How long do I have to wait on a host replying to me?

A host has 36 hours to accept or decline your booking request.

Each time you send or receive a message through the messaging system, we’ll send you an email and SMS notification. If the host confirms they are available to host you for your dates, you can click ‘Book Now’ in the email to complete the booking.

Or, if the host has replied but not yet confirmed they are available, you can click ‘Reply’ in the email to send another message back.


Top tip

Send a message about availability to more than one host to increase your chances of securing a booking in your preferred location on the dates you need.

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