How to Prevent Airbnb Guests from Bringing Extra Guests or Checking in Early

How to Prevent Airbnb Guests from Bringing Extra Guests or Checking in Early

It’s always been a problem where Airbnb guests checking in earlier or later for that matter.  Also Airbnb guests may say they only have 1 guest, but bring in 2 or sometime even 10 to avoid extra fees.  Trust me, I’ve seen it.

Why do Airbnb guests lie about guest count?

For every extra guest you have, your cleaner has to pick up more hair, provide more towels, more electricity will be used, and there is just more risk in general.  If they are the type that has many many guests, well then you’re facing complaint from the neighbors and damages from a long night of partying that your deposit may not cover.  The extra charge is justified and guests that see an automated self check-in system think that you will never know.

Airbnb House Party
Airbnb House Party

Why do Airbnb guests check-in early?

Early check-in?  Simple.  I’ve seen guests check-in  exactly at 12am because the host provided the info the day before and they can also avoid a night of charge.  Most of the time, they just landed a little too soon and have no where else to go.  It’s important to set a strict check-in time.  Your cleaners need time to clean and they can’t clean with a guest sleeping in the bedroom.  If you let it pass, the guest may complain that the unit is not clean enough and has photos to prove it.  DON’T LET GUESTS CHECK-IN EARLY.

Airbnb House Cleaner Need Time
Airbnb House Cleaner Need Time

How does the Airbnb host know that the rules were violated?

Well, this is where today’s deal comes in handy.  Amazon is having a temporary sale on 6 Arlo Security Cameras for $480.  These are easy to setup because they are wireless.  You just slap it on the wall (or drill them) and you are good to go.  You do need to change the battery to them every 3 months.

You win 3 ways.

  • Your Airbnb unit is now protected with security cameras.  Break-ins, vandalism, cleaner coming on schedule, etc. can now be monitored
  • Your Airbnb guests are now protected.  Something went missing?  You have security tapes of who went in and out.
  • Your Airbnb guests cannot bring in extra guests or check-in early or check-out late.  And if they do, you have direct evidence to show Airbnb at the resolution center.
Arlo Security Camera Installed
Arlo Security Camera Installed

Some Notes

  • Only place the cameras outside of your unit.  Placing them inside is an invasion of privacy and could get you in trouble depending on your local laws and it’s just creepy in general.
  • Some ideas for placement may be driveway, front door, backdoor, backyard and you just want to cover wherever there is entrance.

This is for the Netgear Arlo Security Camera System w/ 6 Wire-Free HD Night Vision Camera Bundle (VMS3630B-100NAS, White) for the best deal.

Regular Price is $629.99 Shipped

Amazon Price is $479.99 Shipped

Price will go back up soon so hurry and protect your valuable investment!

Airbnb Security Camera
Airbnb Security Camera

What can I do once I can prove that guest broke the rules?

You can open a case in the Airbnb resolution center within 60 days of your guest checking out to get your money.

If you know that the guest broke the rules while they are staying, you have the right to have them removed from your property and still keep the money.  This obviously results in a bad situation for the guest, so it’s best to kindly bring up the situation to the guest or if you can, you can wait for them to end their stay and then open a case.  Keep the proof video clips since Arlo deletes them after 7 days.  It’s easy to hit download and save the clips of the many guests checking in.

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