Does Airbnb have a free change or cancellation policy?
Share your experience with Airbnb's free cancellation policies
Each Airbnb host will have a different policy for cancellations. This policy is clearly stated in the listing information before you place your reservation. These policies vary from 48 hour cancellations to cancellations the week prior. There may also be terms such as "cancellations 48 hours prior to reservation will result in 50% refund". I recommend reading the hosts' policies in great detail.
I have used Airbnb on several occasions and the hosts are typically very understanding and accommodating. One circumstance I needed to cancel half way through my reservation due to extreme unforeseen events and I was offered a refund for my unused days. More frequently, I need to extend my reservation for more days than originally agreed upon. I've never had a problem in this regard. While renting in Tampa, FL the host offered me a free cleaning when I extended my reservation.
Overall the cancellation policies are clearly stated but some are more strict than others.
Yes, you can cancel your Airbnb reservation at any time, with no fees attached. Please check their FAQ page for more specifics regarding when you can cancel and refund policies.
There may also be information on Airbnb's homepage.
More information available on Airbnb's website.
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