Snooze your Airbnb listing so that you can get a break.

How to Snooze Airbnb Listing (Quick Guide)

AirHost Academy is a participant in affiliate marketing programs, such as the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. AirHost Academy is not affiliated with Airbnb or any of its underlying companies in any way.

Sometimes you need a break from Airbnb: Here’s how to snooze your Airbnb listing so that you don’t have to worry about any unexpected bookings.

How to Snooze Your Airbnb Listing on Desktop

Here’s how to snooze your listing from while you’re on your computer:

  1. Log in to your Airbnb account
  2. Switch to Hosting
  3. Choose Menu at the top of the host admin page
  4. Choose Listing
  5. Scroll down to Listing Status
  6. Click Edit
  7. In the listing status options, select “Snoozed”
  8. Enter the dates that you want to snooze and click Save

How to Snooze Your Airbnb Listing on the Mobile App

Here’s how to snooze your listing from the mobile app, while you’re on your phone:

  1. Open the Airbnb app
  2. Click your Profile
  3. Select Switch to Hosting (if logged in as a guest)
  4. Select Menu at the bottom of the screen and select your listing
  5. Click Booking Settings tab
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  7. Under “Management,” click Status
  8. Adjust the snooze options

Note: Snoozing your listing will completely remove it from Airbnb’s search results. It won’t just block out the days that you want snoozed (like it would if an actual guest rented your place for that period of time).

Snooze your Airbnb listing when you're out of town.
Snooze your Airbnb listing according to your schedule. If you’re going out of town for a week and you don’t want to have to deal with your rental remotely, just take it off the search results for a week.

Will Snoozing Affect My Search Ranking?

Once you put your rental back online, does it take a hit in the search results because you snoozed it for a week or two? How does snoozing affect SEO, if at all?

Airbnb keeps their official list of SEO factors confidential, so we’ll have to make an educated guess.

The short answer: possibly, but probably not. It likely depends on how long and how often you snooze your listing.

According to the official Airbnb site, the main factors that affect Airbnb’s SEO are the following:

  1. “Guest Needs:” naturally, Airbnb’s search results, first and foremost, aim to match a guest with exactly what they’re searching for. For example, if the guest has added a lot of boutique vintage forest cabins to their favorites, your shared bedroom in an apartment might not be a great fit, so it will probably rank lower. Not much to do about this one, from an easily manipulated algorithmic standpoint.
  2. “Listing Details:” These are all of the things that are, more or less, under your control:
    • The price of your Airbnb, relative to those in your area.
    • Number of five-star reviews.
    • Listing location.
    • Whether or not Instant Book is turned on.
    • How quickly the host responds to requests.
  3. Trip Details: Everything that the guest filters themselves…
    • Number of guests.
    • Length of the trip.
    • When the guests plan on going on the trip

Of those official factors, the two that indicate that snoozing might affect your SEO results are the ones that we put in italics: whether or not Instant Book is on, and how quickly the host responds.

Why? Because those factors involve availability and responsiveness, both of which are highly affected when you “snooze” a listing.

However, Airbnb probably assumes that you don’t want your listing to be active forever. It’s likely that a couple snoozes here and there aren’t going to affect you at all, and there’s anecdotal evidence from community members that this is the case.


Snoozing your Airbnb listing is simple; all you have to do is follow the instructions above.

Will it hurt your search ranking? Our opinion is that it technically could, but you’d have to go far overboard with it in order for that to happen. You’re almost certainly safe as long as you’re not taking your listing off for months at a time.

About the Author Phil Sykora

Phil Sykora is a freelance writer from Cleveland, OH. His work is focused on the real estate industry covering short term rentals. Phil is currently living in Costa Rica taking advantage of "geoarbitrage." Phil combines his passion for travel with his short term rental experiences to offer hosts advice on how to make guests feel right at home.