Airbnb Introduces Permanent Party Ban For All Listings Around The World
— Updated on 29 January 2023

Airbnb Introduces Permanent Party Ban For All Listings Around The World

— Updated on 29 January 2023
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

In news that’ll deflate your inner Corey Worthington, Airbnb has just announced a permanent ban on all parties and events at homes on its platform. Following the success – amongst hosts, at least – of a temporary measure introduced during the pandemic the dominant rental platform has put the kibosh on any potential Project X-style blowouts by enacting a new and long-term Airbnb party ban policy that works harder to ensure no “disruptive parties” are thrown by guests after they settle into a host’s property.

After introducing the Airbnb party ban policy during the pandemic, the platform found that the number of complaints about parties dropped by 44%, building the stipulation up as somewhat of a “bedrock community policy” that was geared towards supporting hosts and their neighbours.

As per a statement released about the codification of the Airbnb party ban, all disruptive parties and events will continue to be prohibited as the policy becomes permanent. This includes open-invite gatherings, as well as a ban on any “party house” properties on the platform.

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Guests who violate the rules face “serious consequences” which range from immediate account suspension to complete removal from the platform. Calling Airbnb’s bluff? Last year, the company booted over 6,600 guests for attempting to violate the party ban while working to support Airbnb hosts with property damage protection.

There may, however, be an exception made for specialty and traditional hospitality venues listed on Airbnb. But this was always to plan anyway, with the 2020 policy introduction stipulating that discussions were still underway regarding these exempt listings.

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Airbnb has also announced the removal of the temporary 16-person occupancy cap that was introduced during the pandemic. This was obviously introduced to try and help curb COVID-19 concerns, but Airbnb hosts with properties that could fit more than 16 people were understandably a bit put-off. Well, those types of homes, which include European castles and large US beachfront villas, will now once again be able to accept groups of guests totally over 16 people.

Exempt listings still need to comply with the party ban.

“Removing this cap is meant to allow those hosts to responsibly utilised the space in their homes while still complying with our ban on disruptive parties,” read Airbnb’s statement.

“This new and long-term policy was enacted to help encourage and support community safety.”

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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