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What You're Actually Getting When You Rent From An Airbnb Superhost
By Nicole Cord-Cruz


Finding accommodations can be a hassle on a trip, but Airbnb makes things easier. If you're looking for something that is guaranteed to be great, book with a "Superhost."
According to the platform, Superhosts "go above and beyond to provide excellent hospitality." The badge on their property is a sign they've been vetted and can actually deliver.
Hosts need an average rating of 4.8 stars, a 90% or higher response rate, a cancellation rate of less than 1%, and a minimum of 10 trips or three reservations totaling 100 nights.
Properties with the badge will pop up more when guests search on the platform, which could result in more nights booked. If a Superhost slacks off, the badge will be revoked.
A property managed by a Superhost usually indicates legitimacy, but shady hosts can slip through. Some hosts could be scammers or illegally renting a place, so do some research.