Last Updated on June 16, 2023 by Rental Recon
If you’re hosting an event or a party and want to make it a destination event, you may be searching for an Airbnb that allows parties. While this may seem like the perfect option, it is important to remember that Airbnb has some very strict rules about hosting parties. In addition to Airbnb policies, individual hosts may have their own party restrictions. If you want to find an Airbnb that allows parties and ensure that your event doesn’t go against Airbnb and host policies, keep reading.
How to Find an Airbnb that Allows Parties
Airbnb has a strict no-party policy that includes an occupancy cap of 16 guests. However, if your group is less than 16 people and you follow Airbnb and host policies, you can still find a suitable Airbnb. You will need to search for a property that can accommodate your guests and has all the amenities you are looking for.
Airbnb Party and Events Policy
In August of 2020, Airbnb announced a global ban on all parties and events at Airbnb listings. Airbnb also implemented a 16-person cap on all Airbnb occupancies. Airbnb’s policy is meant to keep guests safe, protect host’s property, and avoid events that could disrupt neighbors.
Can I Still Have My Event at an Airbnb?
Whether you can host your event at an Airbnb will depend on whether you can follow Airbnb’s party policy. A smaller event, like a family vacation, bachelorette party, or birthday getaway may still be possible. As long as you don’t exceed 16 guests, your stay isn’t disruptive, and you follow all of your host’s rules, you can most likely find an Airbnb to suit your needs.
Find an Airbnb to Host Your Event: Follow These Steps
Step 1: Select Your Travel Destination and Travel Dates
Before worrying about party accommodations, you will have to decide where you are going and when you will be traveling. At the top of Airbnb’s homepage, you can select your destination and travel dates.
Step 2: Select the Number of Guests
You will need a rental property large enough to accommodate all your guests. By selecting the number of people traveling, Airbnb will filter results to only show you houses big enough to fit everyone. Remember, you cannot exceed sixteen guests. If you violate this Airbnb policy, Airbnb can cancel your booking without a refund and even suspend your account.
Step 3: Find the Perfect Airbnb for your Trip
After you select your location, date range, and number of guests, hit search. Airbnb will populate a list of available rentals that fit your selected criteria. The list will have valuable information like nightly rate, number of bedrooms, and guest reviews for the property.
How Do I Know If I Can Host a Party at an Airbnb?
Many Airbnb properties that can accommodate large groups of people will have specific information on their property page about party protocols. For example, some properties may require prior written approval for events along with an added fee. Other properties may have strictly enforced quiet hours to avoid disturbing neighbors. This information can generally be found in the “About this Space” section of the property profile.
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If the property you are considering doesn’t list this information, it is always recommended that you contact the host PRIOR to booking.
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Should I Tell the Host About My Party Plans?
Yes. You should always contact your Airbnb host before you book and be honest about your booking intentions. If you lie to your host, or violate their policies, you could be forced to vacate the property and lose any money you paid for the rental.
Always be upfront with your hosts to ensure the best stay possible. Your host may even have good recommendations for local caterers or photographers to help make your event special.
If you are an Airbnb host, it is important that you as well as your guests follow all Airbnb party policies. For a rundown of Airbnb’s party rules and tips to protect your vacation rental, check out our article, HERE.