Airbnb 2022 Winter Release

Airbnb Setup: The all-new, super easy way to start

Anyone can Airbnb their home with free one-to-one guidance from a Superhost.

Airbnb Setup featured within the Airbnb app on an iPhone device. The image shows how new Hosts can initiate a conversation with a Superhost to help with setting up their listing.

One-to-one guidance from a Superhost

When you begin Airbnb Setup, we’ll match you with a Superhost for free one-to-one guidance from your first question through your first guest. You can chat with your Superhost over audio, video, or messaging. We’re launching with 1,500 Superhosts in over 80 countries who are dedicated to helping new Hosts get started. 

Airbnb Setup featured within the app on an iPhone device. Image shows the product flow a new Host would go through if they wanted to select an experienced guest as their first guest. The option appears in a bulleted list underneath the any guest option.

An experienced guest for the first booking

For your first booking, you can choose to welcome an experienced guest who has at least three stays and a good track record on Airbnb.

The new Airbnb today tab for Hosts, shown in app and on an iPhone device screen. The page shows Host options to turn Instant Book on or off, as well as an option to set up their calendar. There are also modules for Airbnb help, including chatting with a Superhost or contacting specialized support.

Specialized support from Airbnb

As a new Host, you get one-tap access to a specially-trained team of Community Support agents. They can help with everything from account issues to getting paid and are available via phone, messaging, or email in over 42 languages.

AirCover for Hosts

Introducing even more protections

Guest identity verification

Our comprehensive verification system checks details such as name, address, government ID, and more to confirm the identity of guests who book on Airbnb.

Reservation screening

Our proprietary technology analyzes hundreds of factors in each reservation and blocks certain bookings that show a high risk for disruptive parties and property damage.

$3M damage protection

Airbnb reimburses you for damage caused by guests to your home and belongings, and includes these specialized protections:

$1M liability insurance

You’re protected in the rare event that a guest gets hurt or their belongings are damaged or stolen.

24-hour safety line

If you ever feel unsafe, our app provides one-tap access to specially-trained safety agents, day or night.

Comparison chart of features between Airbnb and competitors

Comparison is based on public information and free offerings by top competitors as of 10/22. Limits are in USD. Terms and exclusions apply to Host Damage Protection and Host Liability Insurance, both of which are not offered to Hosts with listings in Japan. Find more details at

Find complete details on how AirCover for Hosts protects you and any exclusions that apply.

Airbnb Categories: More kinds of one-of-a-kind

We’re introducing six new categories and improving personalization.

  • New – Homes added to Airbnb within the past 10 weeks.
  • Top of the world – Homes around 10,000 feet above sea level, often with stunning views.
  • Trending – Highly-rated homes that received more listing views compared to the previous week.
  • Adapted – Homes adapted for wheelchair access, with verified step-free paths into the home, bedroom and bathroom.
  • Play Homes with basketball courts, game rooms, miniature golf, water slides and more.
  • Hanoks – Traditional Korean homes constructed of natural materials.
Airbnb Categories product in situ within a laptop device showing the Play Category. The screen shows a sampling of eight different stays, including one with a playroom filled with orb-shaped lights in orange, blue and purple colors.
Airbnb Categories product in situ within an iPhone device showing the Top of the World Category. The screen shows a shipping container stay in a prairie with a mountain peak in the backdrop at dusk.

Improved personalization

We’re making the categories we show you even more relevant – for instance, if you browsed homes in Napa we’ll show you Vineyards first the next time you open the app.

Airbnb Categories product in situ within an iPhone device showing the Adapted Category. The screen shows a one-story house in Kingston, Australia with a step-free entrance and vegetation surrounding it. A water view is in the backdrop.

Added detail

You’ll also find more details about each home as you browse. For example, homes in the Adapted Category will show the specific accessibility features like step-free access or grab bars in the bathroom.

For a full list of all updates, please visit