Host response time
Hosts have 24 hours to accept or decline your request, but the vast majority reply within 12 hours. Chances are, it’ll be even quicker: More than half of all trip requests are accepted within one hour of the Host seeing it.
You can the status of your trip request any time you like, but you’ll also receive email updates when things change.
When a Host confirms your request, your payment will be processed and collected in full by Airbnb. If they decline or let it expire, you won’t be charged and you’re free to book a different stay.
- How-to•GuestWhat happens if my reservation request is declined or expires?If your Host declines your reservation or doesn’t respond within 24 hours, you won’t be charged and you’re free to book another stay.
- How-to•GuestWhen to message your HostYou can make a reservation without contacting the Host beforehand, but it’s a good idea to message the Host if you have questions.
- How-to•GuestChange a pending trip requestIf the request is pending and hasn’t been accepted by the Host, you can withdraw the request and send a new one with your updated reservatio…