How you get paid for hosting

Learn the basics about when and how you’ll receive payment.
By Airbnb on Feb 12, 2020
2 min read
Updated Jul 21, 2023


  • Adding a payout method helps ensure your funds are delivered successfully

  • To calculate a payout, consider your nightly rate, extra charges, fees, and taxes

  • Discover more in our complete guide to setting up a successful listing

New Hosts often ask, “How do I get paid?” Airbnb makes it easy to receive payments, which we call payouts, in just a few steps.

How you’ll get paid

You choose how you’d like to receive the money you earn hosting. Payout methods include Fast Pay, bank transfers, PayPal, Payoneer debit cards, and Western Union, among others. The options vary depending on where you’re based.

To get set up, select a payout method in the Payments & payouts section of your account. The method you select will apply to all future payouts until you change it.

You’ll also need to provide your taxpayer information, so we can issue you the correct tax documents. Not sure if this applies to you? Learn more about receiving tax forms from Airbnb.

Your payout method will be verified to help ensure your funds are delivered successfully. The verification process can take anywhere from two to 10 days—unless you choose Fast Pay, which is verified instantly.

How much you’ll get paid

To calculate your payout, multiply your nightly price by the number of nights in the booking, then add any optional extra charges per stay (like your cleaning fee). This is your booking subtotal.

From your booking subtotal, subtract applicable taxes and fees. While taxes can vary based on where you live, most Hosts pay a service fee of 3%.

If your payout is lower or arrives slower than you expected, it could be due to discounts you applied or a reservation that was canceled or changed (resulting in a full or partial refund for your guest). Transaction fees may also apply to certain payout methods, though many are available for no additional cost.

When you’ll get paid

The money you earn from hosting is released to you about 24 hours after your guest’s scheduled check-in time. Exactly when the funds arrive in your account depends on the payout method you’ve selected.

The payout methods (where available) and typical delivery times are:

  • Fast Pay: 30 minutes or less
  • Payoneer: 24 hours or less
  • PayPal: 1 business day
  • Western Union: 1 business day (can vary by country/region)
  • Bank transfer: 3 to 5 business days
  • International wire: 3 to 7 business days

When you host a longer stay (28 nights or more), Airbnb sends your earnings in monthly installments, starting about 24 hours after your guest arrives. You can check the status of your payouts in your Transaction History at any time.

Learn more about getting your payouts

Information contained in this article may have changed since publication.
Feb 12, 2020
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