Beginning today, all listings on the site will be capped at a 16 max occupancy guest count. The new policy affects all new future bookings made on the platform and will remain in effect indefinitely, until further notice.
The company already began removing "events and parties allowed" from their listings' house rules section. Not to mention, Airbnb recently implemented a policy of not allowing guests under age 25 to book homes (deemed to be their local area) without meeting certain criteria.
For years, Airbnb warned hosts if they didn't allow a group of 18 year old spring breakers to rent, they were violating the terms and conditions. But now...a whole home host isn't even allowed to decide whether to rent to a 24 year old having construction done at his home nearby. If the guest does not meet specific criteria, Airbnb will decline the reservation on the host's behalf.
Of course these recent changes are all because of Airbnb's genuine concern for the public's health and safety due to Covid. Today's timely announcement comes just one day after Airbnb filed their preliminary paperwork to go public.
Ridiculous. A public relations move and a CYA move that infringes on my rights.