Airbnb is a digital platform that makes it easy to find unique and often affordable accommodation in cities across the world. It is popular with people of all ages, but exactly how old do you have to be to book an Airbnb?
Airbnb provides guests with the opportunity to find a place to stay during your trip in more than 65,000 cities. It is also greatly beneficial for people that want to make some extra money by allowing guests to stay at their place, as hosts can rent out bedrooms, apartments and even entire houses & villas on the platform.
To get started on Airbnb you need to setup an account on the website or app. The good news is that it is totally free. All you need to do is enter you name, email id, birthday and setup a password. If you plan on hosting, Airbnb asks you to treat all your guests equally without any notion of prejudice. Once you have agreed to the terms and conditions of Airbnb you are good to go.
As there are age restrictions, some guests will need to check how old you must be to book an Airbnb. According to the current “Terms of Service” section of the website, guests need to be at least 18 years of age to book accommodation with Airbnb. Guest under 18 and children can still stay at an Airbnb, but they must be accompanied by a guardian or a parent.
There have been document circumstances whereby underage guests have been permitted to stay at accommodation with the owner’s permission. However, as this is a breach of Airbnb’s terms, both hosts and guests’ risk being banned from the service for breaching the rules. Hosts also risk having their insurance voided if they fail to follow the rules on Airbnb age restrictions.
To help prevent underage bookings, there are several rules and requirements in place.
- Airbnb requires both guests and hosts to undergo an ID verification process before they can book or a list a property.
- Host’s may ask you to provide valid government issued id to accept your booking.
- You cannot have a party at the rented space without the permission of the host.
- In Canada, guests under 25 years of age cannot book an entire home, except in special circumstances.
These steps have been taken to improve the experience for both guests and hosts, making Airbnb a safer place for everyone. The policies are strictly enforced, and action may be taken against users who fail to follow the rules.