Blocking or unblocking dates manually via the Multi Calendar

You can manually block or unblock dates on a listing via the Multi-Calendar. The selected dates will be blocked or unblocked across all booking channels. A manual block is a type of flexible block, meaning it can be overridden. Learn more about managing blocks here.

The block will only cover part of the start date, and only part of the end date, since in a reservation,  the guest will only be checking in on the start date / checking out on the end date, leaving most of these days vacant.

Guesty counts both the arrival date and the departure date as part of the blocked period. This means that if, for instance, Jan 5th is chosen as the "From" date and Jan 6th as the "To" date, the block dates will be a total of 1 night, including both the nights of Jan 5th and Jan 6th. Therefore, a block must be for two days or more.

 A manual block will be displayed in grey in the Multi-Calendar.

Note:

  • A manual block won't block any of the multi-unit's sub-units. Therefore, it will not affect the number of unassigned sub-units in the calendar.
  • Beta users: If you are using Smart Calendar Rules, make sure you mark the "Include manual blocks" checkbox under the relevant rule if you'd like to automatically block the dates on another connected listing. Otherwise, blocking dates manually won't trigger the rules.
  • Confirmed, reserved, and awaiting payment reservations will automatically block the relevant dates on the listing's calendar.
  • Syncing delays might cause reservations to be booked on blocked days, learn more here.

Tip:

Instead of dragging the cursor, you can click a date on the relevant listing and select a date range across one or more nights in the upper part of the pop-up. You can use this method to block past dates; click on a future date and then change the date range manually in the pop-up window to a past date.

Follow the instructions below to block dates manually via the Multi-Calendar or the Listing's Calendar.

Blocking via the Multi Calendar

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Step by step:

  1. Sign in to your Guesty account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click.
  3. Click and drag the cursor across the night(s) you wish to block on the row next to the relevant listing.  
  4. Adjust the reservation's dates under "From" and "To" (if needed).
  5. To create a manual block, mark the Manually blocked checkbox under "Availability".
    • In case you see "Multiple availabilities", click Set, then mark the Manually blocked checkbox to block all the selected dates.
    • In case of a multi-unit: to block all the selected dates for all the related sub-units, click Set next to "Edit availability for all sub-units", then mark the Manually blocked checkbox.
  6. Under the "Note" field, type the reason for blocking these dates.
    We recommend making sure a reason for blocking dates is always provided.
  7. Click Save.

Editing or removing a block via the Multi Calendar

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Step by step:

  1. Sign in to your Guesty account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click .
  3. Click on the relevant block in the calendar, marked in a light gray color.
  4. In the right sidebar, adjust the reservation's dates under "From" and "To" (if needed).
  5. To remove the block, uncheck the Manually blocked checkbox under "Availability", then click Save.
    • In case you see "Multiple availabilities" under "Availability", to unblock all the selected dates, click Set, mark the Manually blocked checkbox, and click Save. Repeat the step, only this time uncheck the Manually blocked checkbox, then click Save
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