Significant policy change announced by Airbnb in response to concerns over house parties and violence in units. Canada will be a test market for restrictions on renting properties listed as an "Entire house."
Airbnb has announced that it will begin testing new regulations across Canada this month that will ban local guests under the age of 25 from booking entire homes.
Guests under 25 years old will still be able to book a private room within a host's primary residence listing, but won't be able to rent an "un-hosted home" within a certain geographical distance of where they're living, according to spokesperson Chris Lehane. The company hasn't specified what that distance would be.