Please Vote To Remove/Amend Group Payment Option Unfair to Host

Status changed to: Under Consideration

Dear Fellow Hosts, Happy New Years All! I’m requesting your help as I believe our group voice and oppinions as hosts matter. I’ve communicated with Airbnb this evening and received confirmation that if more than one guest makes a reservation request, guests now have the choice to select “Group Payment” all while blocking the host calendar by selecting this new feature and have not the standard 24 hours hosts and guests nit selecting this option must adhere to but have up to 72 hours to make payment PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 24 hours given to the guest submitting the reservation request to make up for any difference in payment. This essentially means a group of any above 1 person can block a host calendar for 96 hours/ 4 DAYS and then not even book at all, all the while blocking those dates on a hosts calendar for other guests willing and able to pay in a timely fashion of 24 hours. The host presently has no options or recourse on this and wont even know when approving a request if the guest will elect group payment option. Please vote thumbs up to this post if you are in favor of removing the group option payment feature AND/OR reducing to the same 24 hours hosts and anyone else has AND/OR or in the least giving the host the option to remove this feature from their profile to book. We have a voice on this important subject if used together. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration! Best, Reina B


Response from Airbnb

Thanks for your feedback on Group Payments. This is a new feature and we know it needs some refining, so we really value your input. We hear your concerns about having your calendars locked while guests complete their payments. We are actively reviewing ways to address this for hosts and are still collecting feedback before we make our next change. We appreciate your patience as we continue working toward a Group Payments feature that works great for hosts and guests.


Marzena4 in
Kraków, PL
Level 10

Hello @Reina7. You would have to start a discussion thread in the Host Voice section. Other hosts will vote for that. But check over there - it seems to me that someone else once started a similar topic. I'm not sure though.

Rachel13 in
Morzine, France
Level 5

Reina - yes I agree with you 100%! Thanks for doing this.

Juliana67 in
Florianopolis, Brazil
Level 3


Angie121 in
Weston, FL
Level 2


Joyce104 in
Batu Caves, Malaysia
Level 2

indeed a very good suggestion. 

Jennifer753 in
New Haven, CT
Level 1

Yes and Yes!! It only makes sense.  Thank you for getting it headed in the right direction.

Judy-And-Steve0 in
Swannanoa, NC
Level 1

I agree. How do we vote! 

Graça11 in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 1

Yes, completely agree with you

Reina7 in
Atlanta, GA
Level 8

Hi Tx so much for letting me know. Not sure exactly how to do that. Ill try to figure it out. :) 

Edith0 in
Paris, France
Level 10

I vote for

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