I am new to airbnb so not sure if i am doing the right thing. I try to click on instant book but i get the message "It is not possible to book this property. Please contact Airbnb Support”. I also emailed but no reply. This has happened several times so i don’t think message is reaching hosts. Am i doing something wrong?
I’ve read about this problem, someone said:
“Turned out my account had been blocked for no reason. AirBnB unblocked it and everything worked fine after that.”
You’ll have to call them I’m afraid.
Yep, call Air. The host may not accept IB from you because you are so new to AirBnb that you have no “street cred” as it were… A host can set IB to decline people who don’t meet certain criteria. Or Air, or the host, may have locked the listing for some reason.
Should we reclassify this as “Air-cred?”
Thanks all. So how do i get street cred if i am new? i have to start somewhere just like hosts have to start somewhere…
Very true, which is why I have no objection to hosting new people. Often they are a little nervous of using Airbnb and it’s enjoyable to host them as they have few expectations.
I have hosted almost entirely new people, and [I like to think] have made them into AirBNB converts. Several of my guests booked a number of AirBNB’s during a longer trip and it is discouraging to hear the stories of other places they stayed. NYCity seems to be a real crap shoot.
As to AirCRED, and you know that will be turned into AirCRUD soon, I am most attracted to messages that include some information about the purpose of the trip, a bit of information about the entire group including relationships, and a general open tone. Bonus points for people who indicate their interests which have included history, coffee shops [lots of those], and “foodies.”
There are lots of people who are happy to accept those new to BnB - book with them instead.