Signing Up for Airbnb

If you’ve decided to see where Airbnb can take you on your next trip, the first thing you’ll need to do is sign up for an account.


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To do so:

  1. Go to in your web browser. Then click Sign Up in the top-right corner.

    Clicking the "Sign Up" button on Airbnb

  2. You’ll be given the choice to sign up with a social media account (such as Facebook or Google Plus) or by email. Let’s assume, for the purpose of this tutorial, that you don’t have a social media account. In that case, click Sign Up with Email.

    Signing up for Airbnb with various credentials

  3. Click in each of the text boxes highlighted in the screenshot below and type in, respectively:

    – Your first name
    – Your last name
    – Your email address
    – A password to use (it will appear as little bullet points so nobody snoops it)
    – A copy of your password (it will appear as little bullet points so nobody snoops it)

    You can also click the check box highlighted in the screenshot below to opt out of receiving news emails from Airbnb.

    When you’re ready, click Sign Up.

    Enering your information and confirming your regisration

  4. You’ll receive a confirmation email. Go to your email client and log into it, open the email, and click Confirm Email.

    Confirming your Airbnb account email address

Doing so will take you back to your main screen on Airbnb. Congratulations! You’re ready to rent!