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Bedroom and bathroom locks for your Room listing

Guests expect that they will have the option to lock their bedroom or any bathroom they can access. That's why we recommend hosts add locks to any bedrooms and bathrooms that guests may use.

Bedrooms should be able to be locked from inside and outside

Guests should be able to lock the bedroom door from the inside (for their privacy) and from the outside (for the security of their belongings). A lock with a key, paired with an interior latch, is recommended.

Ensure privacy with bathroom locks

For bathrooms that guests can access, guests should be able to lock or latch the bathroom door for privacy.

Updating privacy info for your Room listing

You can add privacy info to any room or space.

Update listing privacy info on desktop

  1. Click Listings and select the listing you want to edit
  2. Under Listing editor, click Your space
  3. Click Photo tour and then click the room you want to edit
  4. Click Privacy info and make your selections
  5. Click Save and then click Done

Unique keys and keypads for security

Whatever kind of lock or latch you choose, consider this:

  • If there are multiple Rooms in one listing using keypads, each code should be unique. And if there are multiple Rooms with exterior locks that open with a key, the lock and keys should be unique.
  • If using a digital keypad(s), the code should not be posted within the listing where others may find it. Similarly, if there are duplicate keys to a Room, they should be kept in a secure location and keys should not be left in a shared space or where unauthorized people may find them.

Before you add locks, make sure to check local regulations and any other restrictions that may apply to adding locks in your space, like requirements on the kinds of locks you can add or approvals you may need.

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