No, Worldpackers is a free platform for hosts.
But how does worldpackers makes money?
Our travelers pay us a confirmation and commitment fee when they confirm a stay through our platform. We decided to create and follow this payment model because the most common feedback we received when starting Worldpackers was the lack of commitment when volunteers didn’t have an official and reliable deal with the host.
Then we realized the subscription model wouldn’t fit our goals to be a reliable platform for both travelers and hosts. That’s when we created the ‘per-trip’ model!
We are working hard everyday to make sure that our chosen payment model can offer a priceless experience for both travelers and hosts.
Below you can see exactly where and how the money is being invested: