Airbnb key exchange made easy!

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An Airbnb key exchange store in NYC

Step 1

Drop your keys at your local KeyNest Store

It takes 30 seconds to create your KeyNest account and you’ll receive a drop-off code instantly. Then just bring your keys to the KeyNest Store, where we’ll attach a tracking fob and place them in our secure safe.

Step 2

Send the collection code to your guests

Share the KeyNest location and the unique 6-digit collection code with your guest.

They just have to share this code with the shopkeeper and they'll be able to take the keys away.

Airbnb host sending self check-in details to their guest
Airbnb guest collecting KeyNest keys for their apartment in NYC

Step 3

Get notified every time your keys are collected or returned

Sit back and relax – we’ll let you know whenever your keys are collected or dropped off.

Returning them is as easy as handing them back to the staff at our KeyNest Store.

We aim to fulfill requests within two weeks

What KeyNest customers are saying

“KeyNest really simplified my life as a host. The guests really like it, and I can manage check-ins from anywhere. I actually use it for my cleaners as well - it’s so simple to use.”

Enzo, Airbnb host

“KeyNest was so easy to use, we checked in when we wanted to - I wish every Airbnb host had this.”

Oliver, Enzo’s Airbnb guest

“KeyNest allows us to manage properties all across London by giving our staff quick access to our homes without any hassles. We don’t have to waste time planning and commuting from home to home - now all we have to do is send a code!”

Operations team, GuestReady

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Why KeyNest?

Forget waiting around for guests and cleaners, or leaving your keys under the mat – key exchange with KeyNest is the easiest and most secure way to exchange keys. Book online, drop your keys off at your nearest location and your guests can pick them up at their convenience.

The convenient solution

Get keys to your guests when they arrive late.

Peace of mind

Secure key storage, trained staff and single-use codes.

Updates - wherever, whenever

Email notifications and online status tracking.

Happy guests

Offer hassle-free Airbnb self check-in.

Local stores

Our network has grown to 2500 stores across 100 cities worldwide.

We’re here for you, 24/7

24-hour call support and most stores open 24/7.

We aim to fulfill requests within two weeks


We have three price plans that all feature online key tracking, 24/7 support and access to our network of 2500 stores. Just choose to be billed annually, monthly or per collection, depending on how often you’ll be using KeyNest.


$7.95 per key collection

drop-off is always free

key storage for 30 days
online key tracking
24/7 support


$19.95 per month

billed annually

unlimited key collections
unlimited key storage
online key tracking
24/7 support


$22.95 per month

billed monthly

unlimited key collections
unlimited key storage
online key tracking
cancel any time
24/7 support

Requests fulfilled within two weeks

Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure how to add your keys to KeyNest? Not sure which plan to go for? The questions we get asked the most are below. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Reach out to our friendly support team by email or give us a ring on +1 646-912-7070.

What are KeyNest Stores?

Stores are our network of locations that provide a smart key exchange service, allowing customers to securely store keys so that someone else can collect them later. Our stores are a variety of independent local businesses such as delis, cafes and convenience stores.

Is KeyNest right for me?

KeyNest is ideal for anyone who wants to securely give access to a property, such as:

  • Airbnb hosts sharing keys with guests and cleaners
  • Vacation rental companies sharing keys with guests, cleaners, greeters, or maintenance staff
  • Real estate agents sharing keys with contractors and staff
  • Busy urban residents sharing keys with their friends, cleaners or contractors.

Is KeyNest secure?

We take security very seriously at KeyNest. Keys are stored securely and only ever handled by trained staff. We will never ask you to provide us with your exact address, so the identity of your keys will be protected at all times. Our automatic notifications mean that you'll always be able to track the movements of your keys. Head over to our security section to find out more.

Which plan is right for me?

We have three price plans, and you can choose the best plan for you based off how often your keys will be collected. Pay monthly is our most popular subscription plan, and we recommend it for Airbnb hosts with a busy booking schedule. Pay yearly is our best value subscription plan. If you’re using KeyNest as a one-off then we also offer a pay as you go plan.

Where is my nearest KeyNest?

We have over 300 locations across the USA, so your local KeyNest is probably just around the corner. Head over to our locations map to find your nearest KeyNest.

There isn't a KeyNest near me, what do I do?

If there isn't a Keynest Store near you, then fill out our request form. It's helpful if you can suggest a store for us to work with. You should also let us know if you need a 24-hour store so we can make sure it has the right opening hours. We're able to prioritise stores for customers who will be adding at least two keys or adding a yearly plan - but we aim to get back to all requests within two weeks.

How do I add new keys to my account?

Adding your keys only takes 30 seconds! Sign up or log in and you’ll be promoted to add a new key. Then just choose your local store and select your plan, and your key will be added to your account.

How do I drop off my keys?

After you add a key in the My Keys section online, you will receive a 6-digit drop-off code. Share this code with the staff at our store, who will check the code and attach one of our fobs. The keys will then be scanned and stored securely. You only need a drop-off code the first time you drop your keys off at the store - after that, scanning the fob will record the key as being dropped off in store.

How are my keys collected?

Generate a collection code from the my keys section of your dashboard and send the details to the person who will be collecting the key. They can then collect the key by sharing the code with the staff at our store, who will hand over the keys once the code has been verified.

How will I know if my keys have been collected?

Every time your keys are dropped off or collected at one of our stores you’ll automatically receive an email notification with the details. You can also see the movement history of your keys at any time by logging into your KeyNest dashboard.

How are my keys returned?

Returning keys is easy - they just need to be handed back to the shopkeeper at our store, who will scan the fob and store the keys securely again.

What should I do if my Airbnb guest is arriving late?

All of our locations have long opening hours, but if your guest still won’t arrive on time you can transfer the keys to one of our 24-hour stores. You can find these locations over on our store map. If you’re not able to transfer the keys yourself give us a call and we’ll be able to recommend a courier service.

What should I do if I lose or damage my KeyNest fob?

Our fobs are pretty sturdy, but if they’re damaged or lost give us a call on +1 646-912-707099 and we’ll sort it out.

How do I add a time limit to my codes?

When you book a code you'll be given the option to add a time limit to your code's validity. You can choose a starting point (for example, if you want to make sure a guest doesn't get their key before their check in time) an end point (if you want to make sure a code won't be valid after the end of a guest's booking) or both. Just turn the time limit option on and enter the times and dates that you'd like. If you don't want to add a time limit to your code then just leave the option turned off - your code will remain valid until it has been used.

Can KeyNest send details to my guest for me?

Yes we can! Before completing the checkout when booking a new code you'll see the option share collection details automatically. Turn the option on and enter your guest's email address. We'll then send the collection instructions to your guest - including the collection code and store location.