Hello! I have some questions about the age policy of AirBnb. So my friends and I want to stay in South Korea over the summer but as of right now only two of my friends are 18 years old. Come summer time we will all be 18 years old, which is 19 in Korea, but I was wondering if that’s okay with AirBnb policies because as we’re booking rooms now only half of us are of legal age? On the website it says that you have to be 18 years old to be a guest but I’ve heard from other people that you have to be 25 or 26 years old for insurance purposes or something? Is that something I should be asking the host about? Thank you so much!
I am also interested to know about this policy. Hope someone will guide us and give all of the info about it. Thanks!
Already replied to you on your post on the Airbnb community forum.
Earlier this year I had an enquiry from a guest who was eighteen. She wanted to book well in advance and said that she would be nineteen by the time of the trip. She told me too that the other guest (her boyfriend) would only be seventeen. Her message was polite and literate so I accepted. They were fantastic guests.
So it’s really up to each host. Some hosts don’t accept people under 21 (or 25 or 30) and others will. I forget exactly what the Airbnb policy is but I believe that if the person who books is eighteen or over, that’s fine. So I’d suggest that you’re completely upfront with hosts as yes, there will be some who won’t want a group of younger people but you’ll find that others will be fine. Good luck!
I agree with @jaquo - be completely honest with your hosts when booking. Some do not prefer to host young people (I personally love it) but some will welcome you with open arms.
Honesty and openness is key when booking, regardless of age!
I don’t check anyone’s age and I’ve had no problems. Really, no one cares how old you are as long as you are clean, quiet, respectful, etc. But people love to stereotype so you have to deal with that reality. Hopefully for you it will be different in Korea. In any inquiry be honest and make it clear that you will all be good guests. Then be good guests, get your good reviews and that will help you in the future. Kudos to you for getting out and seeing other places at a young age.
Thank all of you so much! Your comments have made me more confident in booking the apartment and hopefully everything will work out between the host and us Again thank you for reading my long post and helping us out!
I think the fact that you are concerned about your impact on the host is a good indicator that you will be a great guest. Bon Voyage!
Honesty is the best policy! If a guest is younger than 25, they usually write and ask specifically. If they have good reviews, they are in.
They’ve always been great guests!
I had minors stay at my listing and cause damage while they were there. When it came to making a claim Airbnb told me they weren’t covered by the hosts guarantee
In theory, they should not even have been allowed to open an Air account. Minors cannot legally sign contracts. The air TOS is a contract.
Their parents booked for them… this was how I learned in one booking that minors and third party bookings were a no go.
I rent a room in my home so I feel confident that no shenanigans are going on with my guests. If I rented an entire place and I was across town or out of the country I would not rent to minors or people making 3rd party bookings.
Yeah I rent a room in my home too. And I went out, all was fine, came home a few hours later and found the bedroom covered in blood.
They are also how I know blood does wash out…
Long and short of it, at the time I didn’t know third party bookings were a no -no, nor did I think to worry when their parents contacted me to book for their 17 year olds.
Lesson learned. Never again.
Uh, do I want to know why?
Absolutely massive nosebleed in her sleep. Had a nap, woke up in a pool of blood that drenched through three layers of sheets and onto the cushions on the bed.
I was pretty concerned for her but she was ok. Regretfully her parents were really unhelpful in trying to deal with the damage from the blood and of course air denied all responsibility.
I ended up going down the cold water route as I couldn’t afford to loose all the bedding. Duvet, sheets, cushions, mattress protector everything had blood on it.
Wow… I’m so sorry to hear that! That’s insane how the parents wouldn’t try to pay some extra cleaning costs or reimburse you. This post actually has me worried a bit since it get very hot during the summer in Korea and I get chronic nosebleeds. If a situation like this were to happen because of me or my friends, how would we financially remedy the situation for our host? What are AirBnb’s policies for situations like these?
Suggest you just warn your host that you can get nosebleeds. In the event that you do have a nosebleed, they might try to claim for replacement sheets etc via the resolution centre.
In my case everything washed out, no harm done
For any hosts that have to help a guest with a nosebleed: they should sit With their head tilted forward (not back) and pinch the top of the nose. Nosebleeds can take up to 15 minutes to stop.