In response to the demand to prevent out-of-control parties, Airbnb has announced new anti-party tools. These measures are in place specifically to prevent big parties during certain holidays, like New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and Halloween. The Halloween weekend in particular has troubled Airbnb since 2019, when an out-of-control party hosted at an Airbnb caused extensive damage to the property.
In light of this, Airbnb has decided to take action and ban parties at all of their listings. This new policy will be enforced by requiring guests to agree to a set of party rules before they book a listing. If a guest is found to be in violation of these rules, they will be subject to penalties, up to and including being banned from Airbnb.
Over 6,600 guests were banned from using Airbnb last year for similar infractions. The company also says it will continue to work with law enforcement and local officials to help crack down on unruly parties.
So if you’re looking to host a party at an Airbnb, you might want to think twice. Unless, of course, you’re willing to not follow its rules and risk being banned from the platform.
Sorry, party animals!