Airbnb is introducing new rules for instant book:
Improved calendaring — giving hosts with multiple listings (for example, a host with a listing for an entire home and a separate listing for a room inside that home) controls to link their Airbnb calendars and prevent double-bookings, as well as the ability to set minimum night requirements for specific dates.
• The ability to save days for guests inquiring about a listing — allowing hosts to hold certain days from being instantly bookable (by other guests) if they are already in conversations.
• Tools to better manage guest expectations — via a new guest-education capability, where all first-time guests will receive education on how Airbnb is a different experience from hotels. Existing Airbnb guests now need to to read and agree to hosts’ house rules and expectations about their listing before booking.
• Check-in/check-out parameters — giving hosts flexibility to only allow check-ins/check-outs on specific days of the week and at certain times, since some hosts prefer to be present to greet guests and help them get settled.
• Rebooking controls — restrict guests that have been rated three stars or lower by a host from being able to instantly book with that host again