The Party’s Over As Airbnb Introduce Permanent Ban

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As it turns out, too many people have been throwing Project X-style parties in unsuspecting host’s houses. As a result, Airbnb have announced a complete ban on all parties and events in a host’s home.

This isn’t out of the blue though as in 2020 the company had announced a temporary ban on all parties and events listings worldwide. This was an effective ban as it curbed unauthorised parties and chronic party houses that really ticked off the neighbours by about 44%. This ban is focused on those people staying for just one night to throw a massive event.

The company released a statement,

“At Airbnb, we believe the neighbourhoods and communities in which we operate are as important as the Hosts and guests who use our service. We know that the overwhelming majority of our Hosts share their homes responsibly, just as the overwhelming majority of guests are responsible and treat their listings and neighbourhoods as if they were their own.”

Guests who break the rules will face “serious consequences” that range from an immediate account suspension to a complete removal from the platform. And they aren’t joking either as last year they removed 6,600 guests who attempted to sidestep the party ban.

In addition, Airbnb have announced that they are removing the temporary 16-person occupancy cap that was introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was implemented for obvious reasons related to Covid, but it definitely irked hosts with massive properties designed for more than 16 people – think castles and villas.

“Removing this cap is meant to allow those hosts to responsibly utilised the space in their homes while still complying with our ban on disruptive parties. This new and long-term policy was enacted to help encourage and support community safety.”

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