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Preparing to host

Getting started

  • How-to • Host

    Preparing to host

    From keeping your calendar updated to giving guests soap and snacks, here are some tips to help get your place to stay ready.
  • Rules • Host

    Airbnb helpful resources for Hosts

    We offer a collection of curated articles and videos with hosting tips, news, and best practices in the Airbnb Resource Centre.
  • How-to • Host

    Get help with your listing from a Superhost

    Ask a Superhost for guidance creating a listing, which can help land your first booking.
  • How-to

    Airbnb service fees

    To help Airbnb run smoothly and to cover the costs of the products and services we provide, we charge a service fee when a booking is confirmed.
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    Guest contracts

    If you require guests to sign a contract, you must disclose the actual contract terms to them prior to booking.
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    Select your home type

    When guests book your place, they want to know what they’ll be getting. Choose the home type that best describes your place.
  • Community policy

    Accessibility Policy

    Our community is built on the principles of inclusion, belonging, and respect, which includes welcoming and supporting people with disabilities. In general, guests who require reasonable accommodations and services should not be discriminated against or denied service while using Airbnb. In some jurisdictions, legal requirements may expand or limit the reasonable accommodations a Host must provide. Hosts and guests must comply with these legal requirements.
  • How-to • Host

    Verifying your Host account

    When you host or help with hosting on Airbnb, you may be asked to provide information such as your legal name, date of birth, or government-issued ID so it can then be verified.
  • How-to • Host

    Verifying your professional Host account and business details

    When you host or help with hosting on Airbnb, you may be asked to provide info such as your legal name, date of birth, or government ID so it can then be verified. We may also ask you to provide details about your business and relevant individuals.
  • Community policy • Host

    The Earnings Guarantee Program

    Airbnb is offering new Hosts in select locations a guarantee of earnings when they host 10+ stays on Airbnb within the first 90 days.
  • How-to

    Paying and getting paid on behalf of someone else

    In some cases, you may opt to pay for a reservation with someone else’s payment method, or provide the information on behalf of someone else, such as a property owner, so that they can receive payouts.
  • How-to • Host

    Find service providers in our Host Recommendations Directory

    New to hosting or just need some help with everyday tasks? Check out our Host Recommendations Directory. It’s a directory of Host-recommended service providers for things like cleaning, maintenance, painting, and more.


  • How-to • Host

    Providing essential amenities for guests

    Essential amenities are the basic items that a guest expects in order to have a comfortable stay, including toilet paper, soap, towels, pillows, and linens.
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    Confirming amenities

    Guests are more likely to consider a place to stay when listing details are accurate and meet a basic level of professional finish.
  • How-to • Host

    Offering internet access to guests

    If you add internet or wireless internet as an amenity, your listing will show when people search or filter for places with internet.
  • How-to • Host

    Hosting guests with accessibility needs

    Review our list of accessibility features that you can add to your listing. Consider making changes to accommodate additional guest needs.

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