How much should I charge for the security deposit? Updated November 09, 2022 17:07 As a host, part of the listing process is to set the price of your security deposit. We recommend setting this amount anywhere between $500 and $1,500, but ultimately you can set the price you are most comfortable with. This deposit will serve to cover any additional costs that may arise such as damage, extra mileage, or other closeout charges. Note that a service fee may apply to the closeout charges.