When a property is available for 'instant booking' it means that a guest can book the property straight away without a host confirming availability. As soon as the guest has entered in their booking details and payment information, their booking is submitted and they should receive a booking confirmation email soon after.
If a property is setup for 'on request' bookings, the guest will need to 'Request to book'. The host can then determine if they wish to accept the booking or not. Please note that we encourage hosts to accepts bookings within 48hours of a guests request. Guests will only be charged once the host has accepted the booking and the guest has received the booking confirmation.