Booking a trip: What to do if you’re new
Welcome to Airbnb! From here, you can go anywhere – but first, a little help to get you on your way.
Find your happy place
Is it just us or is planning a trip almost as fun as going on one? With millions of unique places around the world, you’re destined to find one that has everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay.
When searching for a place, include your dates and number of guests to get the most accurate pricing.
Carefully review the following for each listing:
- House rules
- Cancellation policy
Feel free to message the Host with any additional questions – they’ll typically respond within 24 hours.
Once you’ve settled on a place, book it! Each Host has their own style: Some are happy to let you book instantly, while others require you to send a request for approval. Learn how to book and what to expect.
Split stay booking
You can also split your time period between 2 different stays. Here’s how.
- How-to•GuestSearching for staysUse filters, check out maps, and read the descriptions of places to narrow your options and find a good fit for your trip.
- How-to•GuestInvites and special offersYou can contact a host about their place before requesting to book it. The host then has the option to pre-approve you or give you a special…
- How-to•GuestPayment methods acceptedWe support different payment methods depending on the country your payment account is located in.