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I inadvertently approved a booking request which turned out to be 3rd party - woman booking on behalf of her brother. After two requests through the Airbnb forum and by text message, the booker (who has some good reviews) has not answered my request for a name and phone number, nor any details of an eta.
What are my chances of cancelling this without penalties? Will Airbnb penalize me because it was a 3rd party booking?
All the odds are, they’re in your favor Maybe this time, maybe this time youI’ll win
If you are not comfortable hosting a 3rd party booking, contact the Support Line and inform them that the reservation is a violation of ABNB policy. Ensure that there will be no penalties. Once you have that confirmation, have them cancel it.