Grow your vacation rental business with Booking.com

Becoming a Booking.com host goes beyond providing a welcoming place to stay for travelers 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

vacation rental guests since 2010 

2/3

of vacation rental guests return to book with us again

48%

of nights booked by travelers 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 travelers before your first Booking.com guest leaves a 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 set-up to attract more guests. 
  • Ratings 
    Get discovered quickly with our innovative quality rating system, which helps travelers 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 vacation rental info 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 program*, which adds flexibility to some of your existing cancellation policies to attract more guests. If a guest books but then cancels, we’ll look for a replacement.

*Eligibility for the program depends on certain conditions

Stay in control of your property and finances

 

*Damage payment requests up to €/$/£500 are 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 have 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 only takes 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 total control over your property, past and upcoming reservations, and guest communications.
 

Pulse. Stay organized 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 whether or not a guest stays. You'll receive a monthly invoice via email. You can pay in single monthly installments. Find additional details and payment history under the Extranet’s “Finance” tab. Learn more about commission at Booking.com.

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

  • After listing your property, you’ll need to confirm your property’s location to verify it exists, and to ensure guests can find it easily to provide them with a positive experience. We use different methods to confirm your property’s location based on your property type and location. If your property’s location remains unverified, we’ll temporarily close your property, meaning 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 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 identifying, 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 info 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 opt in to Request to Book and a guest makes a reservation, you have 24 hours to 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. We recommend the Instant Booking model to avoid the risks of both booking requests expiring and negative experiences for travelers. 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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