When we introduced Group Payments, we were trying to create a simple way
for guests to split booking costs when traveling in a group. This
arrangement meant the person organizing the trip wouldn’t have to pay
all of the money up front, and hosts would hav...
You’ve told us that the Reservations List is an important tool for
managing your listing on Airbnb, so we want to make sure it has the
functionality you need. We asked hosts in the Community Center how you
use the Reservations List and what improvements y...
You asked: You're constantly pushing me to lower my price—why? Who are
you comparing me to? This was a top-voted question that we answered at
the July 2018 Host Q&A, and it comes up often, so we’ve captured the
answer as well as some updates for you here....
We’re thrilled to welcome Chip Conley to the Community Center to share
his reflections on the relationship between wisdom and work and how the
Airbnb host community has helped shape his career. A longtime
hospitality entrepreneur, Airbnb strategic advisor...
Nikki was one of the first hosts on Airbnb to earn Superhost status when
the program first rolled out in 2014. She’s maintained that status for
16 consecutive quarters. How does Nikki do it? She learned hosting from
the ground up, starting with a tiny cot...
The quality of your photos can have a big impact on how well your
listing performs. Listings with higher quality photos generally stand
out in search results and get booked more often. Our research found that
photos are one of the top three things guests ...
For many of you, hosting is important, but you’ve also got work, family,
and your personal life keeping you plenty busy. So, tracking how quickly
you reply to guest inquiries and monitoring the percentage of booking
requests you’re accepting versus declin...
You asked: Can Airbnb allow hosts to receive an early payout at the time
of booking? This is a great question, and one you’ve been asking for a
while. We’re developing the best approach for early payout arrangements,
starting with a small pilot program in...
We recently shared that as of August 1, 2018 we’ll no longer offer the
co-hosting split payout feature. Many of you use and appreciate this
feature, and we understand that this change has implications for the way
that you do business as hosts. It’s always...
Earlier this year, we announced that hosts will soon be required to
provide a specific set of amenities in each listing that we consider
“essential” to a comfortable stay. Since then, we heard it was impacting
some hosts’ ability to host successfully. So ...