Errors during Airbnb API mapping process and issues after connection

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The article describes the possible errors which you may receive during Airbnb API connection to myfrontdesk and their solutions.

If you need assistance in resolving the error - please contact our Support team at support@cloudbeds.com

1. The room is unlisted on Airbnb (because it was 'Unlisted' before connection)

ISSUE: if the listing was set to status 'Unlisted' before the connection with myfrontdesk - it will remain in this status after the connection.  You also can't change the status of the room directly in Airbnb because the room is synced with myfrontdesk.

SOLUTION: you need to

1) stop the sync between Airbnb listing and myfrontdesk

2) in Airbnb change the listing status to 'Listed'

3) sync the rooms again (please, check the Connection Guide)

2. Nightly Base Price is not correct and not editable on Airbnb

ISSUE: after connection is done you notice that nightly base price is not correct on Airbnb and is also greyed out so you can't edit it.

SOLUTION: you will need to

1) go to Airbnb API mapping page and click on 'Update' button for the listing with incorrect nightly base price

2) click 'Import settings from Airbnb (API) extranet'

3) scroll down to 'Price Settings' section and input the correct amount in the 'Listing Base Nightly Price' field

4) click 'Save and Sync'

5) click the 'Next' button until you see the message "You are done!"

3. "Your daily price is too low/high"

ISSUE: during full refresh the system responds with an error "myallocator request sent to airbnb via api hasn't passed validation process. Details: [Your daily price is too low/high. The minimum/maximum is ...]".

It means that the rate you're trying to send to Airbnb listing from myfrontdesk is out of limitation set in Airbnb for minimal/maximal daily rate.

SOLUTION: 1) reach out to Airbnb Support team to assist you with changing the min/max daily rate or change your base rates in myfrontdesk so that they meet your Airbnb rate limitations.

2) make sure that the currencies are matching between myfrontdesk and Airbnb. If you use different currencies in both systems - you can convert the currency you use in myfrontdesk to the currency you use in Airbnb.

  • to check the currency you use in Airbnb, go to your Airbnb account >Host > Manage Listing > Select your listing  which will open a new page > Price Setting (top right hand corner) > Base Price > Currency
  • you can select the currency for Airbnb API on 'Currency' page in myfrontdesk

Also make sure that your currencies between the systems match. Otherwise you need to select the currency you're using on Airbnb on 'Currency' section in myfrontdesk, so the rates are converted

4. Software Error

ISSUE: "we are very sorry but a software error has occurred. Please email us at support@myallocator.com to notify us of any steps you might have taken which reached this screen"

SOLUTION: in most cases this issue may occur because of technical problems in the system. Please contact us at support@cloudbeds.com to investigate and fix the issue.

5. "This listing's property type does not support multiple inventories"

ISSUE: "Failed: Myallocator request sent to AirBnb via API hasn't passed validation process. Details: [Invalid value: available_count. This listing's property type does not support multiple inventories"]

SOLUTION: the error occurs if the property type on Airbnb is set to "House".

You need to change it to any other type:

6. The booking is auto-declined on channel

The reservations can be automatically declined on Airbnb if the maximum number of guests for a listing doesn't match between myfrontdesk and Airbnb.

For example, max number of guests is set to 5 - on Airbnb, 3 - in myfrontdesk; the reservation is made for 4 guests. Airbnb will allow to make this reservation but it will mark it as 'declined' in few seconds. That happens because after reservation is made Airbnb sends us request to check availability, and while booking was made for more guests than myfrontdesk allows  - reservations becomes declined.

SOLUTION: match the number of max guests on Airbnb and myfrontdesk for all mapped listings

7. API Communication Error (or 403 error)

ISSUE: API Communication Error (also from backlog Customer Support can see the code of the error - "403")

SOLUTION:

1) The reason why user may receive this error is because the user that you are making the Airbnb + myfrontdesk authorization request from - is not the Airbnb listing owner (the user may be co-owner). To establish connection the user is only allowed to manage the listing by the main Airbnb owner.

2) Another reason of the error is that the Airbnb user (who is trying to authorize Airbnb to sync with myfrontdesk) has a flag on his profile. That means that the user must log in to their Airbnb account and follow the process to review the listing standards

8. Myallocator is not authorized to manage user's listings through API

ISSUE: When trying to connect Airbnb API, user sees an error "Myallocator is not authorized to manage user's listings through API"

 

SOLUTION: one of the reasons this error appears is because on Airbnb the user is connected to another channel manager.

Disconnect that channel manager from Airbnb and connect Cloudbeds (myallocator) instead

9. Listing was rejected by Airbnb

SOLUTION: If you see this error - you may contact Airbnb Support team to check what is the reason of the listing being rejected: https://www.airbnb.com/help

10. "Pass through taxes are not available for this listing"

This error indicates that the taxes that are listed on the room configuration step of the mapping process are not allowed by Airbnb. Please reach out to Airbnb at https://www.airbnb.com/help to request their assistance on this issue. For more details on how taxes work on Airbnb, please visit: How do taxes work for hosts?

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