Requesting an early check-in time
Need to arrive a little earlier to a listing? Your Host may be able to accommodate you.
If you’ve already booked your reservation
Did you already plan a trip and are wondering if it’s possible to check-in earlier to your Host’s place? While the timing is up to your Host, you can try sending them a message in your Inbox before your arrival asking if they’d allow an earlier check-in time than what’s listed in their description. Let them know exactly when you plan on arriving, and they’ll let you know if they’re able to welcome you any earlier.
If you haven’t booked a trip
If you haven’t booked yet and know you’ll need an earlier check-in, go to the listing and click or tap Contact Host to send a message asking if you can arrive earlier. You’ll be able to find out whether or not this is possible before you book a reservation, and will end up saving money (and time).
Note: Hosts may be able to accommodate you, but know there also may be extra charges associated with an earlier check-in—like if they need to hire additional cleaners to make sure their place is ready early.
- How-to•GuestIf you want to find out more about a listing, Host, or experience before booking, you can message the host on Airbnb.
- How-to•GuestCheck-in and checkout can vary by place to place. Message your Host to figure out times and other details and ask any questions.
- How-to•GuestYou can book a reservation without contacting the Host beforehand, but it’s a good idea to message the Host if you have questions.