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June 14, 2024 at 4:46 PM

Airbnb squatter nightmare

A judge has ordered the removal of guests the homeowner claims refused to leave after their long-term rental agreement expired.
June 14, 2024 at 4:46 PM
VIDEO:  Airbnb squatter nightmare
2 months ago

Airbnb offering Hollywood treatment to guests

Airbnb has created a special category for guests who want to live like movie stars. The online marketplace for consumers to book short or long-term stays is offering homes inspired by movies.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Airbnb offering Hollywood treatment to guests
2 months ago

Airbnb launches stays at 'Up' house, 'Inside Out' headquarters and more

Airbnb is launching so-called “Icons” or famous homes and places like a re-creation of Disney and Pixar’s “Up” house.
2 months ago
Airbnb is launching so-called “Icons,” giving customers an opportunity to experience famous homes and places like a re-creation of the “Up” house from the 2009 animated film from Disney and Pixar, in Abiquiu, New Mexico.
2 months ago

LeBron and Lakers try to pull off a historic come-back victory

ABC News’ Perry Russom breaks down the latest games in the NBA playoffs. Plus, a look ahead to the next matchups.
2 months ago
VIDEO: LeBron and Lakers try to pull off a historic come-back victory
3 months ago

Airbnb bans indoor cameras

In a statement, Airbnb says, "Cameras will not be allowed inside listings, regardless of location, purpose and prior disclosure." The policy is set to go into effect on April 30.
3 months ago
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3 months ago

Airbnb bans indoor cameras

Cameras had been allowed in hallways and living rooms, as long as they were noted in listings, but now the company is banning indoor cameras at all its properties around the world.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Airbnb bans indoor cameras
3 months ago

Airbnb bans indoor security cameras

The company says the goal is to prioritize privacy.
3 months ago
VIDEO:  Airbnb bans indoor security cameras
3 months ago

Airbnb bans the use of indoor security cameras on all properties

Airbnb has made the decision to ban the use of indoor security cameras to “prioritize the privacy of our community,” according to a statement from the company on Monday.
3 months ago
FILE PHOTO: Airbnb app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, February 27, 2022.
8 months ago

The story behind viral video of woman discovering Airbnb is actually daughter's home

Wanda Fields thought she was walking into an Airbnb her daughter Niyomi Jackson had booked. She had an emotional reaction when she learned it was actually Jackson's new home.
8 months ago
VIDEO: The story behind viral video of woman discovering Airbnb is actually daughter's home
9 months ago

Business Headlines: New crackdown on Airbnbs in NYC could impact holiday travelers

Meanwhile, a new report from the National Association of Realtors says home sales fell unexpectedly last month.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Business Headlines: New crackdown on Airbnbs in NYC could impact holiday travelers
9 months ago

Airbnb cracks down on fake listings

A recent survey found fake listings among the top concerns of Airbnb users.
9 months ago
VIDEO:  Airbnb cracks down on fake listings
10 months ago

New rules on Airbnbs and short-term rentals in New York City go into effect

Meanwhile, the Federal Trade Commission is reportedly set to file an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon this month after failing to reach a settlement over antitrust claims.
10 months ago
VIDEO: New rules on Airbnbs and short-term rentals in New York City go into effect
10 months ago

Meet the blind, deaf dog who acts as a 'host' for this Turks and Caicos Airbnb

Soldier waits for guests to wake up in the morning, then leads them to the beach, never leaving their side.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Meet the blind, deaf dog who acts as a 'host' for this Turks and Caicos Airbnb
1 year ago

Airbnb takes additional steps to ban party houses

Vice reports that Airbnb is banning people who are closely associated with already banned guests.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  Airbnb takes additional steps to ban party houses
2 years ago

Airbnb increases liability coverage

Plus, Apple redesigns its iCloud website and Samsung expands its game streaming to more devices.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Airbnb increases liability coverage
2 years ago

Airbnb to offer more transparent pricing

The company said it is refining its search to show the total price of a listing, including fees.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Airbnb to offer more transparent pricing
2 years ago

