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 community. Hosts and guests can live up to this standard by making sure they clearly align on expectations for events at listings. While we believe most guests and hosts are respectful, we’ve created our Parties and Events policy to provide clear guidance on what we expect from hosts and guests. The policy prohibits:
- Any party or event that is not authorized by the host
- All open-invite parties and events (ex: parties without a fixed guest list)
- Large parties and events in multi-family complexes, like apartment buildings and condos
If a party is negatively impacting neighbors and we receive complaints, we’ll take appropriate action. We’ll start by offering education and tips to reported hosts and guests so that they can learn and grow on Airbnb. If complaints persist or are particularly severe, individual listings or accounts may be suspended or removed.
Any type of unauthorized party—meaning, a party that violates House Rules and happens without the knowledge and consent of the host—is prohibited in all listings.
We’re working to stop these parties before they even start by strengthening our risk-detection technologies. When they do take place, depending on the level of disturbance they cause, the guest will be given a warning, or may face suspension or removal from Airbnb.
Open-invite parties or events
All open-invite parties and events are prohibited in all 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 large parties without guest lists will be subject to account consequences.
Traditional hospitality listings on Airbnb (ex: boutique hotels and professional event venues) may set their own rules for open-invite parties, allowing them at their own discretion. However, in cases where we receive complaints about these listings and events, we will follow up with the venues as necessary.
Parties in multi-family complexes
Listings that are in complexes such as apartment buildings and condos 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.
Parties at single-family homes
We’ll continue to allow hosts of single-family homes to set rules for parties that are appropriate for their communities. Hosts can specify that they allow these closed-invite parties and events in their listings’ House Rules. We’ll be reviewing these reports on a per-listing basis to ensure we aren’t unfairly impacting certain hosts.
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 behavior—members of the local community can report it using our Neighborhood Support tool, which provides a link to local emergency services. They’ll also have access to the Neighborhood 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.