About hosting

Earn money as an Spbnb host

Why host on Spbnb?
No matter what kind of home or room you have to share, Spbnb makes it simple and secure to host travelers. You’re in full control of your availability, prices, house rules, and how you interact with guests.

What does our platform do for its users?

As a host, you should know and understand that our site provides you with the ability to prepare custom or non-custom advertising for your property rental businesses for dissemination via the web. We also offer customer loyalty services and customer club services for commercial, promotional and advertising purposes. This platform’s on-line trading services facilitate the sale of goods and services by others via a computer network and provides evaluative feedback and ratings of sellers' goods and services, the value and prices of sellers' goods and services, buyers' and sellers' performance, delivery, and overall trading experience in connection therewith, computerized database management, as well as classified listings for rentals of a wide-variety of consumer and business goods.

Spbnb protects hosts
To keep you, your home, and your belongings safe, we cover every booking with $1M USD in property damage protection and another $1M USD in insurance against accidents.

Guests are verified
Spbnb always requires guests to provide certain information before they can make a reservation—such as a confirmed phone number and email address. For added control, you can require guests to also provide recommendations from other hosts and a verified ID.

Hosting in 3 steps
1) List your space for free;
2) Share any space without sign-up charges, from a shared living room to a second home and everything in-between;
3) Decide how you want to host.

Choose your own schedule, prices, and requirements for guests. We’re there to help along the way.

Welcome your first guest
Once your listing is live, qualified guests can reach out. You can message them with any questions before their stay.

Your questions answered

Who can be an Spbnb host?
It’s easy to become an Spbnb host in most areas, and it’s always free to create a listing. Entire apartments and homes, private rooms, treehouses, and castles are just a few of the properties hosts have shared on Spbnb.
For more details on what’s expected of hosts, check out Spbnb’s community standards, which revolve around safety, security, and reliability, and hospitality standards, which help hosts earn great guest reviews.

What is required of guests before booking?
We ask everyone who uses Spbnb for a few pieces of information before they travel with us. Guests need to have this info completely filled out before they can make a reservation request. This info helps make sure you know who to expect, and how to contact the guest.

Spbnb’s requirements for guests include: 
• Full name 
• Email address 
• Confirmed phone number 
• Introductory message 
• Agreement to your House Rules 
• Payment information

Guests are expected, but not required, to have a profile picture. You may also require guests to provide ID before booking your space.

How much does it cost to list my space?
Signing up for Spbnb and listing your home is completely free.
Once you receive a reservation, we charge an Spbnb service fee for hosts, generally 5%, to help cover the cost of running the business.

What protection do I have against property damage?
The Spbnb Host Guarantee provides protection for up to $1,000,000 to a host for damages to covered property in the rare event of guest damages above the security deposit or if no security deposit is in place.

The Host Guarantee program doesn't cover cash and securities, collectibles, rare artwork, jewelry, pets or personal liability. We recommend that hosts secure or remove valuables when renting their place. The program also doesn't cover loss or damage to property due to wear and tear.

How should I choose my listing’s price?
The price you charge for your listing is completely up to you. To help you decide, you can search for comparable listings in your city or neighborhood to get an idea of market prices.

Additional Fees 
Cleaning fee

You can either incorporate a cleaning fee into your nightly price or you can add a cleaning fee in your pricing settings. 

Other fees

To charge extra fees outside of your rates (like a late check-in or pet fee), you must first disclose these potential charges to guests prior to booking and then use our Resolution Center to securely request payment for additional fees.

How can Spbnb help me with setting prices?

Spbnb’s Smart Pricing tool lets you set your prices to automatically go up or down based on changes in demand for listings like yours.

You’re always responsible for your price, so Smart Pricing is controlled by other pricing settings you choose, and you can adjust nightly prices any time.

Smart Pricing is based on the type and location of your listing, the season, demand, and other factors (like events in your area).