How Hosts can benefit from upgrades for monthly guests

New search tools and payment options can help more guests book longer trips.
By Airbnb on May 30, 2023
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Updated May 30, 2023

Travelers worldwide are using Airbnb to take longer trips. Nearly one in five nights booked is part of a stay that’s 28 nights or more.* The latest features make it easier for guests to find and book monthly stays.

Search and booking features

The upgrades, announced as part of the Airbnb 2023 Summer Release, include:

  • Improved monthly search. A Monthly tab makes it easier to search listings available for longer stays. Guests can edit their start date, then select the duration of their trip on a dial, from one to 12 months.
  • Listing highlights in search. Key amenities like fast wifi, a dedicated workspace, an EV charger, and kid-friendly items (cribs, high chairs, toys, etc.) appear below your listing title in search results.
  • Lower service fees. We’re reducing our guest service fee for those who book longer trips, starting in the fourth month of their stay.
  • Monthly payment schedule. A guest pays for the first 30 nights of a longer stay when they book and the remaining balance in monthly installments. At checkout, they get a schedule showing installment dates and amounts due, so they can plan for their trip expenses.
  • Discounts when paying by bank. U.S. residents can get a discount on worldwide stays of 28 nights or more when they pay from a linked U.S. bank account. The booking must be completed at least seven days before check-in.     

The new features don’t affect Host earnings or change the payout schedule for longer stays.

Highlights on listing pages

You can encourage guests to book by setting a monthly discount and updating your listing to include all of your current amenities. Amenities popular for longer stays get automatically highlighted at the top of listing pages.

For example, a guest searching for a three-month stay in the San Francisco Bay Area might find a listing with this info prominently displayed:

  • Pay by month. You’ll pay in monthly installments.
  • Great for remote work. Fast wifi at 350 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace.
  • Amenities for everyday living. The Host has equipped this place for long stays—kitchen, washer, dryer, and free parking included.

If you’re a new Host who would like one-to-one support with longer stays, click here and we’ll match you with a Superhost Ambassador for help. 

*Based on internal Airbnb global data, stays of 28 nights or more accounted for 21% of nights booked in 2022 and 18% of nights booked in the first three months of 2023.

Information contained in this article may have changed since publication.

May 30, 2023
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