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    How to decide if your space is private or shared

    Here’s how to let guests know how much privacy to expect.
    By Airbnb on Jul 14, 2022
    1 min read
    Updated Jul 14, 2022

    Highlights

    • “Entire place” means no one is in the listed space besides the guests on that reservation

    • With private and shared rooms, guests may share spaces with others

    When booking a stay, guests typically want to know whether they’ll be sharing all or part of your space.

    Airbnb sorts listings into three levels of privacy. Here’s what each one means:

    • An entire place: During their stay, guests who reserve an entire place are the only people in the space, which usually includes a sleeping area, a bathroom, a kitchen or kitchenette, and a separate entrance.
    • A private room: Guests have a bedroom to themselves for their stay, while other areas might be shared with other people, including the entrance, bathroom, and kitchen.
    • A shared room: The guest’s space is in a bedroom or common area that might be shared with others, including at night. This includes different sides of one room, divided by a partition, that’s being used by separate guests.

    In an upcoming step, we’ll ask you to create a listing description by describing your place in your own words. You can include info that further clarifies exactly which parts of your space are private and which parts are shared.

    For example, if you select “An entire place” but plan to be somewhere on the property, you could write something like this in your listing description: “Host occupies a separate space on the premises with a private entrance.”

    You can always update your listing if the situation changes.

    Information contained in this article may have changed since publication.

    Highlights

    • “Entire place” means no one is in the listed space besides the guests on that reservation

    • With private and shared rooms, guests may share spaces with others

    Airbnb
    Jul 14, 2022
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