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What happens if my reservation request is declined or expires?

If your reservation request is declined by the host or expires, meaning the host didn’t respond within 24 hours, no charge is made for the reservation and you’re free to book with another host.

We urge our hosts to keep their calendars up to date and respond to requests in a timely manner. But, sometimes situations come up that prevent this from happening.

We recommend messaging several hosts before submitting a reservation request to ask about their availability and ask any other questions you have.

Temporary authorizations

Your payment method may be temporarily authorized for a charge when you request a reservation, but this authorization is voided and released back to the payment method if your request is declined or expires. We complete a charge only when a reservation request is confirmed.