There may be occasions where you wish to make alterations to a future or current confirmed reservation.

  • Maybe your guests wish to extend their stay by a day or two.
  • Maybe your guests wish to invite a few more people to join them in your space?
  • Or maybe you need to update your prices to reflect changes to these or other circumstances?

Whatever the reason – Airbnb provide the ability to make changes to a confirmed reservation by submitting a reservation alteration request to your guest.

To alter a reservation:

  1. Login to Airbnb
  2. In Hosting mode, select Reservations from the top menu
  3. Select All
  4. Find the reservation you wish to alter and click on · · ·
  5. Select Change or cancel
  6. Click on the Change reservation button

Make the relevant changes to the reservation on the screen that pops up. You’ll have the option of changing...




You will then be presented with a summary of the reservation alteration. It will display the original reservation details as well as the proposed altered reservation details:

Your guest will be sent details about your request to alter the reservation, which they are then be able to accept or decline.

If the guest accepts your reservation alteration, the reservation details will be updated automatically within Airbnb. If the guest declines your alteration, the reservation details will not change. Either way, you will be informed about their response via email:

Download the Altering an Existing Reservation cheat-sheet in...



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