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How do Airbnb gift cards work?

Purchasing gift cards

Airbnb gift cards can be purchased at various retailers online and in stores throughout the United States. Online retailers sell both digital cards (these can be emailed to the recipient) and physical cards. Individual gift cards can be purchased in amounts from $25 to $500. Right now, gift cards can only be purchased in US Dollars by individuals in the United States and can only be redeemed by users with a payment method that was issued in the United States.

To order gift cards in bulk, visit our corporate purchasing site. Bulk orders require a $1,000 purchase minimum.

Redeeming gift cards

To redeem a gift card, add the funds from the card balance to your account:

  1. Go to our gift card redemption page
  2. Enter the 19-digit card number (do not include spaces or dashes)
  3. Once the card number is entered, you’ll see a box to enter the alphanumeric PIN—enter the 13-digit PIN in this box
  4. Click Apply to Account

Once a gift card has been added to your Airbnb account, the funds won’t expire.

Gift card funds can be used to pay for most home and experience bookings on Airbnb. When you book, the balance from any gift card funds on your account will be automatically applied.

Gift card funds can’t be used to pay for the following:

  • Reservation of 28 nights or more
  • Changes to existing reservations
  • The second payment, if you choose to pay with the pay less upfront option

Checking the balance

To check your gift card balance, log in to your Airbnb account on your desktop computer or through a browser and go to payment methods in your account. You’ll see a section called Airbnb Gift Card with the current balance. Click Show details to see a list of gift cards applied to your account.

More info

To find out more about how gift cards work, read Airbnb’s Gift Card Terms and Conditions.