- Getting Started
- Account & Profile
- Deciding to Host
- Your Listings
- Your Reservations
- Getting Paid
- Hosting Standards
- Finding a Place
- Booking a Place
- Your Trip
- Business Travel
- Trust & Safety
- Contact Airbnb
How to Host
List Your Space
We encourage you to share all kinds of spaces on Airbnb! Whether you’re offering a seaside villa or an air mattress in the corner of your living room, it’s free to list your space. When you’re ready to start welcoming guests, you can publish your listing for the world to see.Learn More
Description and amenities
Guests often search for spaces that meet specific needs, so accurately describing your listing and the amenities you offer will help attract the kinds of guests that are best for you. When telling the story of your space, answer important questions like whether or not you have Wifi, and include helpful details about the character, activities, and transportation options in the surrounding area.
Photographs help guests picture themselves in your space. Go ahead and upload up to 24 images, and make sure your photos are well lit, in focus, and representative of the actual space your guests have access to.
We love lush imagery, so we offer free professional photography to active hosts in most areas. Apply online and we'll send a professional photographer to capture your listing in its best light.
Pricing and availability
You know your space and your schedule best, so we let you decide the price and we ask you to update your calendar to reflect when it’s available to rent. We also allow you to set custom prices for individual nights and weekends, special events, and monthly stays. We display your listing at the price you set and when you indicate that your space is unavailable, we make sure not to show it in search results.
Respond to Requests
Guests who love your space will want to book it! On Airbnb, you have the option to require guests to send a reservation request or allow certain guests to book your space instantly through Instant Book.Learn More
Manage your calendar
Edit your calendar settings to control when and for how long guests can book your space.
Simplify with Instant Book
If you prefer to set criteria to allow certain guests to book your space without having to wait for your approval, you can choose to use our Instant Book feature.
Welcome Your Guests
Once you have a confirmed reservation, it’s time to prepare for your guests! From tidying your space and coordinating key exchange to greeting your guests and giving them neighborhood tips, hosting on Airbnb is an artform.Learn More
Preparing your space
Give your guests a clean space to come home to and make sure they have everything they'll need for a comfortable stay, whether it’s an extra set of towels, cream and sugar for coffee, maps to find their way, or instructions for how to access the internet. If you like, you can make their stay extra special by surprising them with a bottle of wine or hand-written welcome note. To learn more about what it means to be a host, visit our Hospitality Standards
Coordinating arrival and departure
Use our messaging system to arrange the details of your guest’s arrival and departure. Let your guest know if you’ll greet them in person or tell them where they can find your key.
Being available during your guest’s stay
During reservations, be available to help remedy any issues that may arise. If you'll be out of the area, provide your guests with a designated and reliable point of contact.
Genuine reviews are the cornerstone of Airbnb's trusted community. You have 14 days to write a review and share comments about your experience with your guest. Your guest also has the opportunity to review you and your space, too!