Does Steam Accept PayPal? (All You Need to Know)

Steam is a digital distribution service for video games in which you can play, discuss, and create games all through steam.

If you use or would like to use Steam to play, create, and discuss video games, you might be curious about the available payment methods and if Steam accepts PayPal? I did some research, and this is what I found!

Does Steam Accept PayPal In [currentyear]?

Steam does accept PayPal, but if you’re in a country where PayPal is unavailable, you will have to find an alternative payment method to PayPal. Additionally, Steam is a secure website to use and will accept other payment methods such as your debit card, Visa, Mastercard, and more.

If you would like to learn how to use PayPal with steam, which countries accept PayPal, and more, then keep reading to see what I found!

What Countries Does Steam Accept PayPal in?

Steam accepts PayPal as a payment method in every country PayPal is available in. Unfortunately, PayPal is currently not available in the following countries:

  • Antarctica
  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bouvet Island
  • Central African Republic
  • Cuba, Democratic
  • Christmas Island
  • People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Myanmar
  • Pakistan
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Timor-Leste
  • Uzbekistan

If you are accessing Steam from any of these countries, you will have to find another payment method other than PayPal. Other options Steam will accept are as follows:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • JCB

Additionally, Steam will accept a Steam Gift Card or your debit card.

Is PayPal Safe to Use on Steam?

Is PayPal Safe to Use on Steam?

PayPal is safe to use on Steam. As long as you have a PayPal account and your info is saved, you can use PayPal and you won’t have to enter any of your payment info.

Furthermore, Steam is a secure website to use, because the company uses HTTPS encryptions, so any information put into Steam is safe.

How Do I Use PayPal on Steam?

To use PayPal on Steam, you need to have a PayPal account with a linked bank account, linked credit or debit card, or a PayPal balance.

Once you have a PayPal account with saved payment options, you can use it to pay for items on Steam.

To add funds to your Steam Wallet using PayPal, follow the below steps:

  1. Begin by logging in to your Steam account
  2. Second, click your profile name
  3. Then, click “Account Details”
  4. Next, click “+Add funds to your Steam Wallet,” and enter an amount
  5. Proceed to checkout, select PayPal as your payment option, and click “Continue”
  6. Following, there will be a screen with a PayPal button. Click the button, and you will be taken to the PayPal login
  7. Log in to your PayPal account, and select one of your saved payment methods
    • Credit or debit card
    • Bank account
    • PayPal balance
  8. Finally, review the details, and click “Agree & Pay”

To use PayPal on Steam to purchase items:

  1. Login to your Steam account
  2. Once you’re logged in, select the item(s) you want to purchase, and click “Add to cart”
  3. Next, select either “Purchase for myself,” or “Purchase as a gift”
  4. After you will be sent to the “Payment Method” page, there you can select PayPal as your payment method
  5. Then, as stated previously, you will need to click the PayPal button, login to your PayPal account, and choose one of your saved payment methods on PayPal that you want to use
    • Credit or debit card
    • Bank account
    • PayPal balance
  6. Last, review the details and click “Agree & Pay”

Does Steam Refund PayPal?

Fortunately, Steam will refund purchases through PayPal. To submit your refund request, use

The guidelines to request a refund are 14 days after your payment, and there must be less than 2 hours of playtime on the game.

Furthermore, if you have played a game longer than 2 hours, you may still submit a request for a refund, and customer service will take a look at it, but it cannot be outside of the 14-day limit.

If your refund is approved, it will take up to 7 days to process, unless it’s international.

Additionally, if your refund is approved within 24 hours of your purchase, the purchase is canceled and the money is not withdrawn from your account.

This process can take up to 10 days.

To request a refund through Steam:

  1. Start by going to, “Steam Help,” and logging in to your account
  2. Second, click “Purchases”
  3. Next, find and click the purchase you want to refund
    1. If you can’t find your purchase, it’s because it’s outside of the 14-day window and ineligible.
  4. Then, you need to select your problem with the product
    • “I purchased this by accident”
    • “Gameplay or technical issue”
  5. Following, click “I’d like to request a refund”
  6. Finally, you will then need to fill out the request form and submit it

When your refund request is finished, you will receive a confirmation email.

To know more, you can also read our posts on what is PayPal Key, if PayPal owns Venmo, and how long do PayPal refunds take.


PayPal is accepted by Steam. Unfortunately, you can only use PayPal through Steam in the countries it currently operates in. If PayPal is unavailable in your country, you will have to find an alternative payment method.

Furthermore, Steam is a secure website to use PayPal or any other payment method. You can also easily request refunds from Steam for purchases made through PayPal.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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