Statement from Airbnb

Published: 06 December 2017


Regarding the placement of cameras in some Airbnb homes


There have been over 260 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings and egregious incidents like this are incredibly rare. Airbnb takes privacy extremely seriously and there is absolutely no place in our community for this kind of behavior. 

When we are made aware of a report we permanently ban the bad actor from our platform, fully support those affected, and work with law enforcement to help ensure justice will be served. Cameras are never allowed in bathrooms or bedrooms. Any other cameras must be properly disclosed to guests ahead of time.

When specifically asked about hidden cameras Airbnb replied.

“To the best of my knowledge, we haven’t had any complaints or incidents in Australia.”