If you’ve thrown a shindig at an Airbnb, you know that the rules are generally pretty loose. But all of this is about to change. Airbnb is taking steps to discourage parties at their properties, in the wake of a shooting that killed five people at a San Francisco Airbnb rental on Halloween.
On Thursday, Airbnb announced that it’s banning “open invite parties” at all accommodations — that means parties open to anyone, and advertised on social media. The ban also applies to large parties at apartment buildings and condos.