Paying for your trip
When are you charged for a reservation? What do you do if you can’t complete your transaction? Let’s break down the financials and get answers to these important questions.
Payment 101: The basics
You’re ready to book, but need to pay. The good news is we support different payment methods—it just depends on the country your payment account is located in. If you need to split up your payment, you can as long as your stay is eligible and there’s a payment plan option at checkout. Remember, no matter which payment you use or when you pay, always keep transactions on Airbnb.
Payment methods available
Details on the different payment methods accepted and which countries they’re available in.
Learn more about the currencies we accept and any fees associated with them.
Find all the details on how payment plans work, including which stays are eligible.
Airbnb service fees
How the Airbnb service fee works for both stays and Experiences.
Paying and communicating through Airbnb
Find out why it’s important to stay on the Airbnb site and app.
Paying for reservations
You just made a reservation—congrats! So, what happens next? Your payment method will be charged as soon as your reservation is confirmed (excluding any security deposits). Having trouble paying? Check that your credit card isn’t expired, or you may need to contact your bank.
- GuestThis can happen for a number of different reasons, from an expired credit card to fraud prevention. Check with your bank or financial instit…
- GuestWe support different payment methods depending on the country your payment account is located in.
- GuestTiming differs by the type of booking you’re making and the location of the stay.