Hosts who discount their space receive the same security benefits of a normal booking. Guests will be required to connect with hosts through Airbnb’s messaging system, and host property will be covered by our Host Guarantee.
In the event of a disaster, Airbnb will waive all service fees and provide a simple way for hosts to offer their lodgings for free.
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard, leaving thousands without a place to call home.
Shell listed her space at no cost and opened the doors to her New York City loft to those displaced by the disaster.
Victims of Hurricane Sandy found more than shelter in Shell’s home. They found support, camaraderie, and the opportunity to serve others affected by the tragedy.
In the event of a disaster, Airbnb will notify our host community by email if we determine that we and our community are able to help. If so, we’ll guide hosts to our Disaster Response page where it will be simple and quick to list their space for free.
Our Disaster Response page will connect guests with hosts who have listed their space free of charge. We’ll make it easy for guests to browse listings and request to stay with a host during their time of need.
Anyone with room to share can list their space on Airbnb and connect with those displaced by disaster.