In times of crisis, be a Host

Help make a bigger impact

This is a moment of urgency like no other. Right now, tens of thousands are fleeing a life-threatening crisis in Afghanistan. Inspired by years of generosity of Hosts, is partnering with resettlement agencies to fund temporary stays for 20,000 Afghan refugees. Hosts can help even more people by offering short-term stays for free or at a discount. Even if you’ve never hosted on Airbnb, you can help.

Host with a discount

There’s an urgent, unprecedented need for emergency stays for refugees arriving from Afghanistan. will offer stays to 20,000 Afghan refugees.

How hosting works

  • Help welcome even more people by hosting free or discounted stays, from a few days to a few weeks.
  • Our nonprofit partners support guests eligible for these temporary stays in making longer-term plans.
  • Airbnb provides Hosts with dedicated community support and the USD $1,000,000 Host Guarantee.


Every dollar donated helps fill this critical need for emergency stays.

How donating works

  • 1
    100% of your donation will go toward connecting people with temporary housing.
  • 2
    We waive all processing fees, so every dollar you donate helps people find a place to stay.
  • 3
    Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable under United States law.


Spread awareness

The more people we can reach, the more people we can help. Spread the word to help us widen the welcome for refugees in this time of crisis.


Visit the Resource Center

Have more questions about hosting refugees? We’re here to help.

How Airbnb is stepping up

Waived fees

Airbnb is waiving Host and guest fees for refugee stays.

Funding stays

Airbnb and other donors to are funding stays for 20,000 Afghan refugee guests.

Host support

Airbnb provides Hosts with dedicated community support and the USD $1,000,000 Host Guarantee.

Nonprofit partners supporting our guests

International Rescue Committee