Airbnb's New Anti Party Technology Here to Stay

Airbnb's New Anti Party Technology Here to Stay
Airbnb Advice
August 29, 2022
Stefan Nikolic

Airbnb’s new way of ensuring their spaces are respected is an effort to crack down on guests
that have ruined their bookings with wild parties.

A new “anti-party technology”, Airbnb reportedly has trialled this new tech in Australia, which
looks “at factors like history of positive reviews, length of time the guest has been on Airbnb,
and … distance to the listing”, amongst other contributors.

More Security, Less Problems

In 2019, Airbnb issued a new rule stating that “open-invite” parties were banned, as well as
allowing hosts to be banned from the platform if they let “chronic house parties” get out of hand
in their listings. In 2020, despite this issue, Airbnb saw a rise in house party bookings when bars
and clubs closed due to the pandemic.

Airbnb has been trialling their new technology in Australia since 2021, and have seen “a 35%
drop in incidents of unauthorised house parties in the areas of Australia where this pilot has
been in effect,” stated the company.

Renters feel safer about the technology being in effect, as it means a tighter security,
particularly when they are not physically there throughout the hosting. In particular, the idea that
Airbnb is implementing “high-risk reservations” means that hosts can generally feel safer about
who they allow to rent their home while they are away.

Made With Hosts in Mind

Due to the unauthorised parties causing a slew of problems for neighbours and hosts, the
decision to implement (and keep) the new technology was done after discussing it with Airbnb’s
host community. It initially aimed to ti decrease neighbourhood nusicances, but also had the
added goal to slow the Covid-19 spread.

However, this doesn’t spell doom for party-lovers. Guests who do not meet the full booking
criteria will still be able to rent single rooms where the host is likely physically present.
Airbnb has also noted that the technology is a more “sophisticated version of the under-25
system” in the US, wherein guests who are under 25 try and book locally, but who do not have
positive reviews on their Airbnb profiles.

The company has faced pressure from these changes, but reportedly have seen a positive
influx in host and guest welling alike since trialling began.
Airbnb hopes for a similar success — like the one they saw in Australia — during the piloting
stages of their technology in Canada and the US. Meanwhile, Airbnb hosts and guests alike can
be comfortable in the knowledge that their listings are going to be respected and the platform
rules abided by.

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