Last minute reservations is the name given to reservations in which the guest completes the acquisition at a time very close to his/her arrival date.

The concept "last minute" is relative to each business reality, that is in larger businesses, this period may be something like 1 hour before arrival, while for small property managers, this period may be 3 days before arrival.

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Practical example of last minute reservation

I am on my way to Rio de Janeiro in a bus coming from São Paulo and I start looking for acommodations in the city during my trip.

This concept of last minute reservations is only present in places and listings that accept instant bookings, because otherwise, the custumer would still need to fill out and send the form to the administrator for the reservation acceptance.

Frequent doubts on last minute reservations

Check the table below for the most frequent doubts from users about last minute bookings and settings on

I want to work with instant booking, but I need more time to prepare for the reservations.
What can I do?
In this case, you can indicate on that you have restrictions on the last minute reservations policy during the configuration and in that way we will be able to avoid reservations under the time you need.SEE DETAILS
How does the sales channels receive my configuration on last minute reservations policy when it has restrictions?When your restriction involves days, will send the information as a calendar block.
When it involves hours, there are more variations because each channel has its own specifications.
How is the website's behaviour regarding the policy?
(Pro, Administrator and Agency plans)
On your website, the behaviour will be 100% aligned with what you have set and a warning message will be displayed to the user.
Remember that this is only for listings that accept instant bookings!

Now that you already know what are the last minute reservations and know the main doubts about its use on, how about checking out other related policies?