How to Become a Superhost

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. 

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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?”

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