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How Instant Book works

Instant Book is a convenient and fast way to allow guests to book your place without waiting for your approval. You can add some guest parameters, such as requiring positive reviews from other Hosts.

Pros of Instant Book

The benefits include:

  • Convenience: Book guests without having to respond to each request.
  • More guest interest: Guests can use filters to search for listings that can be booked instantly. Instant Book listings are more popular with guests since they’re able to more easily plan their trip.
  • Search placement: Instant Book positively affects your response rate for your listing, which can improve your listing’s placement in search results.
  • Superhost status: Instant Book can also help you reach Superhost status, which requires that you maintain a 90% response rate.

Turn Instant Book on or off

Control Instant Book on desktop

  1. Click Listings and then click the listing you want to change
  2. Under Listing editor, click Your space
  3. Click Instant Book, and switch Instant Book on or off
  4. If you switch Instant Book on, select your guest requirements
  5. Click Save

Bookings within 48 hours of check-in

Instant Book isn't available if a guest books within 2 days of check-in and needs to arrive at a time that's outside your check-in window. In this case, you’ll receive a Request to Book reservation and you can decide if the guest’s check-in time still works for you. If not, you don’t have to accept the reservation.

Additional info

When Instant Book is on, it applies to all available dates on your calendar. Guests who meet your requirements will be able to automatically book your place.

Check out the Resource Center and find out what other Hosts have to say about Instant Book or learn more about how to customize your Instant Book settings.

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