Airbnb Plus provides guests the opportunity to book a verified experience while hosts can make their listings stand out and gain a competitive edge.
Hosts receive an Airbnb Plus badge that shows at the top of the listing page, helping promote the verified listing
The line “Every Plus Home is reviewed for quality” shows right below the listing title, giving listings extra credibility
Guests can filter their search results by Airbnb Plus providing greater visibility
Airbnb Plus listings are not restricted by the length of their listing description
Hosts can choose features and amenities from a refined list of options
To become an Airbnb Plus property, Airbnb requires it to be unique and follow a set of standards and guidelines. Airbnb will verify that each prospective property qualifies by inspecting it against a 100-point checklist. This will cover style, comfort, and hospitality.
Airbnb’s inspectors are professionals who will look for things like:
If the home is well-designed and reflects the personality of the host
If the property includes a fully-equipped kitchen
If the interior has a consistent style
If it's clean, uncluttered, and well-maintained
If it has a fully-featured bathroom including all necessary amenities
If it is comfortable
If the self-check-in process is easy
If the home has a TV with a remote control and media entertainment such as Netflix or cable
All standards must be maintained, even as Airbnb updates them from time to time. Updates are shared periodically with hosts.
Airbnb Plus is currently available in major cities around the world. They include but are not limited to New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Bali, London, Shanghai, Rome, Melbourne, Toronto, Sydney, Milan, Cape Town, and Chicago.
To become an Airbnb Plus host, you must meet the following criteria:
Host an entire home or a private room with a private bathroom
Have a home that meets or exceeds the standards of an Airbnb Plus property. This will be verified by an Airbnb inspector
Your listing must be located in a city where Airbnb Plus is available
Have already hosted at least one stay
Have an average rating of 4.8 stars
Have a booking acceptance rate of 95% (i.e. cancellations not exceeding 5% of all reservations)
Have not canceled at the last minute in the past year
Property managers interested in their properties joining the Airbnb Plus tier can apply here. However, availability to apply is limited from time to time. Airbnb may also invite hosts of listings that qualify.
Hosts can always leave the Airbnb Plus program. While you will lose the Airbnb Plus badge and other benefits associated solely with the program, your listing information including photographs, reviews and ratings, and even reservations will remain.