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What does the room type of a listing mean?

Hosts on Airbnb offer a wide variety of spaces, ranging from shared rooms to private islands.

All homes are grouped into the following three room types:

  • Entire place
  • Private room
  • Shared room

Entire place

Entire places are best if you're seeking a home away from home. With an entire place, you'll have the whole space to yourself. This usually includes a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen.

Private rooms

Private rooms are great for when you prefer a little privacy, and still value a local connection. When you book a private room, you'll have your own private room for sleeping and may share some spaces with others. You might need to walk through indoor spaces that another host or guest may occupy to get to your room.

Shared rooms

Shared rooms are for when you don't mind sharing a space with others. When you book a shared room, you'll be sleeping in a space that is shared with others and share the entire space with other people. Shared rooms are popular among flexible travelers looking for new friends and budget-friendly stays.

In addition to looking for places to stay based on room type, you can also filter searches to look for something more specific like a pool or to browse listings that are good for traveling with a family.

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