How Do I Set Minimum Stay Requirements on My Airbnb Listing?

As an Airbnb host, you want to set your listing for maximum profit and customer satisfaction. Study Airbnb listings in your area to see what other hosts are doing reference minimum stay requirements, study the tourism in your area and set your listing for a length of stay that works best for you and your property. You can manage your listing online through your Airbnb account.

If you are a property owner, you may be considering listing your property on Airbnb to make a little extra income. How do you set minimum stay requirements on your Airbnb listing? You can get assistance by contacting Airbnb host support here, and you can read on for ways to set minimum stay requirements.

Determining Your Minimum Stay Requirements

First you want to determine what your minimum stay requirements will be. Airbnb does not have a minimum stay requirement policy in place, each host determines his or her minimum stay requirements. As a host you want to consider the following when setting your requirements:

  1. Peak tourism in your area: look at your particular area and when it has its peak tourist travel. For example, if your property is on the coast, your peak season may be the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, so you want to get the most out of your listing. During this time frame, you may want to set a longer minimum stay requirement than during the off season.
  2. Other Airbnb listings in your area: review other Airbnb listings in your area and see what other hosts are doing. Pay particular attention to those who have had a listing for several years. Take advantage of their experience to help you choose your minimum stay requirements.
  3. How to get the profits you want: look at what you are trying to make profit-wise on your listing. Set your minimum stay requirements in a way that will get you the gains you want. When you are doing your research, just because a listing works for a property in your area, it doesn't mean you have to do the same minimum stay. In fact, some host stick with a one night minimum stay even in peak seasons for those travelers who are "passing through."

Setting Your Minimum Stay Requirements

Now that you have determined how you want to set your minimum stay requirements on your Airbnb listing, you can do so by completing these steps:

  1. Open the Airbnb website.
  2. Log-in to your account.
  3. Go to "Your Listings" and click on the property you want to edit.
  4. Select "Manage Listing" for the property.
  5. Click on "Availability" on the screen.
  6. Choose "Edit" beside "Trip Length" on the page.
  7. Here is where you can add minimum and maximum guest nights. This is where you can also set custom lengths of stay based on day of the week or weekend, month, season or other factors.

When listing your Airbnb, you want to make sure you are setting the right minimum stay requirements that will work for you and for your guests. For more information, contact Airbnb host support here.

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