Need one night stay surcharge option

in
Kennewick, WA
Level 2
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With the increased cost and risk of cleaning between guests (due to COVID), we really need Airbnb to enable a one night surcharge option. I don’t want to switch to a multi night minimum stay or significantly increase my cleaning fee, but the one night stays are now much harder to accommodate safely and I’d like to state a one night minimum stay but with a surcharge if only staying one night. Is there any way to get Airbnb to address this?  

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Re: Need one night stay surcharge option

in
England, United Kingdom
Level 10

@Carol611 Why don't you want to use the cleaning fee? It seems ideal as it will amortise over the number of nights stayed with one nighters paying a lot per night and gradually reducing on a per night basis as the booking length increases.

I suspect Airbnb have bigger fish to fry than accommodating the quirks of every host (myself included)

Re: Need one night stay surcharge option

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Clare, Australia
Level 10

@Carol611 the simple answer is to charge 'whatever you need to' for the 1st night, then significantly discount for the following nights. (eg. 20% after 1 night...).

Just test out some numbers on a spreadsheet where you can play with money and percentages. 

That should make a decent incentive for long term stays, and the single nighters will pay the right price without any complicated explanations. 

Good luck with the maths.

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