How do I book a space on thisopenspace?
When you book a place on thisopenspace, you’re making an agreement to use in someone's space. Each host has their own manner of managing their space, starting with how they like to get to know guests and what they are planning. Some hosts want to know what you are planning before approving bookings, while others are comfortable letting you book their place without much details. This also depends on what you are planning, the number of guests in a space, whether food and drinks are required, special equipment, and a variety of other details that are helpful for hosts to know.
1. Complete Your Profile
In either case, it’s important to know that thisopenspace is a community that relies on trust. Complete your profile before you request a booking with a host, so they can know a little bit about you when they confirm. Your profile should include photos and verifications, especially because some hosts require guests to have a profile photo or to be verified in order to book.
2. Find the Right Space
With thousands of listings, you’ll want to make sure the space you choose has everything you need for what you are planning.
When searching for a space, make sure to include your dates, how you are using the space, and your check-in and check-out times to get the most accurate pricing. Read reviews, descriptions, rules, and amenities for each place to see if it’s the right fit for what you are planning. You can always contact the host if you have any questions about their space before booking.
3. Book It!
You’ve found the perfect space, and now it’s time to make it official. This is where the host’s preferred way of booking will determine how you’ll confirm your reservation.
- Request to Book
Many hosts prefer that you have entered your payment details when you contact them. By entering your payment details upfront, a host will know you are committed before they approve your booking. In this case, you’ll see a button on their listing that says Request to Book. To submit a booking request, you’ll need to enter your payment details. Hosts have 24 hours to accept your request, and your booking is automatically confirmed once they do. Learn more about submitting a booking request.
If you decide to contact the host to ask questions before attempting to book, the host may respond to your message by inviting you to make a reservation with an offer. An offer is an invitation to finish booking for the details you noted in your message. An offer gives the host the opportunity to provide special pricing, dates, and other reservation details before you book. Learn more about accepting an offer to confirm your booking.