SpaceProtect for Hosts

An explanation of SpacetoCo's Space and Host protection measures.

SpaceProtect is a service that SpacetoCo offers as part of its booking platform. unnamed-1It replaces the traditional method of holding a Bond and greatly reduces the administrative burden of collecting, holding, and returning funds.

There are two options for holding/collecting Guest funds: These are Pre-Event, & Post-Event.

Option 1: Pre-Event SpaceProtect

In some situations, a Host may want to hold funds prior to the event taking place. In this instance, SpacetoCo places a hold on the Guest’s card (similar to a ‘hotel hold’ that's taken at reception prior to staying in a hotel). This hold (taken 3 to 4 days before the booking) guarantees that the funds are secure.

To access SpaceProtect, simply locate your booking in the Host dashboard, and scroll down to the 'SpaceProtect' card to initiate the process.

4 days before the even (2 pm local time), SpacetoCo will attempt to hold the required funds from the Guest’s registered card. If the attempt fails, SpacetoCo will notify both the Host and Guest, and will try again 24hrs later. If the 3rd attempt fails, SpacetoCo works with the Host & Guest to find a resolution.

Once the event has passed, the Host has 3 days to put forward a claim. If no claim is made, the hold is automatically released back onto the Guests card. For most bank accounts, this release is instant and the Guest would see the hold disappear from their statement.

To view the full pricing on SpaceProtect, please click here: https://support.spacetoco.com/spaceprotect-pricing 

Option 2: Post-Event SpaceProtect

For most events, particularly low-risk bookings, the option to capture funds after an event takes place is the most appropriate pathway.

SpacetoCo’s payment merchant partners (Stripe & GoCardless) keep a secure and encrypted record of the Guest’s payment information, which can be accessed if needed. At the request of the Host and with sufficient and valid reason, a claim can be put forward after a booking.

To access SpaceProtect, simply locate your booking in the Host dashboard, and scroll down to the 'SpaceProtect' card to make a claim. Once a claim is submitted, it is sent through to the SpacetoCo team for approval. 

If the claim is successful, the funds collected will be passed to the Host when the booking is paid out. 

Post-Event collections do come with an inherent risk, being the following:

  • The payment method used by the Guest has expired

  • The payment method has insufficient funds (e.g. Debit Card)

To view the full pricing on SpaceProtect, please click here: https://support.spacetoco.com/spaceprotect-pricing