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How much time does a host have to respond to my reservation request?
Hosts have 24 hours to officially accept or decline reservation requests. You will be updated via email about the status of your request.
More than half of all reservation requests are accepted within one hour of being received. The vast majority of hosts reply within 12 hours. Read more for advice on whether you should book before messaging a host.
If a host accepts your request, your payment is processed and collected by Airbnb in full. Whether the reservation is two days or two months away, we hold the payment until 24 hours after check-in before giving it to the host.
If a host declines your request or the request expires, we do not process your payment. Read more.