You can set your requirements to offer Instant Book only to guests who have a positive track record—meaning they've had at least one stay and haven't received any negative reviews—as well as guests who have gone through Airbnb's multi-step identity verification process.
Should you allow instant booking on Airbnb?
We believe you should utilize Instant Book on your listing to improve your SEO and keep a superhost status. To prevent issues from Instant Book, be sure to write specific house rules, consider additional guest I.D. verification, require a minimum stay of at least two days, and don't offer day-of booking.
What is the difference between Instant Book and request to book?
The main difference between Instant Book and Request to Book lies in the booking process. With Instant Book, guests can book your listing immediately without waiting for your approval. With Request to Book, guests must send a booking request, which you can accept or decline within 24 hours.
Do Airbnb hosts have to approve reservations?
If more than 24 hours have passed, you can still accept the pre-approval, but your host will need to approve your request before your booking is confirmed.
Why am I restricted from booking on Airbnb?
We have implemented restrictions that prevent guests from making reservations for entire homes or private rooms when a pattern of factors suggest that the booking may present higher safety risks (such as parties). While we know this may be an inconvenience you still have options.
Can I decline an instant booking on Airbnb?
Basically, a guest makes a request to book a listing and the host has 24 hours to accept the booking. They can also decline. If left unanswered, the booking expires.