Suggestions will show after typing in the search input. Use the up and down arrows to review. Use enter to select. If the selection is a phrase, that phrase will be submitted to search. If the suggestion is a link, the browser will navigate to that page.

How listings are categorized

Airbnb Categories is a way for guests to discover millions of unique places to stay around the world. It classifies homes in over 60 different categories based on their style, location, proximity to a travel activity, and other factors.

Guests searching for a place to stay can browse categories like Cabins, Lakefront, National Parks, and Adapted. They can also search listings by destination, and their results show up under My search.

Any listing on Airbnb can appear in My search if it matches a guest’s search for a particular destination. It can also show up in one or more Airbnb Categories if it meets the criteria.

How categories work

Listings in each category go through a curation process. Millions of homes on Airbnb are evaluated using a machine learning algorithm to analyze titles, descriptions, photo captions, and guest reviews.

Listings that appear in categories are ranked based on a number of factors that evolve over time. Some factors that may influence ranking include:

  • Price
  • Popularity
  • Proximity (for location searches)
  • Category fit
  • Listing photo quality

How listing category cover photos are selected

Cover photos for each listing go through a review and curation process. The cover photo selected best represents the category that the listing is included in.

If you believe that another photo in your gallery best represents the category, please contact us.

How to find your listing's category

  1. Click Listings and select the listing you want to check
  2. Under Listing editor, click Your space
  3. Click Property type to view your listings categorization

If the listing is classified in any Airbnb Category (except My search), the name of that category is noted.

How listings are added to categories

Here are some tips to increase your chances of being included in a category:

If you believe your listing is not correctly categorized, please go to this link to request a category change: Following the steps below:

  1. Sign in to Elevate using your existing Airbnb account log in
  2. Here, you can view all your active listings and the categories currently assign to them
  3. To add a new category, click on "+ add a category."
  4. A list of all available categories will appear. You can select up to 5 categories to add to your listing. If you wish to add more you will need to wait for those 5 categories to be reviewed first, and then you can request additional categories.
  5. After selecting your categories, your request will be sent for review by our team. They will follow our current guidelines to determine if your listing fits the category criteria.
  6. Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive an email notification, and you will be able to see the status of your request (approved or rejected) on Elevate.
  7. If you wish to remove a category from your listing, click on the "x" next to the category name. Removals are auto approved and will be reflected on the platform immediately.

What the Airbnb Categories are

The list of Airbnb Categories is updated periodically. Some of the categories we’ve featured are:

  • A-frames
  • Adapted
  • Amazing pools
  • Amazing views
  • Arctic
  • Barns
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Bed & breakfasts
  • Boats
  • Cabins
  • Campers
  • Camping
  • Casas particulares
  • Castles
  • Caves
  • Chef's kitchens
  • Containers
  • Countryside
  • Creative spaces
  • Cycladic homes
  • Dammusos
  • Desert
  • Design
  • Domes
  • Earth homes
  • Farms
  • Fun for kids
  • Golfing
  • Grand pianos
  • Hanok
  • Historical homes
  • Houseboats
  • Icons
  • Islands
  • Kezhans
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Luxe
  • Mansions
  • Minsus
  • National parks
  • New
  • Off-the-grid
  • OMG!
  • Riads
  • Ryokans
  • Shared homes
  • Shepherd's huts
  • Ski-in/out
  • Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Tiny homes
  • Top cities
  • Top of the world
  • Towers
  • Treehouses
  • Trending
  • Tropical
  • Trulli
  • Vineyards
  • Windmills
  • Yurts
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