New Co-Host permissions and simple payouts

Control what Co-Hosts can access, and share payouts on Airbnb.
By Airbnb on Jun 11, 2024
3 min read
Updated Jun 11, 2024

Editor’s note: This article was published as part of the Airbnb 2023 Summer Release. Information may have changed since its publication. Learn about our latest product release.

Having a Co‑Host can make hosting less demanding and more rewarding. They could be a neighbor, family member, friend, or someone you hire. Co-Hosts can help you manage your calendar, update your listing, and respond to guests.

You told us you wanted to be able to determine what Co‑Hosts can access on your listing and share payouts on your bookings, directly on Airbnb. We’ve updated our co‑hosting tools to make hosting easier.

Finding your co-hosting tools

Go to the Listings tab and select a listing. Scroll to the Co-Hosts section to access information about your Co‑Hosts, set their permissions, and set up their payouts.

You can also invite new Co‑Hosts. To accept your invitation, they’ll need an Airbnb account.

Invite a Co-Host, set their permissions, and personalize your invite in the new Co-Hosts section.

Setting permissions for Co‑Hosts

When you invite a Co‑Host, you’ll be asked to choose what they can access to help manage your listing. Options include: 

  • Full access, to manage the calendar and listing, remove and set permissions of other Co‑Hosts, message guests, view payouts and transaction history, and submit and manage reimbursement requests on your behalf in the Resolution Center and under Host damage protection*

  • Calendar and messaging access, to view the calendar and message guests 

  • Calendar access, to view the calendar and check-in and checkout details 

All Co-Hosts will appear as Co-Hosts on your listing, except those with calendar access only. Co-Hosts with full access can set themselves as the primary Host on the listing, or you can choose to do so. You can change Co-Hosts’ permissions at any time.

Sharing payouts with Co‑Hosts on Airbnb

You can choose to share a portion of your earnings with one or more Co-Hosts. Once you set up shared payouts and your Co‑Host confirms, they’ll receive payouts for bookings after guests check in. Limitations to sharing payouts apply in some locations. Get more details

These co-hosting tools are part of the Airbnb 2023 Summer Release, featuring 25 upgrades for Hosts.

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*Co-Hosts of listings located in Japan aren’t able to start, manage, or resolve requests for damaged or missing items in the Resolution Center or reimbursement requests under Host damage protection on behalf of Hosts.

Host damage protection isn’t an insurance policy. It doesn’t protect Hosts who offer stays in Japan, where Japan Host Insurance applies. For Hosts who offered stays or China, the China Host Protection Plan applies. All coverage limits are shown in USD.

For listings in Washington state, Airbnb’s contractual obligations under Host damage protection are covered by an insurance policy purchased by Airbnb. 

Host damage protection is subject to terms, conditions, and limitations except for Hosts whose country of residence or establishment is within Australia. For such Hosts, Host damage protection is subject to these terms, conditions and limitations.

Information contained in this article may have changed since publication.

Jun 11, 2024
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