How much should I charge for the security deposit? Updated July 17, 2023 18:29 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 amount you are most comfortable with. This deposit will serve to cover any additional fees that may arise such as damage, extra mileage, or other fees. Note that a transaction fee applies to these additional fees.