The firm says the rule has become "much more than a public health measure" since it was introduced in August 2020. "It developed into a bedrock community policy to support our hosts and their neighbours," the San Francisco-headquartered firm said. However, it also removed a limit on how many people can stay at homes.
Airbnb said in a statement that the number of complaints about parties dropped by 44% since the measure was first introduced. Exceptions to the global ban may be made for "specialty and traditional hospitality venues" in the future, it added.
The company started putting restrictions on parties in 2019. It banned "open-invite" parties and so-called "chronic party houses" that were a nuisance to neighbours. During the pandemic, Airbnb introduced an indefinite ban on parties "in the best interest of public health".
More than 6,600 guests had also been suspended from using the platform last year for breaking the rules.