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.
@Inna22 On Sept 9th, the city council passed a permanent ban which goes into effect October 17th.
"Starting Oct. 17, property owners will no longer be able to rent out units on a single-night basis, which was billed by the mayor’s office as a way to crack down on party houses. Also, the new rule gives city residents more power to oppose STRs in their neighborhoods. Neighbors can already petition to have these arrangements banned in their precincts if they’re in certain low-density areas (typically, zoning districts 1, 2 and 3). With the passage of today’s ordinance, registered voters in more areas can come together and create Restricted Residential Zones, with the new rule expanding this right to those in residential zoning districts 3.5 through 5. Such restricted zones require at least 25% of registered voters within the precincts to agree to the prohibition."