Setting the listing house rules

You can set up a listing's house rules in Guesty, such as "Is smoking allowed?" and "Are pets allowed?" to help set expectations with potential guests. After the house rules are set up, you can include them in the quotes you send to your guests.

Learn which channels sync the house rules.

Note the following channel information:

Airbnb users:

  • You can add verification requirements to your listing's house rules that guests must meet to make instant bookings for your listings, including presenting a verified Government-issued ID, and recommendations from other hosts.
  • Pro users (In Beta) You can add your listing's safety considerations in the "Guesty Safety" section, such as if there are security cameras near the property, or if guests must climb stairs.
  • The "Quiet Hours" field won't sync from Guesty to Airbnb.  To add "Quiet Hours", you need to change your data sync settings to "Limited".
  • If the "The property is suitable for infants and/or children" toggle is switched off,  an "Explain why" field will pop up. This field syncs with Airbnb only.
  • Airbnb users: House rules content must follow Airbnb's content policy

Vrbo users:

Only the first 150 characters of a listing's house rules will sync with Vrbo.

Set up the listing house rules

Follow the instructions below to set up a listing's house rules.

Pro users Lite users

Step by step:

  1. Sign in to your Guesty account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click the mode selector and select Operations mode.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. Select the relevant listing. For a multi-unit, edit the main settings and the house rules will update in the sub-units automatically.
  5. In the menu to the left, click Pricing & Policies.
  6. From the drop-down, select Reservation policies.
  7. Scroll down to the "House rules" section.
  8. To the right of "House rules", click Edit.
  9. Turn the relevant toggles on or off. Add any additional information in the text fields.

  10. Click Save
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