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Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I get started?

Get started by creating your listing!

From start to finish, you can set up your listing in 10 steps:

  1. Select which type of space you plan to host
  2. Further describe your property type
  3. Clarify whether guests will have the place to themselves
  4. Enter your location
  5. Determine how many guests you’d like to welcome
  6. List your space’s amenities
  7. Add and organize your photos
  8. Name your place
  9. Describe your place
  10. Set your nightly rate

Yes. You can change your listing at any time.

You can always make changes to your listing after you publish it. You’ll also be able to refine how you want to host—everything from updating your calendar and reviewing your cancellation policy to adding your house rules.

How do I decided what to charge?

If you’re wondering how to set your price, I would look at listings of others in your area to get a good base price. Then, you can opt to use the automatic pricing tool so you can take advantage of peaks in the market. I prefer to set a minimum that I’m comfortable with and let the algorithm work from that. 

Also, stay on top of major events in your area such as concerts, conventions, etc. so you can increase your prices manually at those times.

You can also charge extra fees for specific amenities like air beds. For example, I charge an extra $25 per night for each guest after two guests so that if I’m only renting to 2 people they pay less. If it’s 3, 4, or 5, they pay accordingly.

The cleaning fee can also be adjusted so that it’s less for short stays than longer stays.

How much does Airbnb charge?

Are you wondering how much Airbnb charges you? Most Hosts pay a flat service fee of 3% of the booking subtotal. Guests typically pay a service fee of around 14% of the booking subtotal.

Here is a sample payout:

Does Airbnb provide insurance?

Airbnb does provide free insurance to host. It’s called AirCover.

  • AirCover includes $1 million in Host damage protection and $1 million in Host liability insurance
  • Damage protection includes income loss protection, as well as new protections for pet damage, deep cleaning, and more
  • AirCover is always included and always free—only on Airbnb

What Hosting Regluations Apply to you?

Learn where to find info on local laws, taxes, and permits specific to Hosts.

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Responsible Hosting by Regions:

These responsible hosting articles can help you start learning what it takes to be a host in your region. Each article has information about situational and location-based rules, including laws, regulations, taxation, best practices, and other considerations that apply to hosts of places to stay on Airbnb.

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