If you come across a listing that offers Instant Booking, it means that:
1) It is an Exclusive place, meaning it is only available to book on Uniplaces;
2) You can book it instantly* between a specific period of time;
3) You don't need to wait for the landlord's acceptance.*
Places that offer Instant Booking almost always have a pre-defined period of time you can book. It normally corresponds to a 6-month period to match the length of an academic semester.
How to know if a place offers Instant Booking
Instant Booking listings show up on our search results with the blue "Instant Booking" tag. If a place offers Instant Booking, a small pop up bar will show up in the listing page letting you know the dates you have to select to be able to book the place instantly.
How to book a place that offers Instant Booking
You simply need to select the dates that offer Instant Booking. You can do so in the calendar box at the bottom of your screen by clicking on "Select these dates". As soon as you do, a blue "Book Now" button with a lightning bolt will appear. Keep in mind that as soon as you finish filling in the check-out form, your credit card will automatically be charged with the first month's rent, the Uniplaces one-time service fee and, only if applicable, the holding deposit.
Also, keep in mind that most of the places that offer Instant Booking are only available for under 30-year-olds.
Since these places are only found on Uniplaces and are high in demand, make sure to book yours fast!
Find here the places you can book instantly for:
Click here to know more about Exclusive places, and read this article to know more about how much you will be charged when booking with Uniplaces.
*Your booking requests are directly accepted by Uniplaces agents. Please keep in mind that by booking on a weekday after 6pm (Lisbon/London time) or during the weekend, your booking may only be accepted within 15 to 72 hours.