Frequently Asked Questions

How can I create an account?


The application login screen has options for you to create an account with your email, Facebook, Google, or Apple. If you press ‘Create Account,’ you will be able to create your basic account profile. If you are not signed into Facebook or Google on your device, you will be prompted to put in your login information, which will then open an account for you using that platform.




How can I sign in with Facebook or Google?


The application login screen has options for you to create an account with your email, Facebook, or Google. Tapping ‘Continue with Facebook’ or ‘Continue with Google’ will prompt you to put in your Facebook or Google login information, which will then open an account for you using that platform.




How can I edit my profile information?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the fourth option will be ‘Account.’ Tapping this will bring you to your profile. On the profile screen, tap the three dots on the top right. The third option is to edit your profile.




How can I change my profile picture?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the fourth option will be ‘Account.’ Tapping this will bring you to your profile. On the profile screen, under your profile photo, should be an option to edit your photo. Tapping this will prompt you to either take a new photo, or to upload one from your photo gallery.




How can I change my language?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the fourth option will be ‘Account.’ Tapping this will bring you to your profile. On the profile screen, tap the three dots on the top right, which will bring you to language settings.




How can I change my payment details?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the fourth option will be ‘Account.’ Tapping this will bring you to your profile. On the profile screen, tap the three dots on the top right, which will bring you to your payment details.




How can I delete my account?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the fourth option will be ‘Account.’ Tapping this will bring you to your profile. On the profile screen, tap the three dots on the top right, which will give you an option to delete your account. Please note that deleting your account is final, and the information and login cannot be recovered.




Where can I find the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. The second-to-last option on the menu is to see the Terms and Conditions. Tapping that will bring you to the internet to see the full Terms and Conditions. The other policies are available on our website at Jstay.com.




I forgot my password. How can I retrieve it?


On the sign-in page, tap forgot password. The application will them prompt you to enter your email address. You will then receive an email with a link to reset your password.




Help! I don’t know how to….


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. One of the options is the FAQ, or Frequently Asked Questions. Tapping that will bring you to a list of questions and answers. If you still need help after looking those over, you can contact us at Jstay.com/contact-us or email us at contact-us@jstay.com.




How can I change my Kashrut level?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the fourth option will be ‘Account.’ Tapping this will bring you to your profile. On the profile screen, tap the three dots on the top right, and choose ‘Edit Profile.’ You can now edit all your profile details, including your Kashrut level.




How do I log out of the application?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the final option will be ‘Log Out.’ Please note that logging out of the application is not necessary on a regular basis, and will prevent you from seamlessly opening your Jstay account whenever you open the application.




I have not received my verification email


If you have signed up but have not recieved your verification email please check your junk or spam folder, select NOT SPAM and it should then show up in your inbox.




How can I change my password?


When logged into the app, on the home page, tap account on the footer bar. From the ‘My Profile’ screen, tap the three dots on the top right, which will give you an option to change your password.




How do I get to the home screen?


From any page in the app, tap the Jstay logo in the top right corner to go back to the home screen.




How can I see details about my upcoming and past stays?


On the main page, tap ‘My Trips’ on the footer bar. This will take you to a list of all past trips, confirmed upcoming trips, and stays you’ve requested to book.




How do I search for specifics when looking to book a stay?


On the main application page, in the search bar, choose the search filters (located in the location search box). Once on the ‘Search Filters’ page, type in the area that you’re looking to search in, choose check-in and check-out dates, and select how many guests (adults and children) will be traveling. Then, add in any additional amenities or specifics you’d want in your stay. When you have finished, tap ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page. The application will search for and generate a list of all available properties that can accommodate your party.




How do I search for a stay?


On the main application page, the top section is the stay search bar. Type in the area that you’re looking to search in, choose check-in and check-out dates, and select how many guests (adults and children) will be traveling. Then, tap ‘Search’. The application will search for and generate a list of all available properties that can accommodate your party.




How can I find available stays near me?


On the main page of the application, under the search bar, is a list of ‘Nearby Stays’. If the application is not generating nearby stays, tap the box under the header to allow the app to see your location. After you have done so, assuming that there are stays available near you, the application should automatically show them to you.




How do I check in?


On the main page, tap ‘My Trips’ on the footer bar. This will take you to a list of all upcoming trips. Tap the stay that you’d like to check in to, and at the bottom of the page you should have an option to ‘Check In’. Please note that this button will only be available on the day of arrival.




How do I review my stay?


On the main page, tap ‘My Trips’ on the footer bar. This will take you to a list of all past trips. Select the stay that you would like to review, and tap ‘Leave a Review,’ then after you have typed your review, choose ‘Submit Review’ at the bottom of the page. You will have 10 days after check out to edit your review, which can be done by going back to the past trip and choosing ‘Edit my Review’.




How do I contact the Host?


