I am going to book a listing and I am a marijuana smoker. I live in California so it's legal, but I totally understand if some people don't like it. The listing I am looking at says, "Smoking is allowed", but doesn't elaborate on any of their house rules.
Does that mean it is okay to smoke inside or it's okay to smoke outside?
I messaged the host but it's been a few days and they haven't responded.
I'm just trying to get some clarity so I can book ASAP before it becomes unavailable. I'm booking this listing either way, but I just want to know if I should bring weed or not.
Does the place show an outside seating area or a porch? If it turns out that you can only smoke outside, if it has an area like that, would it be an issue for you to smoke outside?
I would think that if a host has indicated "Smoking allowed", but didn't specify anywhere that it was only to be done outside, it wouldn't matter, but of course it's never a good idea to assume things.
Did you read through all of the listing wording? Clicked on "read more?" It might be mentioned somewhere other than house rules.
I would actually be a little wary of booking a place where the host hasn't bothered to answer your message in several days.
@Mina787 When you send an inquiry to a host, Airbnb gives them a 24 hour deadline to reply before knocking down their Response Rate, which is visible near the bottom of the listing page. I don't recommend booking with a host who doesn't send a timely response.
"Smoking allowed" can mean a lot of things, and you're completely right to ask about it before booking. Some hosts in California may allow tobacco smoking but forbid Marijuana in their homes despite it being legal. But if they've done due diligence in completing their listing, their rules around smoking will appear under House Rules when you click the Policies tab.