Airbnb Rooms, an all-new take on private rooms

Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Airbnb Rooms, an all-new take on private rooms


Airbnb began as an affordable way for travelers to stay in someone else’s home. With the pandemic behind us, more people are looking for opportunities to spend time with their Hosts and explore new places like a local.

That’s why we’re introducing Airbnb Rooms, an all-new take on private rooms. The upgrades include: 

  • A Host Passport, so guests can get to know you before they book 
  • A new Rooms Category and redesigned search filters that make it easier for guests to discover private rooms 
  • New privacy-related details for everyone’s comfort


Airbnb Rooms—and 25 upgrades for Hosts—begin rolling out this week as part of the Airbnb 2023 Summer Release. Get more details on the Resource Center.

Are you a private room Host, or have you considered becoming one? Do these upgrades make you want to try it out?




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I am having this issue too!  😞 

My rooms picture (which is now the default picture) is of a sofa. Not the room or the house.  Please help! 



Level 10
Bergen, Norway

You need to delete the photo you want as your cover photo from your pictures on your listing profile @Stephan-And-Skye0 . Then upload it again and put it as number one.

I had the same, Airbnb thought it was a good idea to promote me through a picture of my sofa. Stupid AI.

Level 6
Boulder, CO

I'm experiencing the same issue described by Patrick1224.  Why is the photo I selected as my Cover Photo no longer displayed in search results?  Prior to this change, the Cover Photo was the one that appeared in search results.

Level 2
Valencia, Spain



I have a listing that qualifies as a private room and shows up in a general search. However, when a search filter is turned on for private bathroom (en-suite) my property is dropped from the search results.   My listing settings properly indicate that the room has a private en-suite. 


This issue must be addressed immediately. 




Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
Terneuzen, Netherlands

Hi @David-and-Frank0 ! When I search for a weekend in Valencia and add private attached bathroom as filter, using the Rooms category, your listing shows up for me. Have you perhaps added other filters?

Kun je niet vinden waar je naar zoekt? Klik op Gesprek beginnen om het aan de Airbnb community te vragen, en vergeet niet de richtlijnen te bekijken! 

Level 2
Shreveport, LA

My listing doesn't show up in room category no matter what I do, contacted customer support and they confirmed everything was correct in my listing. Now since update zero bookings. Airbnb has very sad Customer Support, and sad search feature for listings. 

Community Manager
Community Manager
Port Moody, Canada

Hello @Dan18198,


It looks like there is something unusual going on in your situation. Even though you have already been in touch with the Customer Support team, I have taken the initiative to forward your issue to the appropriate team that can provide assistance. Hopefully, they will be able to respond to you promptly.


Please keep us updated.



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Level 2
Toronto, Canada

It will be great if there is option in the filter so guest can see which room have private/Dedicated/share bathroom.


My room has dedicated bathroom, but the price is higher than other rooms that has share washroom. This makes my room looks expensive.

So good to see Airbnb going back to its roots. Kansas City just passed an ordinance restricting new short term rentals in residential areas to owner occupied homes.

Eventually I would love to see another category which is host managed properties. Here there are several companies that "manage" multiple units for other people. And a lot of absentee investor units which may be going off line. But the personal touches happen when the owner is actively managing their own properties (mostly second homes or carriage houses on-site). Hands-on hosts are the next best asset for Airbnb 🙂

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