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Avoid High Airbnb Fees With These Simple Tips

By Mina Elwell


Check Out
Airbnb hosts set their own check-in and check-out times, and they can charge you a fee if you check out late. Be sure to know your check-out time and leave accordingly.
Clean Up
Airbnb cleaning fees can be very frustrating because there's little consistency regarding their cost. To avoid these unpredictable fees, offer to clean up after yourself.
Unexpected things happen, so pay attention to your booking's cancellation policy and try to find one that gives you a full refund if you give your host 24 hours' notice.
If a host tries to charge you an unreasonable fee, don't be afraid to ask them about it, talk to Airbnb support, or even go through your bank to dispute the charge.
Paying an Airbnb host directly in cash can sometimes save you money, but cash payments are against Airbnb's Terms of Service, and the site will not help you if you get scammed.