Generally, Airbnb gives 14 days after checkout to write a review for a trip. However, there are other alternatives to consider as a means to leave a review on Airbnb after 14 days.
Perhaps, you hosted a guest or had an experience with a host who didn’t get to write a review within the 14-day period. Airbnb thrives on reviews, so your public feedback – good or bad – matters to the community.
In other cases, maybe your guest or host left you a bad review, and you need to be able to counter-review. Unfortunately, since you didn’t write your own review, you write a public response.
There must be a way for a host or guest to leave positive or negative feedback after the 14 days, isn’t it?
How to leave a review on Airbnb after 14 days
Although you can’t leave a review again, these alternatives prove to be reasonable solutions. Below are ways you can leave a review on Airbnb after 14 days:
Perhaps, your extremely busy week prevented you from leaving a positive or a negative review of a host or guest.
Sometimes, it could be that the review link was not working for you after trying for a couple of days before the 14 days expired. You should try calling Airbnb and explain that you were unable to write your review due to the review link not working in the past few days. However, your chances are quite slim.
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Airbnb’s review system is automated, so they are usually unable to make any exceptions. Give it a try though, but your explanation should be that the review link was not working.
Write a reference
Since you cannot write a review after 14 days as a guest or host, consider writing a reference. Suppose you are a host and believe that your guest has positive feedback to share about you. Your Airbnb reference appears on the Profile page of your host along with their reviews. Reference is not as good as a review though.
The downside with an Airbnb reference is that the person you are referring can choose to accept or decline the reference. Thus, if it is a bad reference, they will decline it.
To access the references section on your profile, go to “Profile” and then select “References” from the left side of the menu.
a) Add references with an email address
You can send emails to friends. First, input their email address into the box and select “Request”. You can also import your contacts but you must have a .csv file ready to import.
After sending the request, the reference provider receives an email. They just have to click the link and sign into their Airbnb account to write a reference.
b) Add references with Facebook
Airbnb references can be added through Facebook. Add someone for the reference by selecting “Create Request”. A window will open where you can select Facebook friends and write your message.
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Your Facebook friend will receive the message and sign into their Airbnb account to provide a reference.
If you already have the guest or host as a Facebook friend, you should find their Facebook profile photo in your friends list. Just select “Request” under their profile photo to send them your request for a reference.
Run a false booking with them
If as a guest or host, you both feel positive about the experience with each other and need to share it with the community, consider making another booking. The host can refund the payment or send a 95% reduced special offer to the guest, which then provides another opportunity to write a public review.
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This method is quite complicated but it is the best way to leave a review on Airbnb after14 days.
Use the review in your listing
As a host, ask the guest to write positive feedback and send it to you via private message. You can save the screenshot and add it as a picture in your next listing for others to see.
As a guest, you can also save a screenshot of the private review received from your previous host. You can share the review with potential hosts, and explain to them that your previous host could not write a public review after the 14-day limit.
Report and remove the review
Honest Airbnb reviews help guests and hosts to find the right fit in the future. Sometimes, you may not get the review you agree with, so you want it off since you can’t publicly respond to it after 14 days.
Although you can’t remove someone’s review, you can report it if you believe it violates Airbnb Review Policy.