Airbnb 2021
Winter Release

50+ upgrades for an even better Airbnb

Introducing AirCover for Hosts

Top-to-bottom protection. Always included, always free. Only on Airbnb.

Top-to-bottom protection.
Free for every Host. Only on Airbnb.

$1M liability insurance

You’re protected—even in the rare event that a guest is hurt.

$1M damage protection

We cover damage by guests to your space and belongings, including valuables.

Pet damage protection

Not to worry: unexpected damage done 
by four-legged guests is covered.

Deep cleaning protection

We compensate you for unexpected cleaning costs.

Income loss protection

Airbnb reimburses lost income if you cancel confirmed bookings due to damage.

14-day filing window

You now have 14 days to report damage—even if you’re booked back-to-back.

Quick reimbursements

We reimburse you for guest damages quickly—typically within 2 weeks.

Faster track for Superhosts

Superhosts get access to a dedicated support line with priority routing.

Learn even more about AirCover for Hosts and all it has to offer, along with the terms and conditions, .

Innovations you’ll only find on Airbnb

Translation Engine

The most advanced translation technology ever offered to our community.

A mobile phone shows search results of places to stay in Brittany, France. There is a translation icon that is being magnified in a circle.

Accessibility review

We review every accessibility feature submitted by stays Hosts for 100% accuracy.

A mobile phone displays home details of an Airbnb listing. The main heading reads “Accessibility features” and features are grouped by area like “Guest entrance and parking” and “Bathroom”. Beneath "Guest entrance and parking" is the heading "Step-free guest entrance" and the feature description "There are no steps or large thresholds at the guest entrance." Below that is an image slideshow of photos of the feature at the listing, starting with a wheelchair ramp.

Verified wifi

Our new speed test tool lets guests be sure the wifi in a listing meets their needs.

A mobile phone shows a list of amenities from an Airbnb listing. At the top of the list, we see the heading: "Internet and office", accompanied by a line of text that reads: "Fast wifi — 250 Mbps. Verified by speed test. You can stream in 4k and join video calls on multiple devices."

I’m (even more) Flexible

Search up to 12 months in advance, and discover even more types of unique stays.

A mobile phone shows a tabbed navigation of unique places to stay, like Islands, Yurts, Farms, and more. The stays shown are within the new ‘offbeat’ category, and the first listing shown is a house shaped like a boot.

Smarter Trips tab

A redesigned Trips tab puts all your must-have travel details in one place.

A mobile phone displays a guest’s Trip tab which shows an upcoming trip. Under a heading that reads ‘Today’ there is an image of an a-frame house, and under this, there are details about the guest’s booking — the listing name, the names of the Host, the address, and the dates for the trip. At the bottom of the screen there is a button that reads: “Your check-in details. Getting there, getting inside, and wifi.”

Ask a Superhost expansion

New Hosts can connect to a Superhost for experienced, one-on-one help.

A mobile phone shows the Ask a Superhost landing page. We see a friendly Host’s profile picture, paired with text that reads: “Questions about hosting? Just ask Steven, a Superhost in Anglet. They’ll be your guide to all things hosting.” Below, there is a button that reads “Ask a Superhost”.

A smarter, simpler guest experience

Real-time translation

You no longer need to tap a translate button to read content in your language.

Better translations

Improved translations for more than 99% of Airbnb listings, based on a third-party study.

62 ways to say “Welcome”

Every listing and review is instantly available in all languages we support globally.

Improved search filters

More prominent accessibility filters make it easy to find stays for a diversity of needs.

Experiences accessibility

Features like “sign language” or “no steps” are now clearly displayed for Experiences.

Guest payments history

Guest transactions (refunds, receipts, and more) are now easily accessible.

Countdown to check-in

A smarter, more intuitive tab now features a handy countdown to your arrival.

Inline check-in details

Your check-in info now appears along with your reservation details.

Experiences highlight reel

Get inspired by immersive Experiences videos near your upcoming destination.

New Experiences map icons

The map highlights Experiences tagged by type, such as food, outdoors, and more.

Things to do, just for you

We suggest top Experiences for you based on who you're with and where you'll be.

Wishlist with friends

Your friends can now view your wishlists with a single click or tap, no sign-in needed.

Reimagined gift cards

Gift a getaway this year with more ways to find, buy, and redeem Airbnb gift cards.

Gift cards go global

Send cheer with Airbnb gift cards, available in AU, CA, DE, FR, IT, SP and the UK.

Help Center policy search

Looking for a specific policy? Find what you need with our single search tool.

Hosting made even easier

Ask a Superhost matching

We’ll pair you with a Superhost, based on your location, language, and listing.

Hands-on listing help

Need a second eye on your listing? Get tips from a Superhost on what worked for them.

A world of Superhost help

Hi! ¡Hola! Bonjour! Connect with a Superhost in over 30 languages in 196 countries.

Getting started, made simpler

Welcome new guests in a single step using a simplified onboarding flow in the Today tab.

Today tab booking details

Quickly review and respond to new bookings without leaving the Today tab.

Today tab Host alerts

The Today tab now only shows Host alerts, not the guest alerts you get while traveling.

Today tab custom tips

Get personalized tips on upleveling your listing, like adding amenities guests loved.

Today tab for Pro Hosts

Pro tool users, rejoice! You can now use the Today tab even if you have multiple listings.

Wifi speed test tool

Hosts can conveniently test their listing’s wifi speed right within the Airbnb app.

Price preview for Hosts

Check the pricing of your listing as it appears to guests.

Short stay cleaning fees

Choose to offer a lower cleaning fee for one- and two-night stays.

Pet fee option

Now you can choose to add a pet fee to your nightly price.

Refunds for Experiences

Choose to give guests a full refund if they cancel up to 24 hours in advance.

Improved feature guidance

Better guidance helps Hosts display their accessibility features more accurately.

Simplified video uploads

Want to create a video preview for your Experience? It’s now easier to upload clips.

Search Host inbox by text

No more endless scrolling: now it’s easy to find messages with simple text entries.

Improved photo uploader

The auto-arranger now works when you upload photos one-by-one.

New listing promo pricing

Promote your new listing with a special discount as part of the 10-step hosting flow.

Improved search ranking

Improved search ranking better showcases Hosts with great quality and value.

Luxe three-way messaging

The Luxe concierge can now include guests and Hosts in three-way messaging.

Desktop calendar refresh

The Host calendar on desktop has been cleaned up for at-a-glance clarity and ease of use.

Calendar preferences

Customize info displayed in the date cells to what’s most relevant to you (desktop only).

Price display improvements

Hosts can now check out their prices in the calendar year view (desktop only).

Expanded risk screening

Party reduction measures are here for Hosts in Portugal and the UK.

Streamlined resolutions

New claims management process enables simple, quick resolutions for Hosts.

More Neighborhood Support

Support line for neighbors of Hosts expanded to 12 languages in 29 countries.

Listing reactivations

Listings can be reactivated in City Portal after Hosts update their registrations.

Feature release timing and availability may vary based on location.