This page is here to help give you a starting point to find out about some of the obligations that may apply to you if you decide to post Experiences on the Airbnb platform. It’s for your information only and includes summaries of some of the rules that may apply to different sorts of activities, and contain links to official and third party resources that you may find helpful.
Please understand that these information pages are not comprehensive, and are not legal advice. If you are unsure about how local laws or this information may apply to you or your Experience, we encourage you to check with official sources or seek legal advice.
Please note that we don’t update this information in real time, so you should confirm that the law has not changed recently.*
I plan to serve or provide alcohol as part of my Experience. Do I need a licence?
No, in principle not. Alcohol licenses are required for formal establishments that sell to the general public. Serving alcohol in private settings will in principle not require a license. If you have any questions more information is directly available from the official Catalan website and from the official Spanish website.
If my Experience involves alcohol, do I need to watch out for anything else?
In Barcelona, the serving of alcohol is prohibited to anyone who is under the age of 18.
Is there anything else I should think about?
If your Experience will also involve serving or providing food, we recommend that you take a look at our information about Experiences involving food. If your Experience will involve combining alcohol with another activity (for example, a guided tour of an area), please take a look at our other information sections Business Licensing and Guiding Tours to work out if any other rules might apply to your activity.
If you’re in any doubt, we recommend you get in touch with your accountant or legal advisor to find out whether you’re operating as a business.
*Airbnb is not responsible for the reliability or correctness of the information contained on any third party sites that we link to (including any links to legislation and regulations).