Payment rules (guest payment plans)

Payment rules allow you offer payment plans to guests. You can collect (for example) 10% of the total booking amount at the time of booking and the remainder 7 days before check-in.


How payment rules help

More bookings
Offering guests a payment plan reduces friction to book. Guests may be more inclined to book your property when they only need to pay 50% upfront (for example).

More future bookings
According to Airbnb, paying less upfront encourages bookings further in advance. Compared with ordinary bookings, the Pay Less Up Front payment option led to bookings with nearly double the lead time, helping hosts to secure and manage bookings more easily.

Save money
Payment rules also reduce your transaction fee burden if a guest needs to cancel. It's cheaper for you to cancel a booking where you only collected 10% as opposed to 100%.


Payment rules are limited to direct and Vrbo bookings.

Video introduction to payment rules

Direct booking payment rules

Vrbo payment rules

Screenshots of the feature

What your direct booking guest sees

Pay part now, part later

Your guest sees how much they are due to pay now, and how much is due later.

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Booking confirmation page

Your guest can always see the amount due and when on their booking confirmation page.


What you see

Easily see the status of each booking as the payment status is shown on the booking summary tab and on the booking price tab.

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