New Airbnb rules could limit some people from booking homes

ATLANTA — There are new rules in place for the holiday weekend if you plan to rent an Airbnb.

The company says guests under 25 years old, who do not have a track record of positive reviews, will not be able to book an entire home.

Airbnb told Channel 2 Action News it wants to weed out any potential problems, specifically unauthorized house parties and feels this is the best way to do so.

The company says it’s a nationwide policy, but it is most relevant for a handful of cities, including Atlanta.

We’ve told you before about Airbnb horror stories, from guests trashing hosts homes to stealing and throwing parties when they weren’t supposed to.

Here's how the plan works.

Guests under 25 who do not have a track record of positive reviews will not be able to book a local, entire home listing.

The company says its technologies would block that guest from booking in Atlanta.

“No one policy is going to stop all unauthorized parties. We’re also conscious that just because you’re 25 or older doesn’t mean that every single person in that group is booking for the right reasons too,” said spokesperson Ben Breit.

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