Airbnb and Klarna have joined forces to launch Pay Over Time with Klarna, a new way for guests in Ireland to spread the cost of their reservation.
Today’s launch is part of a phased global roll-out which will see Klarna and Airbnb offering an alternative way to pay in twenty countries across three continents by early 2024.
First launched in North America as part of Airbnb’s 2023 Summer Release, Pay Over Time allows guests in Ireland to apply to pay for their next stay in three interest-free installments over two months.
With Klarna’s seamless and flexible payment solutions, booking unique stays around the world, whether it be a cottage in Connemara, a treehouse in Thailand or a farm in France, has never been easier or more accessible.
Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe, Airbnb said: “We’re pleased to bring Pay Over Time with Klarna to Ireland, giving guests greater flexibility to spread their payments over a number of weeks or months. Whether you’re booking a solo trip, or organising a get together with friends, choosing the right payment plan has just become a lot easier.”
Guests are presented with the option at checkout to either pay for their reservation in full at the time of booking or to Pay Over Time with Klarna, and are seamlessly taken through to the payment platform.
Colin Creagh, Head of Klarna, Ireland said: “Airbnb tells us that one of the top requests from their guests is more ways to pay for their stays. We’re thrilled to bring Klarna’s flexible payment options to Airbnb guests around the globe.”
Pay Over Time with Klarna also launches in six other countries across Europe from today including Czechia, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain, with more expected later in the year.
Pay Over Time with Klarna is available from today to guests in Ireland for reservations priced between €35 and €1,500.