Hosts may elect to offer one of two types of reservation:
- Request to book
- Instant booking
In the first case, a guest makes a reservation request and the host must confirm the reservation request. After the reservation is confirmed, the user will receive a confirmation notification and can proceed with payment of the reservation.
In the second case, if the host accepts instant booking and the reservation dates that the guest has selected are available, the guest can automatically continue to pay the reservation and at that point, the reservation is confirmed.
If you’re unsure about the listing or its availability, you can also send a message to the host.
If the host declines the request or doesn’t respond within 24 hours, no charge is made and you can try booking those dates with someone else.