What are Airbnb’s rules for parties and events at listings?
Our Community Standards prohibit members of the Airbnb Community from creating a nuisance that disturbs the surrounding neighbourhood. Hosts and guests can meet this standard by making sure they clearly align on expectations for events at listings. While we believe most guests are respectful, we’ve created our Parties and Events policy to provide clear guidance on what we expect from everyone. The policy prohibits:
- Any party or event that is not authorised by the host
- All open-invite parties and events (e.g. parties without a fixed guest list)
- Parties in blocks of flats or other residential complexes
Guests who violate this policy are subject to suspension or removal from Airbnb’s platform. We may also remove listings if we determine that a host has authorised a party that violates this policy. In addition, if we receive reports that a listing is disrupting the surrounding community, we may request that the host update their rules or suspend the listing.
We’re working to proactively stop unauthorised parties before they even start by strengthening our risk-detection technologies.
Any party that violates House Rules and/or happens without the knowledge or consent of the host is prohibited. Guests who throw unauthorised parties are subject to suspension or removal.
Open-invite parties or events
Open-invite parties and events are prohibited in Airbnb listings. This includes any party or event where the listing host has limited knowledge of the attendees, or that does not have a specific guest list, such as gatherings advertised on social media. Guests who hold such events will have their account removed, and hosts who violate this rule and allow guests to throw open-invite parties will be subject to account consequences.
Reporting a disruption
When a property that’s listed on Airbnb is causing a disturbance – whether that’s excessive noise, a disruptive party, or unsafe behaviour – members of the local community can report it using our Neighbourhood Support tool, which provides a link to local emergency services. They’ll also have access to the Neighbourhood Support team phone number, where they can report a party that’s still in progress. Once an issue is reported, Airbnb will send a confirmation email explaining what happens next.
Rules that apply to different property types
Parties in residential complexes
Listings that are in complexes such as blocks of flats and apartments are prohibited from hosting large parties or events, such as weddings, baby showers, team-bonding activities, or something similar, even with the host’s permission. We trust hosts in residential complexes to set rules for small get-togethers that are appropriate for their communities and consistent with local health authority restrictions on gatherings.
Parties at detached homes
We trust hosts of detached homes to set rules for parties that are appropriate for their communities and consistent with local health authority restrictions on gatherings. Hosts can specify that they allow closed-invite parties and events in their listing's House Rules.
Parties in traditional hospitality settings
Traditional hospitality listings on Airbnb (e.g. boutique hotels and professional event venues) may set their own rules for parties, allowing appropriate events at their own discretion. However, in cases where we receive complaints about these listings and events or where the type of events are inappropriate, we will follow up with the venues as necessary.