An Airbnb Superhost is an award given to hosts in recognition for consistently good reviews and guest experiences. Superhosts receive an orange badge on their rental listings, which shows that they have achieved it. The idea of the award was created by Joe Gebbia, co-founder and CPO at Airbnb as a way to recognize those who create positive experiences with guests while renting out their space through the service.

How Do I Become a Superhost on Airbnb?

Airbnb selects its Superhosts based on evaluating certain criteria. Hosts will be eligible to join the program once they have hit the following milestones:

  • Hosted bookings at least 10 times a year, or 3 reservations with 100 nights booked.
  • Maintained a response rate of 90% or higher.
  • Maintained an overall rating of 4.8, and 80% of reviews on Airbnb being 5-star reviews.
  • Have a cancellation rate of 1% or lower. Keep in mind that Airbnb may make exceptions under its extenuating circumstances policy.

If you manage to meet the criteria when Airbnb performs an assessment, you’ll qualify for Airbnb Superhost status. Airbnb performs these assessments several times a year. So if you don’t qualify on your first try, you’ll always have another chance. Airbnb will review your listing’s performance every 3 months to assess if it still meets the benchmarks for Superhost status.

You can also track your progress towards Superhost status via the Superhost section of your Airbnb dashboard. This area will show your activity over the past year and will also list the date of your next Superhost assessment.