Business is better with Instant Book

Welcome more guests and earn more money by turning on Instant Book.
Set up Instant Book

The benefits of Instant Book

Increased earnings

Guests love the convenience of booking instantly, so hosts often get double the reservations.

Search boost

In addition to getting a badge to highlight your listing, you’ll also be higher in search results.

Exclusive control

You can require guests to submit government-issued ID or be recommended by other hosts.

Peace of mind

Your home. Your rules. You can cancel penalty-free if guests break your rules, before or during a trip.


You’re always in control

You set the rules

You can choose to host only experienced guests who are recommended by other hosts. And guests must agree to your rules, like no smoking or quiet hours after 10pm.


Connect with guests

Guests are always asked to tell you why they’re coming and how many people to expect.


We have your back

Guests who don’t meet your requirements will send a reservation request. If you’re ever uncomfortable with a reservation, before or during a trip, you can cancel penalty-free.


Airbnb’s guest requirements


House rules
Background check
Contact info
Payment information

You set the rules

You can choose to host only experienced guests who are recommended by other hosts. And guests must agree to your rules, like no smoking or quiet hours after 10pm.


Connect with guests

Guests are always asked to tell you why they’re coming and how many people to expect.


We have your back

Guests who don’t meet your requirements will send a reservation request. If you’re ever uncomfortable with a reservation, before or during a trip, you can cancel penalty-free.


Set your controls 
and try Instant Book

Set up Instant Book

Common questions about Instant Book

How do I get to know my guests before they arrive?

Getting to know who’s staying with you is important. With Instant Book, you’ll still be able to talk to your guests before they arrive.

When guests book, they’ll always send a message about their trip, and you can ask them questions or let them know important details about your space. Guests can also always still contact you before booking to ask questions.

Lastly, if you’re ever uncomfortable with a reservation after it’s made, you have the option to cancel penalty-free.

How can I make sure I’m getting good guests?

We want you to be comfortable with every reservation. That’s why all Airbnb guests must meet certain minimum requirements like an email address, phone number, payment method, and profile picture.

When you turn on Instant Book, you can also choose to limit guests to only those who’ve been recommended by other hosts. These guests have traveled at least once on Airbnb and have never been negatively reviewed.

What if I host on other sites?

If you list your space on Airbnb and other websites, you’ll be able to prevent multiple guests from booking the same dates by syncing your Airbnb calendar with your other calendars.

What if I feel uncomfortable with a reservation or a guest breaks one of my House Rules?

In both of these situations, you’ll be able to cancel penalty-free before or during the reservation. The cancellation penalties will be automatically waived and Airbnb will help the guest find another place to stay.

Over 3,000,000 listings

can be booked instantly
Avin
“Airbnb has done an incredible job building a trusted community of users. I feel confident about letting guests with positive reviews book my place instantly, wherever they may be.”
Avin
Singapore
Marco & NecaMarco & Neca是超赞房东。
“Our great worry was about the guests’ profiles. However, when we discovered the pre-selection filters, it became manageable.”
Marco & Neca
Rio, Brazil
Antonio
“The Instant Book feature has worked very well for us. I keep the calendar updated and many guests book without my intervention.”
Antonio
Goa, India

Spend time getting to know your guests, not figuring out logistics

Now that initial reservations are instant, you can focus on making meaningful connections with guests from all over the world.