airbnb is built on trust
Both guests and hosts have a profile with a picture. After a trip, everyone gets a chance to write a review. Reviews keep guests accountable for treating hosts and their homes with respect.
So much more than money
Besides the extra income, hosts join a supportive worldwide community. There are always opportunities to learn from Airbnb and other hosts.