How do I indicate only one night after a booking for preparation time? This option does not seem available. It is either NONE, so there is no time to clean, or 1 night before AND after, meaning 2 nights. I just lost a booking for this reason. Airbnb had blocked 2 nights between bookings, so dates requested were no longer available.
Hello @Cathy224 ,
When reservation (A) is made, and only the night BEFORE is blocked, it means the next (still to book) reservation (B) can check-in on the same date when A will check-out. So no preparation time for B
When reservation (A) is made, and only the night AFTER it is blocked, it means an earlier (still to book) reservation (B) can check-out on the same date when A will check-in. So no preparation time for B
So that's why the night before AND after the reservation need to blocked, to be prevent checking in/out will be ever on the same day, which means : not giving you the preparation time you want.
Agree. Makes me no sense. We need the option to just block the day after. I believe I've lost business because of this approach, yet I don't want to go below 1 day, unless I know I have cleaned up.
I've often removed the block on the day of departure, but not until I have cleaned.
I never need the day ahead, and yet someone thinks they are smarter than me.
@Josh194 you are one of many, many hosts who wish there was some choice other than same-day turnovers, and a 2-day gap.
I remember hearing some mathematical explanation about why the system has to have a day-before AND a day-after gap, but I don't remember where.
As I understand it, it is either a 2-day gap, or allow same day check-in after a check-out. (Or, of course, 4-day gaps.)
@Josh194@Matthew285 I can't imagine how this makes any sense. I wish you could find the "mathematical explanation", Matthew, I'd love to see it. I never take same day bookings, but I certainly don't need a day after a guest leaves to clean, just the day before. If every booking has a day blocked out before the booking, you'd always have a day to clean between guests.
As soon as I get a confirmed booking, I go to the calendar and manually block the day before check in and the day of check out, at a minimum. Like many other hosts, I wish we had an option of opting out of same day check out/check ins but as mentioned it's either a 2 day gap or no gap. I tend to get longer term guests so in these cases, I usually just block 2~3 days before and after.
I actually wish we could block a longer time for prep - like 4-5 days. Since we have a larger space we clean and just in case the previous Guest might of left damages or something we have to fix.