Airbnb Insurance | Homeowners Insurance | Contact Us
Feefo logo
Feefo logo

Airbnb Insurance

Often people host via Airbnb in their own house or flat, so we understand how important protecting that from claims where possible is. With our expert brokers, you can be confident in the fact that your claim will be dealt with in a respectful and efficient manner by our specialist team.

What is Airbnb Homeowners Insurance?

When hosting guests at your home via Airbnb their ‘Host Guarantee’ is not a replacement or a substitute for insurance coverage.

In fact, most traditional home and contents insurance policies do not cover any mishaps that may occur while hosting people via Airbnb. While most home-sharing sites will provide some level of cover for the host, the types of damage that are covered vary massively.

Our specialist team can arrange cover to help protect from the most common claims that you may need to make while hosting a paying guest in your home.

Need Airbnb Insurance?

For comprehensive Airbnb Insurance

What does Airbnb Insurance cover?

While there is a basic level of cover provided by Airbnb there are a number of eventualities and types of claim you may wish to have covered when hosting, including:

Accidental Damage Cover for Airbnb

Airbnb’s policy of both the host and guest reviewing each other means it’s in their best interests to treat your home with respect. That being said accidents can happen with even the most considerate guests.

Buildings & Contents Insurance for Airbnb

Our specialists can also help tailor your Airbnb homeowners insurance based on your required level of buildings and contents coverage. At Jensten Insurance Brokers we can help advise on the ideal cover that will help meet your needs, be it single buildings or content coverage, or a combined policy.

Home Emergency Cover for Airbnb

Having a broken boiler or central heating is one of the largest inconveniences you can experience. Not only is the cost to repair any damage usually significant but the worse problems can render your home inhospitable, particular if your heating is affected in the winter. If your income relies on Airbnb guests at your home being unable to host them due to a home emergency can be a major burden.

Why use Jensten


We are dedicated to our clients


We are the trusted broker to hospitality and leisure clients


Tailored insurance to the needs of your business

Talk to the experts

Our team of UK-based insurance experts are here to help, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.


Contact us on our website whenever suits you

Call our insurance experts during office hours (calls are charged at a local rate)


Find answers to common insurance questions

What does Airbnb cover in their ‘Host Guarantee’?

For all hosts, there is a basic level of cover under certain conditions. On the surface, this may seem enough to begin regularly hosting guests but when you examine the level of coverage there is certainly more to be desired.

Quoting directly from the Airbnb ‘Host Guarantee’, Airbnb’s Host Guarantee doesn’t protect:

  • Theft of cash and securities (e.g. savings bonds, stock certificates).
  • Damage from ordinary wear and tear.
  • Bodily injury or property damage to guests or others”.


These are just some of the areas that are not covered when you host on Airbnb. Our experts in Airbnb homeowners insurance can help find the ideal policy to suit your needs and help protect your home.

Host Guarantee.

In terms of the areas that the ‘Host Guarantee’ does offer limited cover are, as displayed on their site:

  • Damage to your place caused by guests.
  • Damage to your belongings caused by guests.
  • Damage caused by a guest’s assistance animal.

While this is certainly limiting it is always good to understand how you are covered by this guarantee, although it certainly does not give the necessary peace of mind an Airbnb homeowners policy can.

If there can be any doubt this blog post on the necessity of insurance while renting via Airbnb, this help article on the FAQs of the site could not be clearer:

‘The Host Guarantee Programme isn’t insurance and doesn’t replace your homeowners or renters insurance.’

For some tailored insurance help, please contact the Jensten Motor Trade team today or call them on 0208 298 2100.

Need Airbnb Insurance?

For comprehensive Airbnb Insurance

Airbnb Insurance

Airbnb Insurance can be complex, so to help you get the cover you need, here are the answers to our frequently asked questions.  We hope they’ll prove helpful, but if you’d like some advice that’s tailored to your needs, please call us on 0800 368 9018request a callback, or start your Airbnb Insurance quote today. 

A. You should consider the following options when it comes to insuring your Airbnb:

  • Public Liability Insurance.
  • Loss of booking income.
  • Buildings and Contents Insurance.
  • Home emergency cover.
  • Accidental damage cover.