Becoming a Superhost on Airbnb or a Premier Host on VRBO is dependent on you meeting certain criteria on each platform as a short-term rental host.
There are multiple benefits of gaining these elevated host statuses, which mainly give your listing a boosted search position for more exposure and potentially more bookings.
Airbnb Superhost Criteria
To qualify, you must be a Primary Host with an account in good standing who has met the following criteria:
- Completed at least 10 trips or three reservations that total at least 100 nights
- Maintained a 90% response rate or higher
- Maintained a 1% cancellation rate (one cancellation per 100 reservations) or lower, with exceptions made for those that fall under Airbnb’s Extenuating Circumstances policy
- Maintained a 4.8 overall rating (based on the date the guest left a review, not the date they checked out, over the past 365 days)
VRBO Premier Host Criteria
Your eligibility is based on all your listings in your account achieving the following criteria:
- An average review rating of 4.3 or higher
- A booking acceptance rate of 90% or higher
- An owner-initiated cancellation rate of 5% or lower
- Three or more VRBO reviews
- Five bookings or 60 booked nights
Many hosts see an increase in bookings after achieving these premier statuses. We explore the benefits in terms of how being a Superhost impacted bookings and whether it is worth it in our blog “What is Airbnb's Superhost Status Really Worth?”