Has anyone had trouble with potential guests trying to book over the Halloween weekend? I totally understand trying to prevent parties, but I have had a 2-night minimum for a long time and now a guest is trying to book the two nights over the weekend and Airbnb is still telling her that she can’t. The majority of my bookings are from local people right now who just need to get out of the house so I don’t want to lose a booking just because it happens to be Halloween weekend.
It’s not anything fishy @Ellie96 .
Airbnb notified US and Canadian hosts a few weeks back it was blocking one night bookings made for one night on the Friday or Saturday to help prevent Airbnb’s being used for parties.
@Ellie96 Try having the guests change their location within their profile settings. Airbnb is definitely preventing "locals" from booking private spaces. I had a local student book over Halloween but because her profile (or maybe government ID) listed her home state her booking got through.
Yes, I had one guest trying to book a one room Nov 5th two days out and was blocked. She was flagged as Party risk! One person! 7 days after halloween! One bedroom with one bed! Totally unacceptable and when I called they said they cant over ride the system. Their new platform and new policies are not realistic, this has cut into my rentals down to 0. Airbnb has over exceeded their boundaries.