AIRBNB EXPERIENCES

Host an online experience

Join a community of hosts bringing the world together in a whole new way.

Join a community of hosts bringing the world together in a whole new way.

Airbnb Experiences are engaging activities designed by locals that go beyond the typical tour or class. And now you can host them for anyone, from anywhere.

Airbnb Experiences are engaging activities designed by locals that go beyond the typical tour or class. And now you can host them for anyone, from anywhere.

Host from home

Share your expertise and a window to your world.

Meet global guests

Make the world feel a little smaller and a lot friendlier.

Build a business

Earn money doing something you love with support from Airbnb.

How it works

If you’re already an experience host, welcome back! To start hosting online, you’ll need to create an entirely new experience and submit it for review following the process below.

If you’re already an experience host, welcome back! To start hosting online, you’ll need to create an entirely new experience and submit it for review following the process below.

Design your experience

All experiences start with our quality standards – expertise, access, and connection. But also think about how to engage with guests online and minimise the supplies they might need to participate. When you have an idea, start the submission process.

Design your experience

All experiences start with our quality standards – expertise, access, and connection. But also think about how to engage with guests online and minimise the supplies they might need to participate. When you have an idea, start the submission process.

Share your idea

Next, you'll need to describe your activity for both the application and your future experience page. We recommend sharing the value of what you’re offering in detail, starting with a lower price until you have some reviews, and setting the length to 90 minutes or less.

Share your idea

Next, you'll need to describe your activity for both the application and your future experience page. We recommend sharing the value of what you’re offering in detail, starting with a lower price until you have some reviews, and setting the length to 90 minutes or less.

Submit your experience

You're almost there! When you get to the Location step, mark the Yes, this is an online experience box. Once everything else is completed, you're ready to submit. Our team will read through it and let you know if it’s been approved within 2-4 weeks.

Submit your experience

You're almost there! When you get to the Location step, mark the Yes, this is an online experience box. Once everything else is completed, you're ready to submit. Our team will read through it and let you know if it’s been approved within 2-4 weeks.

Set up and start hosting

While you wait, you can choose a location that represents you and your activity and start planning for your camera setup, lighting and sound. You can also start getting to know the Zoom conference platform. Don't worry – before you start hosting, we'll share lots of resources to set you up for success.

Set up and start hosting

While you wait, you can choose a location that represents you and your activity and start planning for your camera setup, lighting and sound. You can also start getting to know the Zoom conference platform. Don't worry – before you start hosting, we'll share lots of resources to set you up for success.

How hosts are sharing their world

These hosts bring the spirit of experiences to the screen with unique small-group activities to do together while we're apart.

Meditate with Sheep
Mindfulness straight from a Scottish farm, accompanied by encounters with some fuzzy friends.
Family Baking Fun
A good time in the kitchen for kids and grown-ups alike that ends with a batch of freshly baked cookies.
Secrets of Magic
Part show and part masterclass, guests learn magic psychology and tricks they can do at home.

We’ve got your back

You’re not alone – you'll have access to educational tools and opportunities to help you grow as a host and entrepreneur.

Resources

Guidelines, tips and tricks for hosting successful Online Experiences.

Online events

Learn to master the art of hosting, online and otherwise.

Community support

Connect with other hosts through Facebook groups and meetups.

Frequently asked questions

How do I sign up?

You'll use the same submission form as for all other experiences. When you get to the Location step, mark the Yes, this is an online experience box. Our team will then review your submission as soon as possible and let you know if it’s been approved within 2-4 weeks.

What’s different about hosting an online experience?

The most appealing and inclusive Online Experiences only require 1-2 hours of time and minimal supplies to participate. The expenses for an online experience are also generally less than what it costs to host in person, so your pricing should also reflect this. It also requires a camera and a strong internet connection so you can stream audio and video during your experience.

How will I stream my experience online?

You’ll use a platform called Zoom which allows all your guests to join the experience at once, enables audio and video so everyone can interact, and offers other tools to help you host. Once your online experience is approved, you’ll receive an invitation to sign up for a free Zoom account. After you sign up, test your internet connection by joining a test meeting and get familiar with its features.

What are Online Experiences?

Just like the original, Online Experiences introduce guests to expert hosts, provide a way to meet and interact with new people, and offer a remote-friendly format for everyone who’s quarantined and at home. People can join Online Experiences from home or anywhere in the world – all they need is an internet connection. They shouldn’t need to be in a specific location or need to bring a lot with them to participate.

Learn more about hosting with Airbnb Experiences