Presenting… The Standby Feature (for hosts)!

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As a host on Airbnb, you can sign up to receive Standby alerts, which notify you when a traveler is looking for last minute accommodations in your area.  This is a perfect way to fill any last minute availability that you may have!  When you receive a Standby alert, you're then able to send the traveler a message with an offer to book with you.  To sign up for these alerts, click on "Hosting" from your dashboard and then click on the sub-link "Standby Guests":


Once on this page, check the box "Alert me when new standbys are added to the site" and select the form of notification.  Also select from the drop-down menu the city for which you would like to receive the alert.


And voila, you have signed up for Standby!

Once you're receiving Standby alerts, you can view the travelers on Standby by clicking on the "Standby" link, which is under "Host Quick Links" on your dashboard.


To reach out to one of these travelers, click on "Make Offer" or "Send Message" next to the travelers' Standby request.


That's it on Standby for today! If you have any other questions about this feature, feel free to contact us at


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  1. winston

    Is there any way to offer last minute pricing?