How Much Does a Guest Pay? - A Community Help Guide

Dave-and-Deb0
Level 10
Edmonton, Canada

How Much Does a Guest Pay? - A Community Help Guide

Several hosts have posted on the Community Center asking how much a guest pays for staying at their listing. You can get an estimate of what a guest will pay BUT the price varies depending on where the guest is booking from. Here is how!

Step 1: Go to your listing and then select "Preview Listing".

 

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Step 2: Insert the check in and check out dates and the number of guests.

 

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You will now have an estimate of how much the guest will pay. Please be aware that the price showing can be different depending on where the guest is from. Please see the screen captures of my result, Elaine's and @Jeannette0's.  Thank you ladies for helping me out with this!

My result - Edmonton, Alberta. Canada.

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Elaine's result - La belle France

 

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@Jeannette0's result - Maryland, Baltimore. USA

 

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Cheers


Dave

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Bryan93
Level 4
Surrey, Canada

Very interesting how AirBnB does this:

 

My info from AirBnB for this guest said:

 

$434 X 3 nights  $1302

 

Total (USD) $1448

 

The guest's said:

Price details
$568.01 x 3 nights. $1,704.03
Taxes $164.55
Total (USD)
$1,868.58
Includes a $210.81 service fee.

 

They are inflating the per night fee by $130

Mike-And-Jane0
Level 10
England, United Kingdom

@Bryan93 what countries dollars is the above in?

Devin-and-Sarah0
Level 3
Calgary, Canada

When Do You Pay On Airbnb?

 

Your Airbnb payment is collected once the host accepts your reservation request or you book a reservation with Instant Booking.

 

In some countries, you will have the option to only pay a 50% deposit when you book with Airbnb’s new “Pay Less Up Front” program.

Your payment will be charged for the entire amount you choose at that time.

 

Source: https://www.airbnbuniverse.com/airbnb-when-do-you-pay/


Devin & Sarah, Superhost and Bloggers
Bonnie133
Level 2
Los Angeles, CA

I  learned the hard way.

 

You have to be very careful of the discounts on airbnb.

When I signed up I gave a 20% booking discount for 1st 3 bookings . I  thought it was only for the nightly rate .  I did not know it was on top the 20% weekly and 45% monthly discounts. 

I also had no idea it was set on auto book so that someone could book without communicating with me. 

It is very difficult to get help with how Airbnb calculates their pricing. I would definetely suggest that no one new signs up for  automatic booking .

 

Did you know that when someone books 1  month they automatically receive am extended stay discount off of any days they book on  either side of that month?

For instance  lets say someone signs up to arrive July 15 and they want to stay until Sept 30th.

That is 2 weeks and 3 days. 

I thought my $600 weekly would be in effect for the first to weeks and the daily rate $100 for the last 3 days they would receive the 45% monthly discount for Aug and Sept at $1,700. 

 

Well it was not true . Airbnb looked at it as 77 days and gave a 45% discount on the entire reservation. 

I had to increase my nightly charge to 139.00  in order to net what i need on the long term reservations that use a partial month. 

 

I may not get any reservations that way but I don't know what else to do I do not want to price my house to low after all its at the beach. I wish they would price month as month , week as week and day as day instead of the way they do it.

 

Bonnie

Bonnie L. Kanner
Ken320
Level 2
Thornton, CO

You could always offer less of a discount. Lets say 5% off for a week and 10% off for a month. Or whatever makes sense to you. 

Sri12
Level 2
Phoenix, AZ

@Bonnie133 That exactly happened to me haha!

Bonnie133
Level 2
Los Angeles, CA

I have the same problem. Someone please confirm my calcilations. 

 

I just learned that our pricing for weekly and monthly does not matter if a person books more than 28 days. 

Airbnb goes strictly by day. So if someone is staying 2 months 2 weeks and 3 days AIRbnb looks at it as 77 days and will take your day rate times 77 and then deduct the monthly discount you set.

