Why are the service fees so expensive? Have they been raised?
I wanna book two nights at 30€/night + 5€ cleaning fee, so that's 65€ total. And Airbnb asks me to pay 11€ of service fees, which is huge in my opinion! I don't remember being them so high in the past. That's 17%! Seriously it's way too much. I'm gonna go book a hostel room instead. Airbnb please make the service fees at around 5%.
Re: Why are the service fees so expensive? Have they been raised?
I agree with you and Airbnb fee raised up so much.
Most guests pay a service fee that is under 14.2% of the booking subtotal (the nightly rate plus cleaning fee and additional guest fee, if applicable, but excluding Airbnb fees and taxes). The fee varies based on a variety of booking factors and is displayed to guests, including during checkout before they book a reservation.
before it was 6% to 12% max, but normally stayed in 8-10%.