On the main page, tap ‘My Trips’ on the footer bar. This will take you to a list of all upcoming trips. Upon choosing the booking, you can choose ‘Message Host.’ After you have begun a conversation with them, you can find the messages, and discuss more, by tapping ‘Messages’ in the footer bar on the home page.




How do I edit my booking?


On the main page, tap ‘My Trips’ on the footer bar. This will take you to a list of all upcoming trips. Tap the stay that you’d like to edit your booking details for, and at the bottom of the page you should have an option to ‘Edit My Booking’. You will be able to change booking dates, and add or subtract travelers. After making your changes, be sure to tap ‘Request Changes’ to send them to the Host for approval.




How do I cancel my booking?


On the main page, tap ‘My Trips’ on the footer bar. This will take you to a list of all upcoming trips. Tap the stay that you’d like to edit your booking details for, and at the bottom of the page you should have an option to ‘Edit My Booking’. You will be able to ‘Cancel Booking’ at the bottom of the page.




How can I see my notifications in the app?


On the home page, tap the bell in the top right corner. This will bring you to a list of all application notifications, and you can expand the notifications by tapping them as well.




How do I find stays with map view?


On the home page, tap ‘Find Stays with Map View’. Doing so will take you to a live map, where you can see all available stays in that shown area. You can click on each stay pin to see more details about the stay.





FAQ For Hosts

How can I create a stay?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the second option will be ‘Create a Stay.’ Alternatively, on the ‘My Stays’ page, tap the top right icon to create a new stay.




How do I become a host?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. The second option will be ‘Become a Host.’




How do I see the stays I’ve uploaded?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. The third option will be ‘My Stays.’ Tapping this will take you to all your uploaded stays.




How can I see/edit/delete my stay?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the second option will be ‘Create a Stay.’ On the ‘My Stays’ page, under each stay name, there is a button to view the availability calendar. If you tap the stay itself, it opens to a preview of the stay. Tapping the menu bar on each stay will give you the options to view, edit, or delete your stays. Please note that deleting a stay is final, and the information cannot be recovered.




How do I block dates on my stay’s calendar?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. On the ‘My Stays’ page, under each stay name, there is a button to view the availability calendar. Select the dates that you want to block or unblock. Then tap Block/Unblock.




How do I change pricing for specific days?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. On the ‘My Stays’ page, under each stay name, there is a button to view the availability calendar. Select the dates that you want to edit pricing for, and tap ‘Edit Booking Preferences’ to make changes.




I’ve started working on my stay, but haven’t finished it yet. How can I get back to it?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the second option will be ‘Create a Stay.’ On the ‘My Stays’ page, tap the menu bar on the stay you’d like to finish, and tap edit. From the Stay Setup Menu, you can change and add any information that you’d like. When you’ve finished editing your stay, press ‘Done’ at the bottom of any of the pages you’ve edited. To publish your stay, go to the availability page and tap ‘Publish My Stay.’




How can I edit pricing for my stay?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. From there, the second option will be ‘Create a Stay.’ On the ‘My Stays’ page, tap the menu bar on the stay that you’re looking to edit. Tap ‘Edit,’ on this menu, and scroll down to pricing. When you get to the pricing page, you’ll have options to change the nightly prices, shabbat prices, and any extra fees you’d like to include.




How do I review a guest?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. Select ‘My Bookings’ and find the relevant past booking. Upon choosing the booking, there will be an option to ‘Leave a Review’ at the bottom of the page. Type in the review, and tap ‘Submit Review’ at the bottom of the page to upload it. You will have 10 days after check out to edit your review, which can be done by going back to the past booking and choosing ‘Edit my Review’.




How do I contact the guest?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. Select ‘My Bookings’ and find the upcoming booking. Upon choosing the booking, you can choose ‘Message Guest.’ After you have begun a conversation with them, you can find the messages, and discuss more, by tapping ‘Messages’ in the footer bar on the home page.




How do I see my booked stays?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. Select ‘My Bookings’ to see a list of all booking requests, upcoming bookings, and past bookings. You can also see upcoming bookings for specific stays by choosing ‘My Stays’ on the application main menu. You can then see the calendar availability for all your stays, and see all upcoming stays based on their calendar dates.




How do I edit my stay’s booking?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. Select ‘My Bookings’ and find the upcoming booking. Upon choosing the booking, you can choose ‘Edit Booking.’ You will be able to change pricing for your guests, as well as cancel it.




How do I change a price on a confirmed booking?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. Select ‘My Bookings’ and find the upcoming booking. Upon choosing the booking, you can choose ‘Edit Booking.’ You will be able to change pricing for your guests there.




How do I cancel a confirmed booking?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. Select ‘My Bookings’ and find the upcoming booking. Upon choosing the booking, you can choose ‘Edit Booking.’ You will be able to cancel the booking from there.




How do I see new booking requests?


From the main page of the application, tap the menu bar on the top left of the screen. This will bring you to the Application Main Menu. Select ‘My Bookings’ to see a list of all booking requests. Tap the requested booking to approve or deny it.