In the past, when I booked an airbnb, the address was shown after booking. Is this always the case?
You need to be very careful because sometimes you only get the address 48 hours later -- when the free cancel period ends. While most bookings have "Exact location provided after booking":
there are some where this is missing and of course no warning is shown
According to a reddit post
Now that Airbnb has a "grace period" for bookings made with strict cancellation, they have stopped giving out the address details until the grace period is over. This happened because a lot of hosts (me included) felt that it was very unsafe to allow people to book, get our private info including address info and check-in details and then cancel within the grace period. So now they only give out specific address details after the grace period is over (48 hours after booking).
Which is partially not true because I have, up until now, received address information immediately after booking always -- but sometimes check in information was only given close to check in which was fine.
Airbnb help is not at all forthcoming about this -- while I can't find anything on the guest side of help about this, if you were to Google this problem you might land on this article which says
Your exact map location is available to confirmed guests,
Which is not true. Be mindful of this when using airbnb if location matters to you.
It depends on the landlord - there is no official requirement to give you the exact address at any time before you move in. I had cases where they send it only two days before, and cases where it is even in the offering. Sometimes you can also find the name in google maps.
I don't see a problem with that, but if it is important for you to know earlier, you could always contact the landlord and ask him - even before booking.
I can only imagine that this detail is an X-Y problem - you don't really need to know the exact address, but you need to know how far it is exactly from a specific point, like the bus station (having to carry heavy / lots of luggage 50 meters is quite different from 500 meters), or from a place you will need to get to every day, like for work or a training (again, walking 50m every day is quite different from walking 500m every day, especially if you walk with crutches), etc.
So consider what you really need to know, and ask.