I’m exhausted. I’ve spent most of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and this Sunday morning (so I’ve missed Church again! Grrrr…) trying to help guests who have decided to leave their bookings to the last minute which then means I have to respond to meet Airbnb deadlines on Christmas Day - I’m sooo over it.
Surely it’s time that Airbnb said ‘no booking responses’ are required on Christmas Day, Boxing, Day, New Years Day and Good Friday. Or at least extended the response timeframe so we can have 4 full days a year off from responding to guests? Or maybe let hosts choose a couple of days a yer where their response times are longer? Is that too much to ask?
I’m seriously thinking of giving the whole hosting thing away - I ruined Christmas lunch for 8 other people by being late because of bleep enquiries and deadlines and so sick of being at the beck and call of this platform 24/7, 365 days a year (Yes I know I have a choice - but Airbnb is the most successful platform for us). And the international time differences make it almost impossible to not breach the response timeframes if I want to sleep occasionally.
Thanks for listening to the rant and thanks for any suggestions. (Yes I’ve fed back to Airbnb for what it’s worth).