Types of places to stay
Hosts on Airbnb offer a wide variety of spaces, ranging from shared rooms to private islands. There are four types of places: entire place, private rooms, hotel rooms, and shared rooms.
Entire places are best if you're seeking a home away from home. With an entire place, you'll have the whole space to yourself. This usually includes a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a separate, dedicated entrance. Hosts should note in the description if they'll be on the property or not (e.g. "Host occupies the ground floor of the home"), and provide further details on the listing.
Private rooms are great when you prefer a little privacy, yet still value a local connection. When you book a private room, you'll have your own private bedroom for sleeping but will share some spaces with others, like the Host or other guests. Learn more about what is considered a private room.
Whether private or shared, hotel rooms provide a level of service and hospitality associated with traditional hotels. The rooms are available in boutique or lifestyle hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, or similar properties. They typically include vibrant common areas and rooms with unique touches.
Shared rooms are for when you don't mind sharing a space with others. When you book a shared room, you'll be sleeping in a space that is shared with others and share the entire space with other people. Shared rooms are popular among flexible travellers looking for new friends and budget-friendly stays.
In addition to looking for places to stay based on room type, you can also filter searches to look for something more specific like a pool or to browse listings that are good for travelling with a family.
- HostSelect your home typeWhen guests book your place, they want to know what they’ll be getting. Choose the home type that best describes your place.
- GuestUsing search filtersFrom amenities to budget, Airbnb’s search filters are key to finding a great place to stay.
- What is considered 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. Here are so…