 

***So at $139.00 per night for 77 days minus 45% discount for long term they would pay $4,816.35 minus airbnb fees.

Bonnie L. Kanner
Noa12
Level 1
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Hi everyone. I am also new here and I need an advice.

I set a low price per night cause my home is at the suburb. I thought that the price will be per night and also per person. I got a reservation for 5 people. and I thought the price will be multiply by 5. or at least be higher. but I don't see any change in the price in that reservation. why is that? Is the price that I put per night doesn't suppose to change if there are more persons?

Reesha1
Level 1
null

Hello,

 

I need some assistance. I have set different rates for decemer in my airbnb ($25pppn)

However I just had an inquiry for that month and the inquiry rate shows a lesser price ($15pppn which is the low season rate that I usually charge)

I checked my calender and the rates seem to be that of the higher one ($25)

Why does it seem that i will be losing out on money with the inquiry? This has never happened before?

Please assist

Thanks

Daphne30
Level 2
London, United Kingdom

I have just had the same experience.  My advertised nghtly rate is £189 oer night but a guest has just booked for £211 for TWO nights.  How come?  I do not offer a discount.

Anastasio0
Level 1
Brighton, United Kingdom

Hello,

i am new...

In a 2 single bed room, do the hosts charge per night based for 1 or 2 people? 

 

Thank you you for your help and time.

 

Maria1392
Level 3
Ketchum, ID

2 people normally pay the same as one, I charge an extra 10 usd per person per night after double occupancy. 

Anastasio0
Level 1
Brighton, United Kingdom

Hello,

i am new...

In a 2 single bed room, do the hosts charge per night based for 1 or 2 people? 

 

Thank you you for your help and time. 🙏

 

Anastasio0
Level 1
Brighton, United Kingdom

Hello,

i am new...

In a 2 single bed room, do the hosts charge per night based for 1 or 2 people? 

 

Thank you you for your help and time. 🙏

 

Eljjov0
Level 2
Baguio, PH

Neti1
Level 4
New Orleans, LA

I like the feature on the calendar, that you can select the dates there, and choose the link "what do guests pay" just under the Price for the night. Neti

Eljjov0
Level 2
Baguio, PH
Isabelle319
Level 2
Hamburg, Germany

I am new at hosting with Airbnb. 

My question is = why Airbnb is charging my 2nd customer a nighty price different from the one I have set in my profile? I checked in my profile and my price is correct but i received a mail from Airbnb telling me how much I was going to earn with my next guest and the nighty price announced/requested by Airbnb is different. How comes??!

I sent a message to the help desk but no answe so far....

Have you already faced such situation? Thanks for helping me. 

 

 

Maria1392
Level 3
Ketchum, ID

Did you set the smart pricining on? That could be the reason why is different prices...

Frank233
Level 2
Newtown, Australia

Hallo Isabelle, das ist ne leichte Frage.

Fuer mich ist sie das - but perhaps not for you as you find it confusing, clearly.

The answer can be foud in you pricing settings.

Have a look when you go to manage your listing(s), go to pricing, scroll down to extra charges, there is an extra guest charge.

click on "edit". Scroll down again.

Now you can amend/adjust/delete the charge for extra guests, counting after the first or second guest, or third, that is up to you. 

In my case I have a whole 2-storey house on offer and when there are only 2 guests I charge the standard room charge only, or if the whole house is required and I have to vacate my home, for example if the party consists of more than 2 guest, i.e. 3-6 people, I will charge for the 3rd guest, the 4th, the 5th and the 6th an extra amount to cover for my overheads.

(e.g. me moving to another location, extra usage of water/electricity/gas/towels/bedlinen/cleaning after check-out may jusify another $50 per additional head) Any hotel you go to also has a max. number of people per room restriciton, then extra charges will apply.

If you only want to charge a flat charge regardless, it may be best to set the extra guest rate to $0.

Does this make sense and have I answered your question?

 

Gruss aus dem schoenen Sydney,

Frank

 

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