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Check the wifi speed for a place

You want a place to stay that’s not only comfortable, but connected too. To help you determine if their place suits your needs, some Hosts have tested the wifi speed in their space and added this speed result to their place’s page. Hosts run the speed test through the Airbnb app and are responsible for making sure the wifi speed shown on their place’s page is accurate, available throughout the space, and representative of what you can expect when you stay at their place.

Find the wifi speed

  1. Go to What this place offers.
  2. Next to Wifi, you’ll find the download speed in Mbps. If the wifi is greater than 50 Mbps, you’ll see Fast wifi instead of Wifi.
  3. Go to Show all amenities and under Internet and office section, next to Wifi, you’ll see more details about what activities different speeds can generally support.

Understanding the wifi speed test result

Speeds

What it means for you

No speed shown

  • The Host has not specified the speed details for their space.

1 - 6 Mbps


  • Basic wifi speed.
  • You can check messages and browse the web.

7 - 24 Mbps


  • Solid wifi speed.
  • You can stream HD videos.

25 - 49 Mbps

  • Snappy wifi speed.
  • You can stream 4K videos and join video calls.

50+ Mbps

  • Wow! Fast wifi speed.
  • You can stream 4K videos and join video calls on multiple devices.

The wifi speed test only measures the download speed, so there aren’t any specific details about the upload speed or latency. Feel free to reach out to your Host about more of these specific details.

The details about the download speed are only available if the Host has run the speed test through the Airbnb app and added this to their place’s page. The speed is collected at one point in time, and while Hosts may choose to run these speed tests regularly, this isn't required.

Note: The wifi speed during your stay can depend on network conditions like available bandwidth, where you are in the place, and other activity happening on the network at the same time you're using it.

How the wifi speed is collected

M-Lab’s speed test measures the place’s internet connection’s download speed—that’s how fast information can transfer to you. It affects things like watching videos, transferring large files, and even how fast a web page loads.

The test results depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The specific network or equipment setup at the place
  • Network conditions (like available bandwidth and other activity happening on the network)
  • Where testing servers are located

Learn more from M-Lab. If you’re a Host, learn how to test your wifi speed.

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