Monthly potential
Monthly potential

Earn money as an Airbnb host

Find out what you could earn

Earn money as an Airbnb host

Find out what you could earn

Why host on Airbnb?

No matter what kind of home or room you have to share, Airbnb makes it simple and secure to earn money and reach millions of travellers looking for unique places to stay, just like yours.
No matter what kind of home or room you have to share, Airbnb makes it simple and secure to earn money and reach millions of travellers looking for unique places to stay, just like yours.

You’re in control

With Airbnb, you’re in full control of your availability, prices, house rules, and how you interact with guests. You can set check-in times and handle the process however you like.
With Airbnb, you’re in full control of your availability, prices, house rules, and how you interact with guests. You can set check-in times and handle the process however you like.

We’re there at every step

Airbnb offers tools, hospitality tips, 24/7 support, and an online community of experienced hosts for questions and sharing ideas for success.
Airbnb offers tools, hospitality tips, 24/7 support, and an online community of experienced hosts for questions and sharing ideas for success.

How to be an Airbnb host

1. Create your listing

It’s free and easy to create a listing on Airbnb. Describe your space, how many guests you can accommodate, and add photos and details. Our pricing tool can recommend competitive rates, but what you charge is always up to you.

1. Create your listing

It’s free and easy to create a listing on Airbnb. Describe your space, how many guests you can accommodate, and add photos and details. Our pricing tool can recommend competitive rates, but what you charge is always up to you.

2. Welcome guests

Get to know guests before arrival by messaging them on our platform. Most hosts clean the spaces guests can use, and provide essentials like clean sheets, towels, and toilet paper. You can greet guests in person with a key or just send them a door code.

2. Welcome guests

Get to know guests before arrival by messaging them on our platform. Most hosts clean the spaces guests can use, and provide essentials like clean sheets, towels, and toilet paper. You can greet guests in person with a key or just send them a door code.

3. Get paid

Airbnb’s secure payment system means you never have to deal with money directly. Guests are charged before arrival, and you are paid automatically after check in, minus a 3% service fee. You can be paid via PayPal, direct deposit, or international money wire, amongst other ways.

3. Get paid

Airbnb’s secure payment system means you never have to deal with money directly. Guests are charged before arrival, and you are paid automatically after check in, minus a 3% service fee. You can be paid via PayPal, direct deposit, or international money wire, amongst other ways.

Safety on Airbnb

$1,000,000 Host Guarantee

In the rare event of accidental damage, the property of every Airbnb host is covered up to a million dollars. It’s peace of mind at no extra charge.
In the rare event of accidental damage, the property of every Airbnb host is covered up to a million dollars. It’s peace of mind at no extra charge.

Host Protection Insurance

If your guests get hurt or cause property damage, our Host Protection Insurance protects you from liability claims up to a million dollars, included free for every Airbnb host.
If your guests get hurt or cause property damage, our Host Protection Insurance protects you from liability claims up to a million dollars, included free for every Airbnb host.

Airbnb is built on trust

All Airbnb travellers must submit a profile photo and verify their phone & email. Hosts can also require a government ID. Guests and hosts each publish reviews after check out keeping everyone accountable and respectful.
All Airbnb travellers must submit a profile photo and verify their phone & email. Hosts can also require a government ID. Guests and hosts each publish reviews after check out keeping everyone accountable and respectful.

Frequently asked questions

Can I share my home on Airbnb?
You can learn about local laws and rules and get advice on hosting responsibly in Airbnb’s online Help Centre.
Who can be an Airbnb host?
It’s easy to become an Airbnb host in most areas, and it’s always free to create a listing. Entire apartments and homes, private rooms, treehouses, and castles are just a few of the properties hosts have shared on Airbnb. For more details on what’s expected of hosts, check out Airbnb’s community standards, which revolve around safety, security, and reliability, and hospitality standards, which help hosts earn great guest reviews.
Does Airbnb screen guests?
Airbnb verifies some information about guests and hosts to help make our community a safer place for everyone. That includes requiring a profile photo, confirmed phone number, and confirmed email address. As a host, for added security, you can also ask potential guests to provide an official ID and complete Airbnb’s Verified ID process.
How should I price my listing on Airbnb?
What you charge is always up to you, but we do provide tips to help make your space more competitive. When you create a listing on Airbnb, we suggest a price for your property based on your location and other factors. You can set nightly, weekly, and/or monthly rates. Our Smart Pricing tool can help you get the most from your Airbnb.
How do Airbnb payments work?
All payments are processed securely through Airbnb’s online payment system. Guests are charged when a reservation is made, and hosts are paid 24 hours after check-in. How you’re paid is up to you: You can set up direct deposit, PayPal, or a number of other options.
Does Airbnb provide any insurance for hosts?
Accidents are rare on Airbnb, but just in case, we’ve got your back. Our Host Guarantee provides up to $1,000,000 of coverage in case property damage occurs, and our Host Protection Insurance provides liability coverage for up to $1,000,000, for every listing. We also offer 24/7 host support—because your peace of mind is priceless.

Start creating your listing

Start creating your listing

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