The house from 'Hocus Pocus' is now on Airbnb

Airbnb will host two guests at a recreated cottage in Salem, Massachusetts to celebrate Halloween and the Disney+ premiere of "Hocus Pocus 2."
2 years ago
Inside the Airbnb recreated cottage that resembles the one in "Hocus Pocus."
2 years ago

Airbnb issues permanent party ban following rash of shootings

Short-term rental giant Airbnb has issued a permanent global ban on parties following a string of shootings that have broken out nationwide at properties it lists.
2 years ago
A shoe is seen outside a Pittsburgh Airbnb apartment rental, April 17, 2022, following a shooting during a house party.
2 years ago

Permanent party ban at Airbnb properties

The ban was put in place during the pandemic.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Permanent party ban at Airbnb properties
2 years ago

Airbnb to cancel its COVID-19 refund policy

Customers will no longer be able to receive a refund if they cancel for virus-related reasons.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Airbnb to cancel its COVID-19 refund policy
2 years ago

Airbnb mix-up

After a long day of travel, one man was awakened in what he thought was his Airbnb -- only to find out he spent the night in the wrong house. ABC News’ Will Ganss has the details.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Airbnb mix-up
2 years ago

Airbnb providing short-term housing for thousands of Ukrainian refugees

Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia says Airbnb has pledged to provide short-term housing for 100,000 refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Airbnb providing short-term housing for thousands of Ukrainian refugees
3 years ago

You can stay in the famed 'Home Alone' house this holiday season

The McAllister mansion could be yours for a night, thanks to the new Airbnb listing.
3 years ago
VIDEO: You can stay in the famed “Home Alone” house this holiday season
3 years ago

This Winnie the Pooh Airbnb will make your childhood dreams come true

This Winnie the Pooh 'Bearbnb' will make all of your childhood dreams come true.
3 years ago
Airbnb and Disney teamed up to create this Winnie the Pooh "Bearbnb."
3 years ago

Agency urges new elevator guidance from vacation rental companies after child's death

A government agency is urging vacation rental companies to require owners to disable at-home elevators or make safety modifications following the death of a child.
3 years ago
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Rockville Campus building, located in Rockville, Md., is seen in this 2021 image.
3 years ago

Report exposes sexual assault allegations in Airbnbs

A new investigation by Bloomberg Businessweek revealed the secretive and expensive ways Airbnb reportedly resolves issues, from disagreements to violent crimes, in hosts’ homes.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Report exposes sexual assault allegations in Airbnbs
3 years ago

Airbnb launches new feature for travelers who want more flexibility

Flexible Dates provides options for those choosing to travel amid the pandemic.
3 years ago
An Airbnb logo is seen displayed on a smartphone with a pen, key, book and headsets in the background in this undated stock photo.
4 years ago

'Bachelor' mansion listed on Airbnb for $6,000 a night

Fans can stay at the mansion from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" for a cool $6,000 a night on Airbnb.
4 years ago
In this undated file photo, the mansion from the tv shows The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad is shown.
4 years ago

Airbnb CEO says more people want to travel amidst the pandemic

Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, discusses how travel is starting to recover from a virtual standstill and there is a nearby travel season approaching.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Airbnb CEO says more people want to travel amidst the pandemic
4 years ago

Airbnb host arrested after guests disobeyed social distancing orders with party

A Tampa Airbnb host was arrested after gunshots erupted at a large gathering hosted by her guests, violating social distancing orders.
4 years ago
4 years ago

Video catches thieves stealing from Airbnb rental in DeKalb Co., Georgia in February

"I feel pretty helpless here. Not much I can do," the homeowner told ABC News affiliate WSB.
4 years ago
"I feel pretty helpless here. Not much I can do," the homeowner told ABC News affiliate WSB.
5 years ago

Hunt for Airbnb guests accused of stealing family heirlooms

A woman who rented out her house on Airbnb says her houseguests turned out to be common criminals.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Hunt for Airbnb guests accused of stealing family heirlooms
5 years ago

