How to Easily Change Your Currency on Airbnb for Any Device

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How to Easily Change Your Currency on Airbnb for Any Device

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Have you ever tried to book a place on Airbnb and realised the currency isn't in Pounds or the one you prefer? This usually happens because the default currency adjusts based on where you are. Sometimes, using a VPN can also cause this switch. It’s a good idea to double-check the currency before you book so you don't end up paying in the wrong one.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to change the currency in Airbnb. So, let’s get started! 

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Why is Currency Important in Airbnb?

Well, just imagine that you're ready for your dream vacation in Paris and find the perfect Airbnb. But hold on, the price is listed in US dollars, and you're from the UK. Confusing, right? This is where changing your Airbnb currency can make a big difference.

What Are Airbnb Currencies Options 

Default Currency 

In Airbnb, your default currency is like the starting point for all money stuff. When you sign up, Airbnb picks a currency for you based on where you are and what currency you usually use. So, if you're in the UK, it might be in Pounds.

However, circumstances may change! Maybe you move or just prefer another currency. That's cool, too. You can switch it up if you want. Just go to your settings and make the change. Easy peasy!

Currency Options on Airbnb

Airbnb knows its users come from all over, so it gives lots of currency options to meet everyone's needs. You can pick from big ones like the US Dollar, Euro, British Pound, and Japanese Yen, as well as smaller ones from different regions.

When adjusting their currency settings, users have the flexibility to select from a comprehensive list of supported currencies. 

Implications of Currency Choice

Picking your currency on Airbnb isn't just a quick choice. It affects a bunch of important stuff:

  • Property prices stay the same and are easy for guests and hosts to get.
  • Your payment gets handled in your chosen currency, making billing easy with no conversions needed.
  • Hosts get their earnings in their picked currency, which can change with exchange rates.
  • The right currency makes booking easy and lets anyone use Airbnb from anywhere in the world.

How to Change the Currency in Airbnb on PC

Notice that the prices on Airbnb are showing in different currencies? Don't worry; it's an easy fix. You can change your default currency on a PC by adjusting your settings on the web version of Airbnb. Let’s have a look at how: 

  • Go to your Airbnb account.
  • Click on your profile photo in the top-right corner.
  • From the drop-down menu, select "Account."
  • Find and choose "Global Preferences."
  • Click "Edit" next to "Preferred Currency."
  • Use the drop-down menu to select your currency.
  • Click "Save."

Now, all listings will show prices in your chosen currency, and your payment will be made in that currency, too.

How to Change Airbnb Currency on iPhone

Changing your default currency on Airbnb is a breeze with the app on your iPhone. This means you won't be stuck paying in the local currency of the listing. Just update your account profile. Here's how to do it:

  • Open the Airbnb app on your iPhone. Log in if needed.
  • Tap on "Profile" in the bottom-right corner.
  • Select "Payments and Payouts."
  • Click on the "Billing country/region" dropdown menu and choose your currency.
  • Select how you’d like to get paid.
  • Tap the “Next” button in the bottom-right corner.

Now, the listings should display in your chosen currency, and your payment method will also be in your local currency when you book a place.

How to Change Airbnb Currency on Android 

You don’t have to pay for an Airbnb in a currency that isn’t yours. You can change the default currency in the app’s profile section. Here’s how to do it on your Android:

  • Open the Airbnb app on your Android device.
  • Log in if you haven't already.
  • Tap on "Profile" at the bottom-right corner.
  • Select "Payments and Payouts."
  • Choose your currency from the "Billing country/region" dropdown menu.
  • Select your preferred payment options.
  • Tap “Next” in the bottom-right corner.

Now, the listings will show prices in your chosen currency, and your payments will be in your local currency, too.

Currency Changes: What to Know Before and After Booking

You can change your currency during the booking process or even after you've booked. Just keep in mind that you can’t change the currency of a confirmed booking without cancelling and rebooking.

Switching your currency on Airbnb saves you from conversion fees and ensures transparency in your spending. It’s about making smart choices without any language barriers.

It’s a Common Problem, So Stay Calm

Occasionally, you might encounter a hiccup. Perhaps your desired currency isn’t available, or there’s a delay in the changes reflecting. When this happens, don’t worry. Reach out to Airbnb’s support team for assistance. They're the superheroes of the Airbnb world, ready to swoop in and save the day!

Common Issues and Troubleshooting

Inability to Change Currency

  • Geographic Restrictions: Some regions may have limitations on currency changes due to regulatory or other factors.
  • Account Restrictions: Users with account issues like unresolved payments or suspicious activities may not be able to change currency settings.
  • Currency Conversion Frequency: Airbnb may limit how often currency changes can be made to prevent misuse.
  • Technical Glitches: Occasionally, technical issues on the platform may affect currency settings. Contact Airbnb support if you encounter such issues.

Currency Update Delays

Changes to your default currency may not take effect immediately. Allow some time for the platform to process these updates.

If you notice delays in currency updates, contact Airbnb support for assistance.

Unexpected Billing Issues

Guests should be aware of potential variations in booking costs due to currency conversions. Hosts may experience changes in earnings due to currency conversions. Monitor transaction history for accuracy. Contact Airbnb support for help with unexpected billing issues.

Conclusion 

Managing Airbnb properties can be a complex task, but with the help of a property management company like Houst, it becomes much easier. They handle everything from optimising listings to guest communication, cleaning, and maintenance. Hosts can relax knowing their rentals are in good hands, maximising earnings while minimising stress.

The Insider @ Houst

The Insider @ Houst

The Insider team at Houst is dedicated to providing up-to-date and relevant information on short-term rentals. If you have hosting inquiries, please write to us at expert@houst.com. For guest inquiries, reach out at guest@houst.com. We are here to help you navigate the world of short lets and look forward to assisting you with your needs.

The Insider @ Houst

The Insider @ Houst

The Insider team at Houst is dedicated to providing up-to-date and relevant information on short-term rentals. If you have hosting inquiries, please write to us at expert@houst.com. For guest inquiries, reach out at guest@houst.com. We are here to help you navigate the world of short lets and look forward to assisting you with your needs.

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