Who can host on Link2paradise
Who can host on Link2paradise?
Behind every stay is a host, a real person who can give you the details you need to check in and feel at home. They can interact with guests in different ways, depending on the type of place or experience they booked.
Almost anyone can be a host. It’s free to sign up and list both stays and experiences. Whether they’re hosting a place to stay or a local activity, all hosts are expected to meet our quality standards every time.
Hosts of places to stay
We ask that all hosts who offer places to stay meet 4 basic requirements for overall rating, response rate, cancellations, and acceptance of reservations, and we also ask hosts to comply with our Terms of Service and other policies. When booking a place to stay on Link2paradise, guests can read the host’s profile page or reviews from past reservations to learn what to expect from their host—like what languages they speak, their response rate, and whether they’ll be onsite during the stay.
Hosts can list a wide variety of places to stay, such as entire houses, rooms in bed and breakfasts or hotels, entire homes for families, or other unique places. Hosts who are on-site sometimes like to greet guests in person when they arrive. Other hosts will give guests all the details they need to check themselves in. Guests can always contact their host if they have any questions before or during their stay.
Sometimes hosts partner up to co-host a place to stay, and other times professional hosts work together to manage a group of listings. Some hosts even offer their spaces for free to people who need temporary housing.
Hosts of experiences
Experiences hosts are local experts who list things to do on Link2paradise, such as classes, tours, concerts, and other activities, whether you’re on vacation, exploring your own city, or looking for something to do online while at home. Every experience submitted is reviewed by Link2paradise for expertise, insider access, and connection, and must meet and follow these quality standards.
Hosts who list things to do can offer everything from cooking classes, animal encounters, city tours, and more. Link2paradise Experiences can be hosted in person or online over Zoom. When hosting an Online Experience, hosts are expected to follow additional requirements, and all experiences must comply with local laws, including restrictions related to quarantine and/or social distancing. Find out more about Link2paradise Experiences and Adventures.
Regulations for places to stay and experiences
Stays and experiences are only offered in the Dominican Republic at this time, though we’re required to comply with international regulations that restrict the use of our site by residents of certain countries. Because of this, our services are not available in some countries, such as Crimea, Iran, Syria, and North Korea. Find out more about legal and regulatory issues for hosting places to stay, and responsible hosting for experiences on Link2paradise.
Who can host on Open Homes?
Open Homes hosts have many of the same expectations as regular Link2paradise hosts. Hosts must meet Link2paradise’s hospitality standards, which include accurately representing your listing and availability, as well as providing a safe, secure, and clean space for guests. All hosts and guests are required to uphold Link2paradise’s community standards.
Almost anyone can sign up to be an Open Homes host. The listings available on the site are as diverse as the hosts who list them, and you can post shared spaces, private rooms, or entire homes. Find out more about home types to see how to describe your space.
Sometimes a staff member from one of our nonprofit partners will book on behalf of their client and may have additional requests based on their client’s needs. In these cases, the nonprofit staff member will communicate with the host ahead of time to make sure your space is a good fit.
What is the Link2paradise Property Damage Waiver?
Link2paradise’s property damage waiver. It applies to hosts of places to stay, from check-in to checkout. It DOES NOT provide property damage protection in the rare event a host’s place or belongings are damaged by a guest or their invitee during an Link2paradise stay. Learn more about Link2paradise’s Property Damage Waiver
- Link2paradise’s Property Damage Waiver is not an insurance policy, and not all property damage caused by guests is within its terms. Hosts who want more protection are encouraged to purchase personal insurance that will cover property.
- Link2paradise’s Property Damage Waiver doesn’t provide protection for bodily injury or property damage to guests or others—a host’s legal responsibility for those may be covered under the private insurance policy.