Private host Hosts who have registered with Booking.com as a private host are parties that rent out their property or properties for purposes outside their trade, business, or profession. They aren't officially traders (e.g. a global hotel chain) and therefore might not fall under the same consumer protection rules under EU and/or national law, but don’t worry. Booking.com provides you with the same customer service as we do for any stay. This doesn’t mean that your stay or experience will be any different from booking with a professional host.