Pay Less Upfront

in
Tasmania, Australia
Level 1
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Does anyone know how to implement the Pay Less Upfront arrangement for guests? All the advice I have seen on Airbnb is that the full payment needs to be made once the guest books but I have heard that 2 payments can be made one upfront and one later. Thanks, Ian 

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Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
London, United Kingdom
Level 10

@Ian147

 

Someone else posted a similar message earlier today but then said it was a mistake as they were referring to their listing on VBRO

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Tasmania, Australia
Level 1

Thanks ... but I have heard that the arrangement for 2 payments exists in Airbnb. Ian

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 10

@Ian147

Only if you book for more than 28 days, then it will be possible to pay into two parts or more. It is an Airbnb procedure, and the host do not have control on this. For exemple, if the guest books for 40 days period, he/she can pay first for the 28 days in advance and later on for the rest of the stay. If it is a 70 days booking, the payment can be in 3 installments, being 28 days + 28 days + 10 days. 

If the guests book for less than 28 days period, they pay at once.

Anyway, depending on the country, it is possible to pay in stallments via cred card for less than 28 days. Anyway, the host is paid in full 24 hours after checkout. In Brazil, guests can pay in 3 stallments via cred card (without paying interest), but the host has no control on this. We can just advise the guest about this possibility, but we can not set this as an option. It appears automatically for the guest. 

You can check if in your country there is this possibility via cred card by phoning Airbnb. 

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Galicia, Spain
Level 3

No man. It's a different and new thing on Airbnb.

 

Please check out the prints above.

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 10

@Ian147

I think I have seen it somewhere too, but it is between the guest and ABB, you will get payed 24 h after your guest check in anyway

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Tasmania, Australia
Level 1

It makes sense that the arrangement is between the guest and Airbnb but what I heard is that the arrangement was available or set up on a hosts site with the guest then able to choose the Pay Less Upfront arrangement as an option.

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Galicia, Spain
Level 3

Here you can see that "Pay Less Upfront" "https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14036429"

 

But Im loonking for to active it on my listing too.

Or just know how does it works and When will it become available for all listings.

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Galicia, Spain
Level 3

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 10

here: 

 

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Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Bergen, Norway
Level 10

@Ian147

As far as I know it is only "available" if you tweak the system, making a private agreement with the guest to book say three nights out of 6, block the the three following nights in the calendar, then unblock the calendar and extend the booking at an agreed date.

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Galicia, Spain
Level 3

The Airbnb doesn't agree with this kind of "tweak"

So, if you follow the link above, maybe you the "pay less upfront'

 

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Bergen, Norway
Level 10

@Carlos-De-Jesus0

Are you making fun of us or just trying to advertise your property.  The links takes me to a listing and only that.

Why would airbnb not agree to a booking being extended ?  

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Galicia, Spain
Level 3

I'm not making fun if nobody. That`s listing is not mine. I don't know that hosts

I`ve understood you told us that you can rent your listing for 3 days, and block your calendar for more 3 days and earn the money for these extra 3 days without Airbnb.> This is the way that Airbnb doesn`t agree

 

This is the print of the listing that Ive gave you here.

 

Check it out: https://goo.gl/mtFLLj

 

Please check out these articles:

 

https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/199/what-should-i-do-if-someone-asks-me-to-pay-outside-of-the-ai...

 

https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/1696/pay-less-upfront-terms

 

 

Re: Pay Less Upfront

in
Bergen, Norway
Level 10

@Carlos-De-Jesus0

I am not suggesting to deal outside of airbnb - I am suggesting changing/extending the existing three day booking (example) to a 6 day booking (example again).

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