How can a host modify an Airbnb reservation?
A guest or host can require alteration to an existing reservation. At this moment, Airbnb does not allow partners to approve the alteration requests on their end, which must be done in Airbnb.
Hosts can request a reservation alteration by changing prices and/or listing. If the guest doesn’t accept the change, the reservation will have to be canceled.
Alterations on Airbnb consist of some changes that can be offered/requested by the host or the guest in a reservation. The other party must accept those changes to have a confirmed reservation.
Alterations required from the host
The host goes to the details of a reservation and clicks on change or cancel:
The host selects to change the reservation:
The host can change:
Guest accepts. During the interval process, the reservation keeps the same status Reservation, both in Airbnb (Confirmed) and HostAway (New) it doesn’t change its status to Pending. The reservation keeps the same ID as well.
Reservation is modified and Hostaway gets a “Modified Reservation” notification (if enabled). At that moment Hostaway changed the calendar if the dates were modified as well.
Remember that only confirmed reservations can have an alteration (if the reservation is pending, this is not applicable).