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    How do payment plans work?

    If you’re booking a stay, you may have the option to choose a payment plan on the checkout page.

    What stays are eligible for payment plans

    You’ll see a payment plan option on the checkout page if your reservation meets the following criteria:

    • You choose to pay with a credit card, debit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Airbnb credits
    • You choose to pay with a currency other than the Indian rupee (INR). Read more if you’re paying with the Brazilian real (BRL).
    • The reservation has a total value of $50 USD or more, including taxes and fees
    • The day your reservation starts is at least 14 days in the future (how far ahead you need to book is determined by the listing’s cancellation policy)
    • The reservation isn’t a long-term stay (28 nights or more)
    • The reservation doesn’t use Airbnb for Work

    When you'll pay

    If you choose a payment plan, you'll pay for part of your reservation when your booking is confirmed, and you'll be charged future payments automatically on the dates listed on the checkout page.

    For info on any upcoming payments, you can check the email receipt for your reservation or the receipt listed in the reservation under your Trips. We’ll send an email reminder three days before the charges go through, along with a link to manage your payment settings in case you’d like to review your payment method (e.g. credit card, debit card, etc.) closer to the due date.

    If you need to update your payment method associated with an upcoming payment, or if you want to pay early, learn how to edit your payment method for upcoming payments.

    If you cancel

    If you cancel your reservation, or the next payment can’t be completed by the date it’s due, you’ll receive a refund according to your reservation's cancellation policy.

    For example, if you’ve booked with a Strict Cancellation Policy and cancel in time to receive a 50% refund, if only 50% of the reservation has been paid, no refund will be issued and the remaining 50% will not be charged.

    Using an Airbnb coupon, credit, or gift card

    If you choose a payment plan during checkout, Airbnb credits, coupons, or gift cards will work for your initial payment (the payment you make during checkout), but not for the second payment, or any future payments.

    Here’s an example of how it would work if you booked a stay for a total of £200 with the option to pay £100 during checkout and £100 at a later date:

    • During checkout, you'll have the option to apply up to £100 in gift card credits or a coupon
    • You'll also be required to select another form of payment as a backup—for example, a credit or debit card on file
    • When it’s time to automatically charge the second payment, the backup payment method you chose during checkout (for example, the credit or debit card you choose in addition to paying with credits or a coupon) will be charged £100 even if you have Airbnb credits available on your account

    If you need to update your payment method associated with an upcoming payment, or if you want to pay early, learn how to edit your payment method for upcoming payments.

    How it works in Brazil

    If you’ve chosen to pay in Brazilian reais (BRL) and if you use a credit card issued in Brazil as your payment method, you may have the option to pay in instalments.

    When you choose to pay in instalments, you can pay the total amount over the course of two or more monthly instalments for a fee – which you can review when you choose the number of instalments during checkout. At this time, we’re only able to offer instalments for these types of reservations:

    • Your currency is Brazilian reais (BRL)
    • You’re paying with a credit card issued in Brazil
    • The billing country for your payment method is Brazil. For example, the billing address you’ve provided to your credit card company is an address in Brazil.
    • You’re booking a stay, not an Airbnb Experience
    • You’re not making a long-term reservation (28 days or more)
    • The payment isn’t for an alteration to a previous payment or for a resolution centre request
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