down payment

in
Milan, Italy
Level 2
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Hello,

 

A client has asked me how much is the down payment when making a booking.

Is there a standard down payment set by airbnb or the host can decide how much should the down payment be?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Alessandro Kihlgren

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Re: down payment

in
Edmonton, Canada
Level 10

Hi @Alessandro32,

 

Yes, the down payment is the entire booking amount at the time of booking chrage to their credit card.  If they cannot pay the entire amount at the time of booking, they cannot book on Airbnb.

 

Dave

Re: down payment

in
Milan, Italy
Level 2

Do you mean that when a client makes a booking he has to pay immediately the full booking amount? Is not possible to pay 50% immediatelly and the other 50% at a later date (for example one month before the arrival)?

Re: down payment

in
London, United Kingdom
Level 10

No that is not possible....certainly for short stays - for longer stays (ie over a month) there is a differnt arrangement

Re: down payment

in
Milan, Italy
Level 2

Thanks a lot for the explanation

Re: down payment

in
Edmonton, Canada
Level 10

Hi @Alessandro32,

 

Yes the person does pay the full amount at the time of booking except for the security deposit which there is a hold put on the credit card for that amount.

 

For long term, they take the first month and then charge the guest month by month.

 

Dave

 

Re: down payment

in
Milan, Italy
Level 2

Hi Dave, Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation.  Everything is clear now. Alessandro

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