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Instant Booking

Secure more long-term bookings of your apartments faster with our Instant Booking feature. By switching your apartment to instant booking, tenants can book your property immediately with less effort and greater convenience on both sides.

Instant bookings with instant benefits

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Preferred by tenants

Tenants and our corporate clients prefer the convenience of Instant Bookable properties.

Increased earnings​

Due to the popularity of Instant Bookings, properties have higher booking rates.

Less effort

Removing the need for tenants to send a request for approval means we save you precious time and resources.

Greater visibility

Instant Bookable properties are more visible in the search results, and hence, will improve your apartment performance.

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As simple as booking a hotel, but cheaper.

We are constantly trying to make booking apartments long-term as simple as booking a hotel. Instant booking gives Tenants this simplicity with the freedom to book on demand, while providing a greater sense of security knowing that accommodation has been organised.

 

Instant Booking provides a more seamless booking experience, while also being up to 81% cheaper than a hotel.

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Win. Win.

Tenants don’t want to wait for their booking to be accepted, while Landlords don’t want to lose a booking to another supplier. That’s why Instant Booking is a win-win for both parties.

 

In fact, we’ve seen a 50% increase in Instant Bookings from pre-COVID levels.

 

Now is the time to switch to Instant Booking for your apartments.

 

To activate Instant Bookings, please contact your Key Account Manager or email us at apartments@thehomelike.com. Or, simply log into your dashboard and click the “I am interested” button on the Instant Booking banner and one of our property experts will be in touch to assist you. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Instant booking is a feature that lets tenants book your property immediately with less effort and greater convenience on both sides. This means tenants no longer have to send a booking request for approval, saving you time and resources.

1. Up to date availability management.

To avoid overbookings or cancellations, your availability must be up to date on our platform – via a Channel Manager integration, iCals or manual updates. See integrations here.

 

2. High quality and complete listings.

With this function, you can restrict the timeframe between the first available date and the possible move-in dates for the tenant.

To activate Instant Bookings, please contact your Key Account Manager or email us at apartments@thehomelike.com. Or, simply log into your dashboard and click the “I am interested” button on the Instant Booking banner and one of our property experts will be in touch to assist you. 

Once your apartments are approved for Instant Booking, they’ll become more prominent in apartment search results and customer email alerts. We’ve seen a 50% increase in instant bookings from pre-COVID levels, proving that tenants are seeking instant bookable apartments more now than ever before.

Apartments that can be booked instantly are specially marked on our apartment search page as “Instant bookable” with a small, easily identifiable lightning bolt icon  that you can find next to the button “Continue to booking”.

Unlike the standard booking process, instant booking saves the tenant and landlord considerable time since the landlord no longer needs to approve the request. By entering your payment details and clicking the “Book now with costs” button, a binding booking is already concluded between the landlord and the tenant.

It can then be completed by a contractual document which both parties can sign online.

Some additional identification documents may be requested by the landlord in order to validate your stay. In case of insufficient or missing documentation, the landlord has the right to refuse the instant booking.

Due to the binding nature of instant bookings, we recommend tenants to not send several requests for instant bookable apartments at the same time.

If you wish to cancel your instant booking, please send us a cancellation request by filling out this form. The landlord’s cancellation policy, which you agreed to at the time of booking, will apply.

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