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Airbnb it with top‑to‑bottom protection
|Guest identity verification|
|Our comprehensive verification system checks details such as name, address, government-issued ID, and more to confirm the identity of guests who book on Airbnb.|
|Our proprietary technology analyzes hundreds of factors in each reservation and blocks certain bookings that show a high risk for disruptive parties and property damage.|
|$3M USD damage protection|
|Airbnb reimburses you for damage caused by guests to your home and belongings and includes these specialized protections:|
|Art & valuables|
|Auto & boat|
|$1M USD liability insurance|
|You’re protected in the rare event that a guest gets hurt or their belongings are damaged or stolen.|
|24-Hour Safety Line|
|If you ever feel unsafe, our app provides one-tap access to specially trained safety agents, day or night.|
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Is my place right for Airbnb?
Airbnb guests are interested in all kinds of places. We have listings for tiny homes, cabins, tree houses, and more. Even a spare room can be a great place to stay.
Do I have to host all the time?
Not at all—you control your calendar. You can host once a year, a few nights a month, or more often.
How much should I interact with guests?
It’s up to you. Some Hosts prefer to message guests only at key moments—like sending a short note when they check in—while others also enjoy meeting their guests in person. You’ll find a style that works for you and your guests.
Any tips on being a great Airbnb Host?
Getting the basics down goes a long way. Keep your place clean, respond to guests promptly, and provide necessary amenities, like fresh towels. Some Hosts like adding a personal touch, such as putting out fresh flowers or sharing a list of local places to explore—but it’s not required. Read on for more hosting tips
What are Airbnb’s fees?
Airbnb typically collects a flat service fee of 3% of the reservation subtotal when you get paid. We also collect a fee from guests when they book. In many areas, Airbnb collects and pays sales and tourism taxes automatically on your behalf as well. Learn more about fees