Airbnb Berlin is back. Last week, city officials changed the restrictions on Airbnb platform, so hosts can now put their entire apartment or home on the online travel site without fear of a €100,000 ($124,400) fine. Additionally, hosts can rent second properties, something explicitly not allowed under the previous laws, for up to 90 days a year.
Finally, a nice move for the house rental market in Berlin
In its fight against local regulation, Airbnb Berlin has long asserted that the majority of hosts on its platform rent responsibly rather than using the site as professional landlords with multiple properties.
With Airbnb Berlin, you can find affordable or incredible places to stay in Berlin. On Airbnb Discover, you can search for entire homes and private rooms perfect for any kind of trip, but you can also find homes for work trips, with the top-rated homes that offer reservation flexibility and essentials like a workspace, wifi, and self-check-in.
“We welcome that Berlin embraces home sharing in creating new rules that benefit regular people who want to share their homes with travellers. We want to continue our good dialogue with the city of Berlin and promote a permit procedure that is unbureaucratic and citizen-friendly.”
Alexander Schwarz, general manager Airbnb – Germany