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Remember that all IB guests agree to your house rules, so #8 is irrelevant.
You can set a minimum 2-day advance booking if you think that’s part of the problem and won’t hurt bookings from the guests you want.
Do you say in your house rules that unregistered guests are not allowed on the property? If not, why not?
I recommend you meet your guests at check-in and you tell them in your listing description and your initial booking message that you will meet them at check-in. Given that you live upstairs, I’m very surprised you don’t do this.
Is there something about your listing that attracts pot smokers? This would be something I would investigate thoroughly.
For the guests that break your rules, do you give them bad reviews?
When I think of parties, I think extra people. This sounds less like a “party” and more like stoners hot boxing your apartment. Extra people are best addressed with an outdoor camera (evidence) and house rule (Only registered guests are allowed on the property, enforced by surveillance camera).
So far as smoking, it sounds like you’re doing a great job of communicating and checking on house rules.
Can you change your wording in a way to emphasize how quickly you’ll catch them and the repercussions? Is it very clear you live above? Even if Airbnb won’t enforce it, I’d put a big scary fine. “No Smoking policy is STRICTLY ENFORCED. We live above and can smell it immediately. Smokers will be asked to leave without refund and assessed a cleaning fee of $300.”
Anecdotally, not allowing last minute reservations helps.
I don’t think turning IB off is the answer - they’re easier to cancel if necessary and you’ll see a big drop in bookings without it.
Smoke alarms will go off if they smoke. Put it in your listing that if the place smells like smoke they will lose their entire security deposit, which should be $500. That’ll put a damper on things and ask them if they read that before they come ! Security cameras outside to see who comes in and out.
Use IB but make sure to turn on “recommendation from other guests”, also, very very very important write in your description " no local guests" or “local guests please DO NOT INSTANT BOOK”, state that they need to request, answer all your questions and agree to your house rules and you have the power to decline or accept them. Don’t ask how i learn this–blood and tears…lol