Airbnb Referral Program Terms & Conditions

Last updated: March 26, 2018

The Airbnb Referral Program (“The Program”) allows registered Airbnb users (an “Airbnb User”) to earn promotional coupon credits (“Travel Credits”) toward future travel by referring friends to Airbnb.

To participate, Airbnb Users must agree to these terms, which become part of the Airbnb Terms of Service. Capitalized terms that are not defined here will have the same meaning given to them in the Airbnb Terms of Service.

How to Earn Referral Travel Credits

Airbnb Users can earn Travel Credits towards future Airbnb travel if: (i) a referred friend clicks on their referral link to create a valid Airbnb account that complies with our Terms of Service; and (ii) the referred friend completes a Qualifying Reservation either as a guest or as a host. Neither the Airbnb User may be the host nor the guest on the Qualifying Reservation booked by the referred friend.

The referring Airbnb User will be credited with the Travel Credit amount described in the referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials. The maximum Travel Credit per User will be $5,000 USD (or its local equivalent* if we support it), unless indicated otherwise in the referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials.

Qualifying Reservation

A Qualifying Reservation must have a total value (excluding guest fees or taxes) indicated in the referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials. It must be booked and paid for via the Airbnb platform, and the referred friend must complete the stay before the Airbnb User can receive Travel Credits.

Redeeming Travel Credits

Travel Credits may only be redeemed via the Airbnb Site, Application and Services. Travel Credits will automatically appear as Travel Credit on the checkout page, and must be used on a reservation within one year from the date they are issued. After one year, the Travel Credits will expire. Travel Credits are coupons issued for promotional purposes; they have no cash value and may not be transferred or exchanged for cash. Travel Credits currently may not be used for domestic travel in India due to local banking limitations.

Travel Credits may not be earned by creating multiple Airbnb Accounts. Travel Credits accrued in separate Airbnb accounts may not be combined into one Airbnb account.

If for any reason you believe that there is a discrepancy regarding your balance of Travel Credits, please contact us. Airbnb may require you to submit additional information in order to make a determination regarding your balance. All decisions regarding your balance will be final and at Airbnb’s sole discretion.

You are responsible for any Tax consequences, if any, that may result from your redemption or use of Travel Credits. Where applicable, Airbnb may be required to account for VAT on any services for which the Travel Credits are redeemed.

Sharing Referral Links

Referrals should only be used for personal and non-commercial purposes, and only shared with personal connections that will appreciate receiving these invitations. Referral links should not be published or distributed where there is no reasonable basis for believing that all or most of the recipients are personal friends (such as coupon websites, Reddit, or Wikipedia).

Referred Friends

Referred friends that have signed up using a valid referral link will also receive a Travel Credit indicated in the referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials that can be used on their next Qualifying Reservation on Airbnb.

Multiple Referrals

A referred friend may only use one referral link. If a referred friend receives referral links from multiple Airbnb Users, only the corresponding Airbnb User of the referral link used by the referred friend will receive Travel Credit.

The Program may not be combined with other Airbnb referral programs or incentives. If a referred friend receives referral links from multiple Airbnb referral programs, preference will be given to payment via the Host Referral Program, voiding eligibility from The Program.


If any provision in these terms are held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, such provision (or the part of it that is making it invalid, void or unenforceable) will be struck and not affect the validity of and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Termination and Changes

Airbnb may suspend or terminate the Referral Program or a user’s ability to participate in the Referral Program at any time for any reason.

We reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove Travel Credits if we notice any activity that we believe is abusive, fraudulent, or in violation of the Airbnb Terms of Service or Payments Terms of Service. We reserve the right to review and investigate all referral activities and to suspend accounts or modify referrals in our sole discretion as deemed fair and appropriate.

The scope, variety, and type of services and products that you may obtain by redeeming Travel Credits can change at any time.

Updates to the Terms

We can update these terms at any time without prior notice. If we modify these terms, we will post the modification on the website, applications, or services, which are effective upon posting. Continued participation in the Referral Program after any modification shall constitute consent to such modification.

* The referral’s local currency equivalent credit amount will be calculated using a system-wide rate, known as the base exchange rate, for currency conversion using data from one or more third parties, such as OANDA. We regularly update the base exchange rate, but it may not be identical to the real-time market rate.