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How to Split the Costs of Your Airbnb Among Your Friends
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How to Split the Costs of Your Airbnb Among Your Friends

Patrick Lucas Austin, Gawker Media

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Booking a vacation stay with friends can get pretty stressful, and pretty expensive if you're the one putting down the deposit. With Airbnb's new Split Payments service , however, you can you split the bill with your fellow travelers. Instead of footing the entire bill on your own and waiting for your buddies to Venmo you their share, now you can take care of it all in one place.

You've Got 72 Hours to Pay Up

To take advantage of the Split Payments feature, you'll need to select an Airbnb rental that supports the service. Then, if you're the organizer, you'll pay your share of the rental fee to cement your reservation date and time, and send out email notifications to all involved parties to contribute to the rental cost. You've got 72 hours from the time of your reservation to round up your posse and get them to pay up before you lose your spot.

Want to see who hasn't ponied up the cash? Trip organizers can check out the Your Trips page to see who still needs to pay their share. All participating vacationers must create an Airbnb account in order to pay for their portion of the rental. Once that's done, the only thing left to argue about is who gets the master bedroom with the ocean views.

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