When am I charged for a reservation?
Your payment information is collected when you submit a reservation request. Once the host accepts your request, or if you book a reservation with Instant Book, your payment method will be charged for the entire amount at that time.
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. This hold gives both parties time to make sure that everything is as expected.
Changing your payment method
If you've requested to book a listing but the host hasn't responded yet, you can cancel your reservation request and make another request with a different payment method.
Once your reservation is confirmed, you can't change your payment method at this time.
Long term reservations
If you book a reservation for 28 nights or more, you’ll be charged a first month down payment when the reservation is confirmed. Then, the rest of the nights will be charged on a monthly basis.
If your listing requires a security deposit, you won’t be charged unless the host files a successful claim within 14 days of your checkout.