Airbnb has announced that it will not allow one-night bookings for entire-home listings on Friday, October 30, or Saturday, October 31, anywhere in the United States or Canada in order to crack down on potential Halloween-based parties. Previously booked one-night rentals for those days will be canceled and the company will offer refunds.
“The great majority of guests are respectful of our hosts’ homes and neighbors, and we understand that this initiative will disrupt many one-night reservations that might not have led to parties. This action is designed to help protect our hosts and the communities they live in,” Airbnb said in a recent news release.
Airbnb is planning to deploy more stringent restrictions on two- and three-night reservations that may pose heightened risk for parties. For example, we will significantly expand the radius of our technology that restricts certain local and last-minute bookings by guests without a history of positive reviews on Airbnb.
Airbnb will have trained agents from Airbnb’s neighborhood support line on call throughout the Halloween weekend to quickly respond to any issues that might be raised by neighbors during the Halloween holiday weekend.