How to Change Host Name on Airbnb: Complete These Steps to Update Your Name

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There are many reasons you may need to change your host name on Airbnb. You may have gotten married and changed your last name, or maybe you would rather your business partner’s name appear on Airbnb rather than yours.

Whatever the reason, you can easily change your host name on Airbnb. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on changing your Airbnb host name.

How to Change Host Name on Airbnb

How to Change Host Name on Airbnb?

To change your host name on Airbnb, log into your Airbnb account and navigate to your account settings. From here, click “personal information.” Click “edit” next to your legal name and type in the name you want to appear on your profile. Remember, if you edit your name Airbnb will ask you to verify your identity by uploading a government ID with that name.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Changing Your Host Name on Airbnb

Changing your host name on Airbnb is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Log into Your Airbnb Account

Once you are on Airbnb’s homepage, you will need to log into your account. Click the account icon in the top right corner of the screen and enter your username and password.

Log into Your Airbnb Account

Step 2: Go to Your Account Settings

Click the same icon in the top right corner of the screen, which should now display your profile picture. From the drop-down menu that appears, select “Account.”

Go to Your Account Settings

This will bring you to your Account homepage. You will notice that you have the option to change and edit a variety of settings on your profile from this page. A few important settings you can access include:

  • Login and security settings
  • Payment information and settings
  • Notification settings
  • Privacy and sharing preferences
  • Global preferences
  • Access to professional hosting tools

To change your name, you will want to click the box that says, “Personal info.”

Personal info

Once in your personal information, you will see a list of details that can be edited. These include:

  • Legal name
  • Gender
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Address

You also have the option to add or remove a government ID, emergency contact, and passport information for travel to China.

Next to “legal name,” select the “edit” option.

Edit Personal info

You will be prompted to enter your new name and then click “save.”


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Keep in mind when you change your name on Airbnb, you will be required to submit a government ID verifying your identity and your new name. A government ID can be a passport, driver’s license, identity card, or visa. You will need to upload a picture of your ID so Airbnb can verify your identity.

One reason you may need to change a host name on Airbnb is if you bring on a co-host who will share hosting responsibilities. If your co-host greets guests at check-in, it makes sense to have their name appear on the listing as not to confuse your guests. For more information on Airbnb co-hosts, check out our article answering seven common questions about co-hosts.

Final Thoughts on Changing Your Host Name on Airbnb

Whether your name changed due to marriage or a new business partner has taken on hosting responsibilities, you may have to change your host name during your time as an Airbnb host. Changing a name on Airbnb is common and easy to complete from your Airbnb account page. If you change your name, be ready to show Airbnb proof of identity by uploading an approved form of government ID for verification.

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