Hi I'm just new hosting. I got a guy booking from UK my house in Venus Bay Victoria Australia. He said he joins his next to my house. I got 3 bedrooms he booked it on 29 Dec to 2 Jan. I forgot in my booking ask for deposit.
My question are, after confirmed booking it means he already paid to airbnb ? Could he cancel it in the last minute? Is it could be a scam? Can ask him to pay deposit now or it too late?
Plz help some advise. Thanks
You must read more about hosting.
"confirmed booking" - yes, they did pay to airbnb
"Could he cancel it in the last minute? " - yes, and then your cancellation policy applies plus extenuating circumstances
" Is it could be a scam? " - dunno
"Can ask him to pay deposit now or it too late?" - No, you can't ask for any deposit outside Airbnb
Have you read the useful community guides on these forums - particularly the one for new hosts.
And Airbnb Help Centre - if not do have a read.
You can set up a deposit for future guests (see Airbnb Help Centre)
You can set your listing to strict cancellation for future guests.(see Airbnb Help Centre).