Setting up minimum length of stay and minimum advance reservation restrictions using Pulse

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The minimum length of stay is the minimum number of nights that guests can book a stay for. Minimum advance reservation restrictions determine how far in advance a guest can book a stay. You can easily adjust these restrictions using the Pulse app.

Keep in mind that minimum length of stay and minimum advance reservation restrictions cause the majority of blocked room listings. A high percentage of properties don’t appear in search results on our platform because of restrictions that block the length of stay travellers are searching for. To make sure your property gets as much visibility as possible in search results and you generate as many bookings as you can, we always suggest you use as few restrictions as possible.


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Update your minimum length of stay restrictions for a single date

Update your minimum length of stay restrictions for multiple dates


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You can easily update your minimum length of stay and minimum advance reservation restrictions using Pulse for either one date or multiple dates.

For a single date:

  1. Open the Pulse app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Go to the availability tab.
  3. If you have one room type, go straight to step 6.
    • If you have multiple room types, go to step 5.
    • If you have multiple properties, go to the next step.
  4. Tap on the property you’d like to manage.
  5. If you’re viewing the dates in a calendar, first choose the room type you’d like to manage by tapping on the calendar of it.
    • If you’re viewing the dates in a list, organised in order of date, scroll down to the date you wish to edit and then tap on the room type you’d like to update.
  6. Tap on the date you’d like to update.
  7. Scroll down to see your minimum length of stay.
  8. Tap on the input field in the length of the stay section and choose the minimum number of nights you’d like guests to stay. 
  9. Adjust the minimum number of nights or hours under Minimum Advance Reservations

Note: if you enter a number of hours, we’ll calculate these working back from midnight. That means that if you enter one hour, the latest a guest can make a booking will be 23.00.

  1. When you’re done:
    • if you’re on iOS, tap on the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the screen to save changes. If you don’t want to apply the changes, press ‘Reset’;
    • if you’re on Android, tap on the check mark in the top right corner of the screen to save changes. If you don’t want to apply the changes, tap on the arrow in the top left corner of the screen and then tap on ‘Discard’.

For multiple dates:

  1. Open the Pulse app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Go to the availability tab.
  3. If you have one room type, go straight to step 6.
    • If you have multiple room types, go straight to step 5.
    • If you have multiple properties, go to the next step.
  4. Tap on the property you’d like to manage.
  5. If you’re viewing the dates in a calendar, first choose the room type you’d like to manage by tapping on the calendar of it.
    • If you’re viewing the dates in a list, organised in order of date, scroll down to the date you wish to edit and then tap on the room type you’d like to update.
  6. Tap on ‘Edit multiple dates’.
  7. Select the date range you want to make changes to.
  8. Tap on ‘Rates and restrictions’.
  9. Tap on the input field in the length of the stay section and choose the minimum number of nights you’d like guests to stay.  
  10. Adjust the minimum number of nights or hours under “Minimum Advance Reservations”

Note: if you enter a number of hours, we’ll calculate these working back from midnight. That means that if you enter one hour, the latest a guest can make a booking will be 23.00.

When you’re done:if you’re on iOS, tap on the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the screen or if you don’t want to apply the changes, press ‘Reset’;if you’re on Android, tap on the check mark in the top right corner of the screen to save changes. If you don’t want to apply the changes, tap on the arrow in the top left corner of the screen and then tap on ‘Discard’ or tap on the round ‘Reset’ arrow in the top right corner (next to the check mark).

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