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    Should I book if I have not heard back from the host?

    Once you’ve found a listing for your trip, we recommend messaging the host to double-check the availability of the space for your dates.

    Message the host before requesting

    Unless you've found an Instant Book listing, you’ll have to request that the host accept your stay. It’s a good idea to message the host before requesting, since they can answer questions about their home as well as let you know that it’s available.

    To contact a host from the listing page, click Contact Host and ask the host any questions you have. Most hosts respond within a few hours. Keep in mind that you may be in different time zones or that the host may not have internet access at the moment.

    The host isn’t responding

    If a host hasn't responded, consider contacting other hosts in the area. You can message as many hosts as you'd like, so it's up to them to respond to you in a timely fashion or risk losing their chance of having you as a guest.

    Sending multiple requests

    Unless you're planning on renting multiple locations for the same dates, make sure you don’t submit more than one reservation request at a time, as you may end up booking multiple reservations during the same time period.

    Contact the host after making the reservation

    After you’ve made the reservation, you can reach the host by going to Trips on, finding the reservation and contacting the host from there.