Airbnb has been trying hard to crack down on unauthorized parties in host properties for a while, going as far as encouraging hosts to install surveillance equipment.In August 2020, the home-sharing platform introduced a new policy designed to limit raucous house parties at rental properties: Banning some users under 25 from renting an entire house in their area.
On May 27, 2021, the company announced its decision to expand the ban through summer 2021. Once the summer is over, it will provide another update.
The ban only applies to guests in the US, Canada, UK, France, and Spain who don’t have at least three positive reviews on their profile, so if you’re under 25 and have a few kind words from previous hosts, and no negative reviews, you’ll be good to rent an entire house. Guests under 25 can still book hotel rooms and private rooms in their areas, as well as listings outside their home region.
Since instituting the ban Airbnb said the policy has “proven to be popular with our Host community.” The platform released an eight-point “summer of responsible travel” plan, which includes removing its “party and events allowed” filter from its website and a “Neighborhood Support Line” to “provide a forum for neighbors to report issues or concerns directly to Airbnb regarding disruptive parties.”
Currently, all Airbnb listings have a cap on 16 guests at all times.