So you want to turn off Instant Booking on your Airbnb listing. Maybe you’ve had a bad experience and are uncomfortable with someone booking your home without asking first. Or maybe your house is listed on several short-term rental websites and you want to avoid double-booking. Whatever the reason, this quick guide will give you easy steps to turn off Instant Booking.
But first, there are several details to be aware of before you turn off Instant Booking.
If you’ve read those caveats and still want to disable Instant Booking, we understand! Sometimes it makes sense to personally approve every guest who requests to book. To make it easy for you, we’ve put together the following quick and easy instructions for disabling Instant Booking on any, or all, of your listings.
And that’s it! Instant Booking is turned off, and every guest will be required to personally check with you before booking.
If you want to turn Instant Booking back on, simply repeat the steps, but choose “Guests who meet all your requirements can book without requesting approval” during the third step. And finally, if you want even more information about Instant Booking, just visit www.airbnb.com/host/instant!
Originally from Connecticut, Kevin moved to Los Angeles in 2013 and worked his way up to becoming an editor on award-winning reality TV shows. Kevin owns 4 short term rentals in Southern California and founded AirHost Academy to help other hosts improve their business.
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