Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
Corvallis, OR
Level 2
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Before joining airbnb, I set my minimum age requirement for renting my vacation home at 25 (similar to car rental companies).   Can I do that with my listing and if so, would I stipulate it under house rules?

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Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
New York, NY
Level 10

HI @Susan42,

Unfortunatly there's no settings to limit the age of our guests... There is a option where they need to verify their identity before booking your place... You can put on your description that you will not rent to guests under 25, but I think that will create some troubles for you ID'ing your guests and eventually enforcing the rule..

Personally I have more troubles with 25-35 (males and females) group going to convetions than we have with 18-25 group... Every market is different... I wouldn't expect the same if it was a beach front house.... 

 

 

Luis

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
Miami, FL
Level 10

It's your house. You can set whatever rules you want.

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
Pasadena, CA
Level 3

no you can't airbnb has strict no discrimination policy for age / race etc

 

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
Tacoma, WA
Level 1

Incorrect. That only applies for employment and only protects people of the age of 40.

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
Tacoma, WA
Level 1

Over 40 meant 

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
San Antonio, TX
Level 2

So car rentals can set a minimum age of 25 but Airbnb can’t?

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
San Antonio, TX
Level 2

So is ok for car rental companies to discriminate….

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
San Francisco, CA
Level 5

Some Hosts have great sucess with saying in the listing description that the welcome well seasoned guest over the age of 25 .

If you set your guest expectations upfront you are better off . Some Hosts also prefer to have more mature guests , especially hosts that are seniors themselves . It all depends on your comfort level in your own home . I have had some very well travelled 21 yo stay with me and had a great stay from them and I have also had Seniors stay that have been like babies . Do what you are most comfortable with , as it is your home and don't worry about how anyone else will feel , we as hosts are not Hotels and we offer a special experience . I might also add that some hosts will not accept guests that have not been reviewed yet . but you do have to start someplace with guests and I feel that they are piggybacking on others hosts hard work  

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
New York, NY
Level 6

I've personally hosted well over 300 guests, and managed other's rentals for even more(via Cityami) . How well a guest behaves has absolutely nothing to do with age and everything to do with life experience. A good guest has stayed in other's homes before, whether with their parents or as adults, or simply had a good upbringing. A poor guest treats your home like their personal locker room. Age can't predict this. If you want to avoid bad guests, ask why they're using airbnb - where they've traveled. Look for prior reviews as well. Most important - ask why they are visiting the area. Just make sure the reason for their stay fits with the space you are offering and you will be fine!

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
Palm Springs, CA
Level 3

Nicely stated Michelle. 

 

To simplfy it for some it may be helpful to know your and follow city ordinances when setting up your short term rental property. In my city, there is a minimum age established under the their transient occupancy ordinance (Vacation Rental Regulations) which prohibits the responsible party of the vacation rental to be under the age of 25. 

 

Our city agressivly checks various advertising vehicles for vacation rental properties in the area for compliance with city ordinances including Vacation Rental Permits, age, and TOT compliance (trans occupancy tax). 

 

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
Long Beach, NY
Level 3

@Michelle0

If you were to have persons under 21, would you have them sign an Alcohol Waiver and Acceptance of Responsibility?

I am extremely nervous if an 18-20 year old is drinking at my home.

 

Jennifer

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
Miami Beach, FL
Level 1
Thats a very good question. I know that the minimun age is 21 in MIA. I wonder what the legal team at airbnb will say...

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
Oakville, CA
Level 2

I'm curious what's the best practice now that Airbnb is rolling out the Discrimination policy. Does anyone know?

Can you state a minium age requirement?

 

Re: Can I set a minimum age requirement?

in
Belize
Level 3

I'm worried about this too. i have stated in my house rules that my place is not suitable for children under 12,( thinking about increasing it to 21) but this is discrimination.

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