Why does Airbnb not offer a prepaid option

What payment methods are available at Airbnb?

Depending on the country in which your account is registered, we support different payment methods. In addition to common credit and debit cards, certain payment options are therefore available in selected countries.

We will show you which payment methods are available on the page for the payment process before you send a booking request. After selecting your country, all the details of your payment will be displayed.

Payment methods available in most countries

  • Most major credit cards and prepaid credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, JCB), as well as many debit cards that can be used like credit cards
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • PayPal

Payment methods available in certain countries


  • Aura for Brazil
  • Elo for Brazil
  • Hipercard for Brazil

Transactions via Ebanx in Brazil are limited to US $ 3,000 (or the equivalent amount in another currency). The monthly transaction limit is $ 12,000 (or the equivalent in another currency). This doesn't just apply to Airbnb.






  • iDEAL for the Netherlands

Offline or cash payments are a violation of our Terms of Use and may result in removal from the Airbnb platform. We prohibit payments outside of our website as they make it harder for us to protect your data. They also increase the risk of you falling victim to fraud or other security issues.

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