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Home sharing in Berlin

Home sharers are Berliners, who rent out an extra room in their home or their entire home every now and then. For example, when they are on vacation or need to travel for work. An unclear law hinders Berliners from sharing their home freely. Together with decision-makers, Airbnb wants to establish fair and clear regulations for Home Sharing in Berlin.

Facts & Figures

1/3 of all guests stayed in local neighborhoods outside of the busy tourist areas

700,000 guests were welcomed by hosts in Berlin in 2017

4.2 average length of stay per guest

New rules for home sharers in Berlin: The new housing law

On May 1, the housing law came into force in Berlin. With the new rules, home sharing in Berlin is finally explicitly recognised. We will now give you an overview of the new rules.

The revised law stipulates that, as a rule, home sharers will be granted a permit to rent out their entire main or second home for a short period of time. The prerequisite is that you yourself live permanently or temporarily in the apartment and are registered there. Here are the facts at a glance:

Home sharers from the Winskiez in Prenzlauer Berg meet small business owners from their neighborhood. You can get an impression of their walking tour here:

Airbnb has a positive impact on the local economy | Airbnb Citizen

Last year 600,000 people from around the world traveled to Berlin with Airbnb and stayed with locals. Many Airbnb guests choose districts that are off the beaten track and away from the typical hotel-districts to get an authentic travel experience. Hosts share tips with their guests about their favorite gems in the area, for example where to get the best coffee or where to buy gifts from Berlin-based designers. Home sharers help travelers support local businesses and the economy.

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Meet the Airbnb community in Berlin

Home sharers from Berlin-Neukölln organised the first Merchant Walk in Berlin to support businesses in their district. Home sharers support their local economy by recommending small businesses and local coffee shops. Get a glimpse of the first Merchant Walk in Berlin: