A site that is labeled as an Instant book means that Hipcampers are able to get immediate confirmation of their booking upon selecting available dates and going through the booking process. Sites that are Instant Book" will display an ‘Instant Book’ tag on the site tile on the lefthand side of the page.
Request to book
With a request to book sites, Hosts are given 24 hours to respond to Hipcampers' requests. Hosts can either accept or decline bookings, and the request will expire after 24 hours if the Host does not respond. Sites set up as Request to Book will not display an ‘Instant book’ tag on the site tile on the lefthand side of the page.
Please note: Hipcamp will put a hold on your funds when you submit your booking request, but we only capture the charge when/if a request to book is accepted. However, the charge will show up as "pending" on your credit card while the request is pending, and sometimes for up to 7 days after the request expires or is declined by the Host.