Grow your holiday rental business with Booking.com

Becoming a Booking.com host goes beyond providing a welcoming place to stay for travellers worldwide. It empowers you to run a unique and fulfilling business – on your terms. 

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Host a global customer base

45%

of partners get their first booking within a week

1.1 billion +

holiday rental guests since 2010 

2/3

of holiday rental guests return to book with us again

48%

of nights booked by travellers at the end of 2022 were for international stays

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Host your first guests fast

  • Review scores 
    Convert and display your property’s review scores from other websites to attract travellers before your first Booking.com guest leaves their review.
  • New partner label 
    Stand out in search results with the ‘New to Booking.com’ label on your property.
  • Property checklist
    Our listing strength checklist helps you complete your property setup to attract more guests. 
  • Ratings 
    Get discovered quickly with our innovative quality rating system which helps travellers find your property even if you don’t have any guest reviews yet.

Host with ease and efficiency

Easy property import 

Easy property import

Quickly import your holiday rental information from other travel sites.

Robust support

Robust support

We offer customer support in 45 languages and provide partners with our booking management app, Pulse.

Streamlined work

Streamlined work

Manage your property efficiently by working with one of our 600+ trusted Connectivity providers.

Flexibility

Flexibility

Sell up to 30% more nights with the  Smart Flex Reservations programme*, which adds flexibility to some of your existing cancellation policies to attract more guests. If a guest books and then cancels, we’ll look for a replacement.

*Eligibility for the programme is dependent on certain conditions

Keep control of your property and finances

 

*Damage payment requests up to €/$/£500 facilitated via Payments by Booking.com.

**Available in Australia, US, Italy, Germany, UK, France and Spain.

Pulse app

Become a host in four easy steps

1

Add your property’s name and location. Be sure to pinpoint it accurately on the map!

2

Describe facilities and amenities. Do you offer a pool? A garden? An espresso machine? Mention it! 

3

Upload property photos. Capture guest attention with high-quality images.

4

Update pricing and availability. Set your property’s nightly rate, select your calendar options and more.

Registration is free and takes only 15 minutes to complete. For more information, here's all you need to know about setting up your property listing.

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Get the most out of your property with our tools

Simplify your hosting experience with our professional tools

Extranet. Our administrative dashboard gives you complete control over your property, past and upcoming reservations, and guest communications.
 

Pulse. Stay organised and easily communicate on the go with our free and easy-to-use app, available on iOS and Android.
 

Partner Hub. Use our partner resources to get support, hosting tips, industry insights, and expert advice to help you meet your goals.

Still have 
questions?

  • We operate on a commission-based model, where you pay a set percentage on each reservation, including non-refundable bookings, which will be charged regardless of guest stay. You'll receive a monthly invoice via email and payment can be conveniently made in a single monthly instalment, with additional details and payment history accessible in the 'Finance' tab of your extranet. Learn more about commission at Booking.com.

  • Before travellers can find and book your property on our platform, you must complete all essential registration steps. Once your status is set to open/bookable, you can see your property page on our platform as available for booking. Learn more about becoming open/bookable.

  • After listing your property, you’ll need to confirm your property’s location to make sure guests can easily find it on arrival and verify that it exists to provide guests with a positive experience. We use different methods to confirm your property’s location based on your property type and property location. If your property’s location remains unverified, we’ll temporarily close your property and you won’t be able to receive new bookings. Learn more about verifying your property’s location.

  • We have teams dedicated to creating, maintaining and improving controls to mitigate and prevent fraudulent bookings. There are also measures that you can take to protect your business and ways to report a suspected fake booking.

     

    To make sure you receive real bookings from real people, you can set up your property to only accept reservations from bookers with a verified phone number and/or home address. Cancellation policies and fees can also help protect you from a potential loss of income. Learn more about indentifying, preventing and reporting fake bookings.

  • You can add a variety of content to give your listing more detail and make it more attractive to potential guests. We use your facilities, location details and other items from your property information to auto-generate a property description containing the most relevant information for potential guests. Learn more about updating your property page.

  • Request to Book offers you full control to accept or decline booking requests. When you’ve opted in to Request to Book and a guest makes a reservation, you have 24 hours to either accept or decline their request before it expires.

    Opting into the Instant booking model allows you to automatically accept booking requests and offer a seamless experience to your guests. If you want to avoid the risk of your booking requests expiring and protect travellers from a negative experience, we recommend choosing the Instant booking model. Learn more about booking models on our platform.

Ready to host your first Booking.com guest?

Set up your property listing in less than 15 minutes. We're here to support you every step of the way.

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