Home Sharing FAQ’s

What is home sharing?

Home sharing is renting out a spare room in your home or your entire apartment when you are away traveling every now and then. Home sharers share their home for different reasons: some people share their home because they have spare rooms, others rent out their entire home when they are away, for example when they are on vacation or traveling for work. Some also commute between two cities for personal or professional reasons and share one of their two homes, when they are not there. The typical host in Berlin shares their home for 28 nights a year.

 

Can I share my home, too?

If you want to share your home, check this website where you can find the information you need.

 

What benefits does home sharing bring to my neighborhood?

Last year, 600,000 people traveled to Berlin with Airbnb and stayed with locals. Typically, Airbnb guests choose neighborhoods and districts that are off the beaten path to enjoy an authentic travel experience. Home sharers often serve as a resource to their guests by giving insider tips on where to get coffee or shop locally. Because of this, travelers who stay with locals in Berlin offer support to neighborhood businesses.

 

What is my responsibility as a home sharer?

Responsible hosting is important to us at Airbnb and that’s why we have launched a guide of best practices to help guests travel respectfully. Download the guide.

 

How can I get more involved as a home sharer?

Home sharers from Berlin have founded a home sharing club to advocate for fair and clear regulations for local home sharers. Learn more on their website. Airbnb also organizes regular meet ups for Berlin home sharers.

 

Where can I find more information?

The latest information on home sharing in Berlin will be shared on this page, and on Facebook.