How are cleaning fees added?
Hosts can add or edit a cleaning fee in the pricing settings. Scroll down, and you'll find it under Additional Charges. Then the cleaning fee is added to each reservation booked at your listing from that moment on. When making a Special Offer, however, please incorporate the cleaning fee into the price you enter—a Special Offer is an all-inclusive price.
Cleaning fees help hosts account for any extra expense they have getting their listing nice and tidy before guests check in or after guests check out. It is a one-time fee, not a nightly fee. For example, if a listing has a cleaning fee of $25, the guest does not pay $25 per night—they pay $25 regardless of how many nights in the reservation.
In the search results, guests see a rate inclusive of any cleaning fee to get a better idea of the total cost of the listing. This is calculated by dividing the cleaning fee by the number of nights in the reservation, then adding that number to the nightly rate. Before they submit a reservation request, guests see the nightly rate and the cleaning fee listed separately in the price breakdown.
The cleaning fee is part of the reservation total and is not returned to guests at the end of the reservation. Because the cleaning fee is included in the total guest payment and host payout, service fees apply.
If you Pre-Approve a guest or add your cleaning fee to a Special Offer, the cleaning fee won't be listed as a separate line item in the confirmation email you receive after booking—but you can be assured that it's included as part of your payout!
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