Become a host in Cologne

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Are you...

  • Passionate about your city and culture?
  • Eager to connect with travellers around the world?
  • A good storyteller excited to share your knowledge & interests?
  • Interested in sustainability and having a positive impact on people & the planet?

Answered yes?

Then you might have what it takes to join our host community

This is how it works

  1. 01

    Fill the application below

    No waiting - we will immediately let you know whether you qualify for next steps

  2. 02

    Set up your host profile

    Create a host profile & make it shine! We will guide you along the way with tips and best practices.

  3. 03

    Learn the ins and outs of being a superstar host

    Our onboarding course will teach you all about hosting great people & planet friendly experiences.

  4. 04

    Join experiences & start receiving bookings!

    Complete a course to join an experience of your interest & start receiving bookings!

Apply to become a host

Sorry, we are not recruiting in Cologne at the moment.

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You can count on us - we are here to help!

What do I need to become a local host?

To qualify to be a Withlocals host, we expect you to know your city like the back of your hand and to love your city to the core. You should also have a good level of English to host international guests, and of course, enough availability to host the tours regularly.

How do I receive bookings?

As a member of the Withlocals host platform, your bookings will come in directly in your account, where they can be easily accessed and managed. You’ll get an overview of any incoming requests, future bookings, as well as a list of previous tours you have hosted, all in one place.

How much will I earn as a Withlocals host?

How much you earn will depend on the number of bookings you receive. This goes hand in hand with the number and type of experience you want to host and your availability. We believe in giving fair pay to all. The pricing of each experience takes into account a fair hosting fee for you and the local prices of inclusions such as food, transportation, or entrance tickets. From the total price the guest pays for an experience, Withlocals takes a 32% fee before sending the payment to you.

How do I receive payments?

The moment you are accepted to be a host, you'll be asked to create a profile. There, you can let us know the best way to receive your payments (we offer bank transfer payments and in some destinations, also PayPal.)

Can I add my own tours & experiences to the Withlocals platform?

Alongside our popular Withlocals Originals tours, we’re opening the door for you to let your creativity shine! As a Withlocals host you can design and offer your very own tours, crafted from your unique perspective and intimate knowledge of your city. By creating a personal tour, you can offer guests a one-of-a-kind experience, tailored to your expertise and passion. The best part? These tours will be showcased right on our website, ensuring that guests from around the world can discover and book your exceptional experiences. Join us in this new adventure and let’s craft unforgettable memories together!

What if I can't find my city on the list?

We are sorry to say that if your city is not on the list, it's not in our current portfolio yet. But, keep an eye out! We are expanding fast, and who knows, your city might be next on our list! But, until then, share your email to get notified once we start recruiting hosts in your city. You can do so by choosing your city -> notify me later -> send your contact details.