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Host interactions and pre-approvals

  • How-to

    Contacting Hosts

    If you want to find out more about a place or experience before booking, you can message the Host on Airbnb.
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    How an invite to book works

    A pre-approval is a way for a Host to let you know that their listing is available when asked about a potential reservation. You have 24 hou…
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    What does it mean if a host pre-approves me?

    If a host pre-approves you, you can automatically book your reservation for the dates you’ve enquired about without waiting for another resp…
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    Invites and special offers

    You can contact a host about their place before requesting to book it. The host then has the option to pre-approve you or give you a special…
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    When to message your Host

    You can book a reservation without contacting the Host beforehand, but it’s a good idea to message the Host if you have questions.
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    Contacting a Host without booking a reservation

    Before you book, you can ask a Host specific questions about a listing, availability and more.
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    If a Host asks you to sign a contract

    Some Hosts require a rental agreement to secure a reservation but they must disclose this requirement and its terms prior to booking.