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How do I become an Airbnb host?

Becoming an Airbnb host requires preparation, but it’s a manageable process even for beginners. Once you’ve set up your space properly, decided on appropriate pricing, and crafted your house rules, you’re ready to get up and running.

  • 1. List your space (for free!) using high-quality photos and descriptive language.
  • 2. Set your property’s parameters—including available dates, specific pricing based on the time of the year, and requirements for guests.
  • 3. Welcome your first guest!

Will I be protected as an Airbnb host?

Anyone opening their home to strangers wants to know how their property will be protected. Airbnb safeguards its hosts in a few specific ways.

  • Airbnb’s Host Guarantee provides protection for up to $1 million in property damage for many types of property.
  • Airbnb’s host protection insurance may also cover up to $1 million in the event someone injures themselves or damages their property during a stay.
  • All guests are required to provide certain information before they can make a reservation, including phone number, email address, and a valid ID.