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    As a host, what penalties apply if I cancel a reservation for a stay?

    Because cancellations disrupt guests' plans and impact confidence in the Airbnb community, hosts should fulfill all confirmed reservations. If a host cancels a reservation, the following consequences will apply except as described below. If a host cannot fulfill a reservation for any reason, it is their responsibility (and not the guest’s) to cancel in a timely manner to allow their guest to adjust their plans.  

    Cancellation fee

    You will be charged a fee if you cancel a confirmed reservation. Typically, we deduct that fee from your first payout after the cancellation. The amount deducted will depend on when you accepted the reservation and how soon before check-in you canceled it:

    • More than 7 days before check-in, we’ll deduct $50 from your next payout
    • Less than 7 days before check-in, we’ll deduct $100 from your next payout

    The cancellation fee may be waived in certain other circumstances.

    Unavailable/blocked calendar

    If you cancel a confirmed reservation, your calendar may be blocked, in which case you won't be able to accept another reservation that overlaps with the canceled reservation.

    Public review

    If you cancel before the day of check-in, an automated review will be posted to your listing's profile indicating that you canceled one of your reservations. These reviews can't be removed, but you may be able to write a public response to clarify why you needed to cancel.

    If you cancel on the day of check-in or later, guests can choose to leave a public review on your listing’s profile.

    Account suspension and deactivation

    If you cancel 3 or more reservations within a year, we may suspend or deactivate your listing.

    Superhost status

    To keep your Superhost status, you must continue to meet the Superhost requirements during each assessment period, which includes maintaining a 1% percent or lower cancellation rate.

    When consequences may not apply

    The consequences set out in this article may not apply in certain limited circumstances. Learn more about when consequences don’t apply.

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