Police searching for Airbnb guests suspected of robbing Georgia home

The homeowner claims the family who rented her house stole family heirlooms and TVs. Footage shows someone trying to block the doorbell camera as another person loads items into a car.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Police searching for Airbnb guests suspected of robbing Georgia home
5 years ago

Jersey City passes Airbnb regulations

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop discusses the new regulations on short-term rentals.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Jersey City passes Airbnb regulations
5 years ago

Hot dog fans can relish a stay in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile thanks to Airbnb

Oscar Mayer is opening the doors to the iconic Wienermobile for guests to book a stay with Airbnb for National Hot Dog Day.
5 years ago
A look at the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile which will be available to book on Airbnb beginning Wednesday July, 24.
5 years ago

Airbnb launches contest to spend a night at the Louvre

The online hospitality marketplace is offering a night at the Louvre Museum in Paris to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the museum's iconic pyramid.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Airbnb launches contest to spend a night at the Louvre
5 years ago

Airbnb launches competition to spend a night at the Louvre

Airbnb offers competition winners chance to spend one night at the Louvre.
5 years ago
The Louvre Pyramid is illuminated in the night, prior to the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show in Paris, Oct. 2, 2018.
5 years ago

Airbnb customer finds hidden camera in apartment

After a tourist says he came across an alarming discovery at his Miami Airbnb, "GMA" discusses how to protect yourself while on vacation.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Airbnb customer finds hidden camera in apartment
6 years ago

Inside the 1st global anti-Airbnb conference: Huge French fines, NYC raids

Hotel lobbyists and politicians meet at the first global anti-Airbnb conference.
6 years ago
Airbnb logo is displayed on a laptop screen on Dec. 11, 2017 in Paris.
6 years ago

Arson suspect wanted for igniting fire to an Airbnb home in Florida

Surveillance footage released by police shows a suspect setting the front door of an Airbnb home on fire as the search for the wanted individual continues in Hollywood, Florida.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Arson suspect wanted for igniting fire to an AirBnB home in Florida
6 years ago

Airbnb guests caught on camera breaking into neighbor's home, police said

Cameras capture four men from Airbnb illegally enter a woman's home.
6 years ago
Cameras capture four men who were staying in an Airbnb illegally entering  a woman's home next door in Nashville, July 20, 2018.
6 years ago

Police video disputes racism claim at Airbnb

Police in California released body-camera footage connected to a controversial stop involving black Airbnb guests who accused the department of racial profiling.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Police in California released body-camera footage connected to a controversial stop involving black Airbnb guests who accused the department of racial profiling.
6 years ago

Police release bodycam video after black Airbnb guests threaten to sue for racism

Rialto’s police chief defended the department’s response at a news conference.
6 years ago
Airbnb logo is displayed on a laptop screen on Dec. 11, 2017 in Paris.
6 years ago

3 black Airbnb guests plan to take legal action against California police department

Three black Airbnb guests are planning to take legal action against the Rialto Police Department in California.
6 years ago
Airbnb logo is displayed on a laptop screen on Dec. 11, 2017 in Paris.
6 years ago

The walls were dinged, the cabinets were scratched, and shards of glass were strewn through the house, from broken beer bottles, the windows, and the dining room table.
7 years ago

VIDEO: Couple find hidden camera in Airbnb
7 years ago

Couple finds hidden camera in Florida Airbnb

Airbnb said it is "outraged" by the news.
7 years ago
VIDEO: Couple find hidden camera in Airbnb
8 years ago

Haunting Airbnb Rentals Around the World for Fall

For Halloween or fall, these rooms and homes might have some spirits.
8 years ago
A listing for a haunted Airbnb in Brumley, Missouri.
8 years ago

Airbnb Offering Rentals for $0 to Those Affected by Hurricane Matthew

The rent-a-room company activated its "Disaster Response Program."
8 years ago
Airbnb, the rent-a-room company, is offering free rentals to those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
8 years ago

Airbnb Outlines New Policies to Combat Accusations of Racism