Anyone know where/when this was released? I don’t see anything on the Updates page and I didn’t get this notification from Airbnb myself.
We allow one night bookings and often get couples taking a night away from it all at our little retreat. My occupancy limit is 5 and I'm vigilant about extra guests, so parties are not a concern. But losing out on bookings is a concern.
In Europe Halloween is not a festive day at all....
but i understand it only affects US and Canada
But i do not understand why booking is not allowed, if limited to a certain amount of guests.
@Colleen253 Here in Chicago we've had a block on one night stays since April. We got notified via email. In fact, the city likes it so much they are considering make it permanent.
Actually, even before Covid, I would block out Halloween and New Year due to one-night partiers.
@Michelle53 I hosted a lovely couple on New Year’s Eve. ‘He’ proposed to ‘she’ and it was a memorable stay for them, based on the gushing feedback I got. I love that two people will always associate our place with such an important event in their lives. I’m sad to think that may not be allowed to happen again.
@Colleen253 I think it totally depends on where you are located.
I've had a lot of great people coming into town for a one night stay, attending a concert or event. And then, there are those few who spoil it for the rest. The thing about Halloween is the mess made by costumes - glitter, paint, sequins, fake hair, makeup on everything.
New Year - well, New Year. I've had a couple of very loud, obviously very drunk, guests over New Year, and just don't do it any more.
Realize this is probably not Airbnb doing this blocking - it is likely your local government making them do it. Maybe your mayor has been talking to our mayor about party houses, and our mayor said "well, we ban single night stays.....".
I live in Western New York, out in the country, very rural. Airbnb cancelled my reservation to host Oct 31. Young couple wanting to visit the area. I don't see it as a problem them staying and enjoying time away. Not sure why Airbnb would cancel their reservation, hope they understand.