How to work with Airbnb

Why sell on Airbnb?

Airbnb are massive in the accommodation sector of the industry and having your experiences listed with Airbnb exposes you to any customer who has booked or even searched accommodation through their site.

How much commission you pay

Unless otherwise agreed to by the host and Airbnb, they charge a 20% commission (service fee)

Magpie Opinion

Pros: Airbnb is a globally recognized and trusted brand. They have access to millions of customers who book accommodation through their site. Commission (at 20%) is relatively low.

Cons: You have no control over the cancellation policy and may be liable to pay the commission even if you cancel the tour and therefore receive no payout for it. You cannot host non airbnb guests along with your regular guests, they must be on a unique experience or unique departure.

Sign up process

Visit airbnb.com/host/experiences to sign up to become an experience host
After you have completed the registration process you will need to wait for an Airbnb representative to contact you regarding your eligibility
If successful, your product will be made available on the Airbnb website

How long it takes

Once you have registered to host an airbnb experience you will be contacted by a member of their team which could take weeks depending on the market and the experience. 

Speed up the process with Magpie

You can make the process of providing the following information quicker with the Magpie Platform

  • Descriptions of each of your products
  • High-definition product imagery
  • Retail product rates
  • Company contact information
Sign Up Free

How you get paid

Airbnb payout the day after you host an experience to the payout method you have selected in the Payout Method section. The date that you’ll get the funds will depend on your financial institution and whether the payout is released on a weekend or bank holiday.

If you are a representative of Airbnb and see any errors, please email [email protected] with accurate information.

How to work with Airbnb

Why sell on Airbnb?

Airbnb are massive in the accommodation sector of the industry and having your experiences listed with Airbnb exposes you to any customer who has booked or even searched accommodation through their site.

How much commission you pay

Unless otherwise agreed to by the host and Airbnb, they charge a 20% commission (service fee)

Magpie Opinion

Pros: Airbnb is a globally recognized and trusted brand. They have access to millions of customers who book accommodation through their site. Commission (at 20%) is relatively low.

Cons: You have no control over the cancellation policy and may be liable to pay the commission even if you cancel the tour and therefore receive no payout for it. You cannot host non airbnb guests along with your regular guests, they must be on a unique experience or unique departure.

Sign up process

Visit airbnb.com/host/experiences to sign up to become an experience host
After you have completed the registration process you will need to wait for an Airbnb representative to contact you regarding your eligibility
If successful, your product will be made available on the Airbnb website

How long it takes

Once you have registered to host an airbnb experience you will be contacted by a member of their team which could take weeks depending on the market and the experience. 

Speed up the process with Magpie

You can make the process of providing the following information quicker with the Magpie Platform

  • Descriptions of each of your products
  • High-definition product imagery
  • Retail product rates
  • Company contact information
Sign Up Free

How you get paid

Airbnb payout the day after you host an experience to the payout method you have selected in the Payout Method section. The date that you’ll get the funds will depend on your financial institution and whether the payout is released on a weekend or bank holiday.

If you are a representative of Airbnb and see any errors, please email [email protected] with accurate information.