I have instant book on and last night I received a reservation saying that they have a student who wants to stay in my property for 5 nights. I replied back saying that airbnb has a policy where guests have to book in their own name and sent them a link to https://www.airbnb.co.uk/help/article/427/can-i-book-on-behalf-of-a-friend-or-family-member
This morning I received the following reply:
I am the person that makes all the arrangements for travel. I have a
of my booking…
Thank you for all your help
What do you suggest I do? The only thing I know about the student is a name, the person doing the booking has an empty profile, has only just joined, no references and only an email address and phone number that are verified. They are based in Canada and I am in the UK. Ideally I’d like to keep the booking as the money would be useful but am I putting myself in danger/a legal grey area here? Will airbnb refuse to pay out if there are any problems as I’ve accepted a different guest?
My current thinking is that I should get a photocopy of the student’s passport on arrival.