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How do I book a place on MyTravelPie.com?
When you book a place on MyTravelPie.com, you’re making arrangements to stay in someone’s home. All of the stays on MyTravelPie are unique and each host has their own style of hospitality, starting with how they like to get to know their guests. Some hosts want to approve reservations, while others are comfortable letting you book their place instantly without waiting for approval.
1. Complete Your Profile
In either case, it’s important to know that MyTravelPie.com is a community that relies on trust. Complete your profile before you request a reservation 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 and a verified email id in order to book.
2. Find the Right Place
You can choose stays that reflect your character and you’ll want to make sure the place you choose has everything you need for a comfortable and memorable trip.
When searching for a place, make sure to include your dates and number of guests to get the most accurate pricing.
Depending on the no of people who are travelling with you and your preferences you can look for either entire places or private rooms.
Read reviews, descriptions, house rules, and amenities for each place to see if it’s the right fit for your trip. You can always contact the host if you have any questions about their home.
3. Book It!
You’ve found the perfect place, 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.
Some of our hosts offer complimentary / chargeable add-on experiences such as nature walks, candle light dinners etc so that you can experience the place in a local way. You can add these add-ons to your booking from the "Add-On Experiences" section on the listing page.
For hosts who manage their inventory on a day to day basis and don’t want to approve each reservation, you’ll see a button on their listing that says Instant Book. Like the name suggests, you can confirm a reservation at these places right away.
Request to Book
Many hosts prefer to approve reservations before they’re final. In this case, you’ll see a button on their listing that says Request to Book. To submit a reservation request, you’ll need to enter your payment details. Hosts have 24 hours to accept your request, and your reservation is automatically confirmed once they do. Learn more about submitting a reservation request.
Pre-approvals and Special Offers
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 either a pre-approval or Special Offer. A pre-approval is an invitation to finish booking for the dates and number of guests you noted in your message. A Special Offer gives the host the opportunity to provide special pricing, dates, and other reservation details before you book.