Booking Credit Program Terms and Conditions for Eligible Non-US and Canada Users
These Booking Credit Terms and Conditions (“Booking Credit Terms”) govern your use of Airbnb Booking Credit (“Booking Credit”) on the Airbnb Platform. Your use of Booking Credit and the services available via the Airbnb Platform shall be subject to Airbnb’s Terms of Service (“Terms”) and Payment Terms of Service (collectively, the “Airbnb Terms”); if you see an undefined term in these Booking Credit Terms, it has the same definition as in the Airbnb Terms. To the extent that these Booking Credit Terms conflict with the Airbnb Terms, the provisions of the Airbnb Terms shall apply.
Upon cancellation of certain eligible reservations, Airbnb is providing Guests the opportunity to opt-in to receive Booking Credit as an alternative to a cash refund. Booking Credit does not expire and can be applied to future bookings on the Airbnb Platform. Booking Credit is not a regulated product.
“Qualifying Cancellation” means a booking cancellation initiated by a Guest residing in a currently eligible jurisdiction other than the United States or Canada for a stay that is eligible for Booking Credit. The following bookings are expressly excluded: (i) bookings that have already begun; (ii) bookings that were previously canceled; (iii) Luxe bookings or any bookings made on Luxury Retreats; and (iv) Experience bookings.
“Booking Credit” is a refund provided to a Guest at the Guest’s election as a credit in lieu of cash upon a Qualifying Cancellation, which is available to redeem on a later booking. Booking Credit: (i) is non-refundable and non-transferable; (ii) is not cash, currency or a gift card product; and (iii) cannot be redeemed for cash except where required by law. You may not purchase or sell Booking Credit and Airbnb does not sell Booking Credit. Booking Credit is not a regulated product.
How it Works
When you initiate a Qualifying Cancellation, Airbnb may provide you the option of receiving either a cash refund or an equivalent amount in Booking Credit. If you elect to receive Booking Credit for that cancellation, the refund value will be added to your Airbnb account as Booking Credit. Booking Credit can only be redeemed through the Airbnb Platform. Booking Credit may be applied during checkout and will reduce the cost of that booking by the applied amount. You are not required to apply the Booking Credit to your next booking and may elect to apply it to a later booking. If a booking uses up less than the total available balance of your Booking Credit, the unused balance will remain on your Airbnb account.
No fees of any kind apply to Booking Credit, and Booking Credit balances do not expire but may be subject to applicable unclaimed property laws.
Booking Credit may not be applied towards charges for changes to existing reservations or be used to purchase Gift Cards. Booking Credit cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value or redeemed for cash, except to the extent required by law. Once a Booking Credit is claimed to an Airbnb account, its value cannot be transferred to another person or Airbnb account; a Booking Credit balance on an Airbnb account may not be cashed out or transferred to another Airbnb account.
If you apply the Booking Credit to a booking that is later cancelled, you will be refunded based on the Host’s cancellation policy for both: (i) any amount paid with your Payment Method (e.g., your credit or debit card), and (ii) any amount paid using Booking Credit, which will then be available on your Airbnb account for future use.
If for any reason you believe that there is a discrepancy regarding your Booking Credit, please contact us. Airbnb may require you to submit additional information in order to make a determination regarding your Booking Credit.
The value of your Booking Credit will never change, but the types of products and services that the Airbnb platform offers and that you may apply Booking Credit to, may change over time.
For currently eligible jurisdictions other than the United States, Booking Credit is issued by:
Airbnb Ireland UC
8 Hanover Quay
Dublin 2, D02 DP23
These Booking Credit Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with UK law, and your purchase, receipt and/or redemption of a Booking Credit is subject to UK law unless otherwise specified in the Applicable Law and Jurisdiction section of the Terms. Airbnb may modify these Booking Credit Terms at any time. When we make material changes to these Booking Credit Terms, we will post the revised Booking Credit Terms on the Airbnb Platform and update the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Booking Credit Terms. We will also provide you with notice of any material changes by email at least 30 days before the date they become effective, and where the changes are to your detriment, we will inform you about your right to terminate your Terms of Service agreement with Airbnb. Termination of your Airbnb account will result in forfeiture of any unused Booking Credit. Unless you terminate your agreement with Airbnb before the date the revised Booking Credit Terms become effective, your continued access to or use of the Airbnb Platform will constitute acceptance of the revised Booking Credit Terms. All terms and conditions are applicable to the extent permitted by law.
You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for determining for your jurisdiction (i) the applicable tax reporting requirements, and (ii) the taxes that should be paid in connection with the Booking Credit. Where applicable, Airbnb may be required to account for VAT on any services for which the Booking Credit is redeemed. In no event will Airbnb be liable for any special, incidental, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages of any kind even if we have been informed in advance of the possibility of such damages. In no event will Airbnb’s aggregate liability to you in connection with the Booking Credit exceed the amount of the Booking Credit.
Your Waiver and Release
By electing to receive the Booking Credit, you are agreeing that your refund is provided as a Booking Credit is in lieu of any cash refund you might be entitled to receive in connection with making the Qualifying Cancellation—whether under the Listing cancellation policy, our extenuating circumstances policy, the Airbnb Terms, any other Airbnb policy or applicable law. By electing to receive the Booking Credit or by using the Booking Credit you are agreeing to these Booking Credit Terms.
You release Airbnb and the Host from any and all claims and liabilities, without limitation, relating to the Qualifying Cancellation, and/or any refund or compensation you might be entitled to in relation to the Qualifying Cancellation.
Your rights under a Booking Credit will terminate if you materially fail to comply with these Booking Credit Terms or if your Airbnb account is terminated or is suspended for a valid reason. Upon termination, you must cease all use of Booking Credit, and we may revoke your access to any Booking Credit balance. Our failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with these Booking Credit Terms will not constitute a waiver of any of our rights.
Chargebacks and Fraud
If you initiate a chargeback with your bank or credit card company (also known as a “charge dispute” or “reversal”) for the return of funds charged in relation to a booking, you will not be eligible for Booking Credit for such cancellation. Airbnb reserves the right to refuse, void, cancel, reject or hold for review your Booking Credit, if it believes that you initiated a chargeback in relation to a booking and elected to receive Booking Credit despite the chargeback.
We will have the right to close a Member’s account and charge alternative Payment Methods if a fraudulently claimed Booking Credit is redeemed and/or used to make purchases on the Airbnb Platform.
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to Booking Credit will be resolved in accordance with the Governing Law and Dispute Resolution section of the Airbnb Terms.
- Airbnb basicsU.S. Booking Credit Program Terms and ConditionsPlease review the US Booking Credit Program Terms and Conditions.
- Airbnb basicsFind the cancellation policy for your stayThe amount of any refund depends on the Host’s cancellation policy and the time and date you cancel.
- Airbnb basicsReferred Host Award Terms and ConditionsPlease review our Referred Host Award Terms and Conditions.