Airbnb expands anti-party restrictions to include Memorial Day weekend

Airbnb is expanding its anti-party measures this summer to include Remembrance Day weekend for the first time.

In August 2020, the vacation rental company instituted a global ban on partiescapping occupancy at 16 people and banning all disruptive parties and events.

In 2021, Airbnb introduced a system to prevent unauthorized parties over the July 4 weekend, which the company says resulted in a substantial decrease in reports of disruptive and unauthorized parties. Airbnb says that in Austinmore than 1,600 people were deterred from booking entire property listings this weekend due to this system.


Airbnb is reinstating this system for July 4 this year and expanding it to include Memorial Day weekend.

The following criteria will be in place for customers attempting to book during both U.S. holiday weekends, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands:

  • For one night reservations — Travelers without a history of positive Airbnb reviews will be prohibited from making one-night reservations in entire homes.
  • For reservations of two nights – Stricter restrictions will come into effect on some two-night booking attempts, including the restriction of some local or last-minute bookings by guests with no history of positive reviews on Airbnb

Travelers who have already received positive reviews on Airbnb will not be subject to these restrictions.

The company will also ask guests attempting to make local reservations to affirmatively attest that they understand Airbnb prohibits parties. Airbnb says failure to follow the rule may expose the guest to legal action from the company.

Airbnb also has a neighborhood support line, which provides a forum for neighbors to report a party going on at a home they believe is listed on Airbnb in real time. The company’s security team will then work to support the neighbor and work with law enforcement where appropriate and take action against party officials, Airbnb says. The support line includes a 24/7 hotline in the United States.

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