When a property is available for 'instant booking' it means that you can book the property straight away without a host confirming availability. As soon as you have entered in your booking details and payment information, your booking is submitted and you should receive a booking confirmation email soon after.
If a property is setup for 'on request' bookings, you will need to 'Request to book'. The host can then determine if they wish to accept your booking or not. Please note that we encourage hosts to accepts bookings within 24hours of a guests request. You will only be charged once the host has accepted the booking and the guest has received the booking confirmation.