FAQ's

IS HUMAN HOTEL LIKE AIRBNB?

Not really. You can of course rent rooms and homes from fellow members, and some of our navigation might look similar – but profit is not the goal of Human Hotel. We are on a social mission to support creatives and forge new meetings and collaborations among you all. Also, we are run by artists.

WHO DO YOU MEAN BY “CREATIVES AND VISIONARIES”?

Artists, scientists, designers, filmmakers, activists, writers, researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs and any other talented and visionary individuals doing great work. No random tourists!

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I GET ACCEPTED AS A MEMBER?

You can now book a stay within the community or sign up to be a host.

I DON’T HAVE A PASSWORD TO LOG IN?

Go to the Login Page and click “Can’t Login” and enter your email address. We’ll then send you a link to reset your password so you can log back in.

DO I HAVE TO HOST TO BE PART OF HUMAN HOTEL?

No. It’s totally up to you if you want to just be a guest or host (or both!).

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Becoming a member is free.

Guests pay a 12.5% fee on top of their booking total to our community. So, if you book a stay in NYC worth $100 – our community booking fee will be $12.5. The money is used to run and develop our shared Human Hotel community.

Hosts set their own nightly rates and we don’t charge any host fees. As a host, you keep 100% of your host rate.

I DON’T LIVE IN ONE OF YOUR CITIES. CAN I STILL JOIN?

Of course you can! You can join now no matter where you live. 

WILL YOU ADD MORE CITIES?

Most definitely! More cities are added as we grow the community. We want to be able to host you everywhere you go and you can apply to join no matter where you live.

If you want to start receiving guests but you city isn’t listed with us, email us at contact@humanhotel.com and learn about how you and your community can start receiving guests by becoming an Ambassador.

FOR HOSTS

WHERE CAN I HOST GUESTS?

Host guests in your LIVING ROOM, GUEST ROOM or rent out your ENTIRE HOME. Simply choose which spaces you can host guests in when you upload your host info.

HOW MANY HOST SPACES CAN I HAVE?

You can have 2 host spaces max. Your home and your studio for example. We do not allow professional landlords with multiple host spaces and “listings”.

WHERE DO I UPLOAD MY HOST INFO?

In your Member Dashboard, click Hosting and then the button “Upload Your Host Space”.

WHO ARE THE TYPICAL GUESTS?

Artists, scientists, designers, filmmakers, activists, writers, researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs and other fun and visionary individuals doing inspiring work worth supporting. No random tourists!

CAN GUESTS SEE MY PROFILE TOO?

Yes, but not your private info. Guests can see your:

  • Profile photo
  • First name
  • Hometown
  • Occupation
  • Personal description
  • Description of your work
  • Work-related images

I LIVE IN A SMALL PLACE. CAN I STILL HOST?

Yes. You can host in a shared room, on the living room couch on in the floor of your studio. We believe all is good, as long as there’s an acceptable level of comfort and cleanliness provided.

DO I HAVE TO BE HOME TO HOST?

No. Some of us can only host when we’re traveling ourselves and staying elsewhere. In such cases – and if the guest is interested – we offer to connect the guest with local Human Hotel members in the area who would be interesting to meet.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE?

You set your own rates. However, we’ll only present you with guests worth supporting, so please support them by charging 5-10% less than you would on mainstream listing platforms.

DO YOU TAKE A FEE FROM MY RATE?

No

HOW DO I GET PAID?

We’re working on an online payout system, but for now our hosts get paid directly in cash by their guest.

HAVE PROPERTY INSURANCE COVERAGE?

Yes we do. We’re very committed to creating a safe and trusted Human Hotel environment, so even though we have never had any property damages (in our entire history), we understand that you need protection.

We have therefore created our Host Insurance Fund which will reimburse eligible hosts for damages up to $10,000 (USD). If you experience any damages to your property, please send us a message immediately to hostinsurance@humanhotel.com and we’ll handle the case accordingly and find an appropriate method of settlement between you and your guest.

FOR GUESTS

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Becoming a member is free.

Guests pay a 12.5% fee on top of their booking total to our community. So, if you book a stay in NYC worth $100 – our booking fee is $12.5.

Hosts set their own nightly rates and we don’t charge any host fees. As a host, you keep 100% of your host rate.

HOW DO I PAY?

Our 10% fee is paid to us via Paypal (credit card payments are accepted). That payment confirms your booking and we’ll connect you to your host upon receipt. You then pay your host directly in cash on the day of arrivial.

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