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Listing a Room

Rooms are great for guests who prefer a little privacy, yet still want to meet someone new and experience the area like a local. With a room, guests will have their own bedroom in a home, plus access to spaces that may be shared with others. For example, guests might walk through indoor spaces that another person may be sharing to get to their room.

What’s required for your Room to display properly on Airbnb 

For your space to show up when a guest searches for Rooms, it needs to be categorized as a Room in your listing, plus it needs to meet these criteria: 

  • The space listed is a bedroom, with a door, that is intended to be exclusively used by the guest during their stay
  • The guest shares access to at least one of these common spaces: bathroom, kitchen, or living room
  • The listing’s Host must be a person using their own name—no business names, nicknames, or other names are permitted—because guests are sharing your home, so it’s important that they know who their Host is
  • Private rooms in multi-unit buildings, condos, townhomes, and apartments may be considered private rooms if they satisfy the requirements

Listings that are not considered a Room, but something else

These kinds of listings are entire places, shared rooms, or another property type, but they’re not Rooms:

  • A loft, room, or other space without a door that separates it from other spaces in the home
  • A shared room, where the guest may share the bedroom they’re sleeping in with someone else
  • A tent, camper, Airstream, bus, car, or RV
  • A hotel, boutique hotel, aparthotel, pension, hostel, co-living apartment, serviced apartment, guesthouse, nature lodge, wellness resort, or resort
  • A Bed & Breakfast may or may not be displayed as a private room; for example, it would not be if it’s similar to a boutique hotel or hostel or doesn’t meet the requirements
  • In-law units or guesthouses that share a backyard but are otherwise self-contained spaces

What happens if you list your place as a Room, but it doesn’t meet the requirements

The criteria for Rooms are specific, and if there’s any question about if your place meets the requirements, it may be described to guests as a Place to stay and may be found in search results for any type of place. If you make updates to your listing to meet the requirements, you can contact us to review your listing to determine if it can be displayed as a Room to prospective guests. 

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