Looking for last minute accommodations? Standby is the way to go! By submitting a Standby request through the site, hosts in the area will be alerted of your request and will be able to send you messages with offers to stay with them. If your trip is within 5 days, you're eligible to sign up for this feature. After doing a search for the dates of your stay, click on the link "Do you need a place pronto?" at the top of the search results.