When hosts that you've applied for want to receive you, they'll pre-approve your stay on a specific date.
You can then confirm your stay to reserve your position and have an official agreement that you both understand and are commited to what you have agreed in conversation.
How it works:
Let's say you have applied to help out at Fun Hostel. You've added your payment info, selected a planned trip date and started chatting with the hostel owner, Anna.
If the conversation goes well and Anna is interested in hosting you, she pre-approves your stay with the arrival and departure dates that work for her.
When you're pre-approved, decide if you're100% sure you can travel on those dates.
By accepting it, you confirm your stay and we charge you our fee. If you decline it, no charge will be made and you can continue to chat to rearrange dates.