What is the Minimum Stay rule?

  • Min Stay Check In: This ensures that guests checking in on a specific day stay at least X nights or more. For example, a minimum stay check in rule of 5 on a Friday means guests must stay until Tuesday night and check out on Wednesday morning – at the very least.
  • Min Stay Any: This ensures that guests staying on a specific night (regardless of their check in day) stay at least X nights or more. For example, a minimum stay any rule of 5 on a Friday means a guest that checks in on a Thursday must either stay one night (and check out before Friday) or stay five nights (and check out on Tuesday morning).

How do I set this up?

Let's look at setting a 3-night minimum stay for a bank holiday weekend:

  • Go to Prices > Price Update.
  • Add Min Stay Check In within the 'What to update?' field.
  • Add '3' into the value field.
  • Add the relevant bookables.
  • Add the rate type.
  • Enter the dates of the bank holiday. It’s common to add minimum stays to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but you might want to include the Thursday and Monday too.
  • Add the days of the week.
  • Click Set Prices.

You can also add minimum stays directly from the Grid – great if you've only got a couple of dates you want to update. 

  • Go to Prices > Grid.
  • Enter the dates of the bank holiday under from and until.
  • Select Min Stay Any from the drop down menu under Show Me.
  • Click Show on Grid.
  • You can now click the relevant dates, and type 3.
  • Hit enter on your keyboard to save.
  • Repeat this process until the dates for each bookable read the correct number.
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