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    How much does Airbnb charge Hosts?

    Learn how Airbnb fees for Hosts and guests impact your hosting business.
    By Airbnb on Nov 16, 2020
    5 min read
    Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Highlights

    • Most Hosts pay a flat service fee of 3% of the booking subtotal

    • Guests typically pay a service fee of around 14% of the booking subtotal

    • These fees help Airbnb operate and support Hosts with marketing activities, Host protection programs, and more

    For many people, hosting is a way to earn money while connecting with travelers from around the world. But how much does Airbnb charge, and how does this impact Hosts and guests?

    With a clear understanding of Airbnb service fees—what they are and why we have them in the first place—you can set a pricing strategy that makes sense for you and your listing.

    How much does Airbnb charge?

    Most Hosts pay a flat service fee of 3% of the booking subtotal. The subtotal is your nightly rate plus your cleaning fee* and additional guest fee, if applicable, and doesn’t include Airbnb fees and taxes. Guests typically pay a service fee of around 14% of the booking subtotal. 

    So if you’re charging $300 USD for a 3-night stay, plus $60 USD for a cleaning fee, your booking subtotal is $360 USD. Approximately 3% ($10.80 USD) of that amount is deducted from your earnings as part of the Host service fee, and 14% ($50.40 USD) is charged to guests and included in the total amount they pay. In this example:

    • You’d earn $349.20 USD
    • Your guest would pay $410.40 USD

    Airbnb’s service fees are competitive and we don’t charge for payment processing, allowing Hosts to keep a higher portion of their earnings. 

    Most Hosts have a flat service fee of 3% of their booking subtotal.

    Why does Airbnb charge service fees?

    We rely on fees to help Airbnb run smoothly and cover the costs of products and services that help you share your space, including: 

    • 24/7 customer support
    • Marketing to guests via Google, social media, and more
    • Protection for you and your place
    • Educational resources for Hosts

    Are guests aware of these fees?

    Yes. Services fees and cleaning fees* are shown to guests to give them a better sense of the total price they’ll pay. Local taxes, if applicable, are calculated during checkout.

    Where can I see how much my guests will pay?

    Once a reservation is confirmed, a price breakdown in your Host reservation details and your booking confirmation email will include all applicable fees so you can clearly see:

    • Fees and taxes collected by Airbnb
    • Any extra fees you charge (like a cleaning fee)
    • The total price your guests will pay
    • The payout you’ll receive

    This means you’ll never have to search for your final price when answering questions from guests or making changes. When you know what your guests are paying, it becomes easier to manage your pricing strategy, refunds, cancellations, and reservation adjustments.

    Knowing the full breakdown of my price helps me keep my total price competitive … this results in happier guests and better reviews.
    Oliver,
    Brooklyn, New York

    *Excluding Hosts who offer accommodations in mainland China. Find out more

    Information contained in this article may have changed since publication.

    Highlights

    • Most Hosts pay a flat service fee of 3% of the booking subtotal

    • Guests typically pay a service fee of around 14% of the booking subtotal

    • These fees help Airbnb operate and support Hosts with marketing activities, Host protection programs, and more

    Airbnb
    Nov 16, 2020
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