Hi all! I started renting my basement apartment in December as a private room because we share some common areas. So far I’ve mostly hosted couples or friends traveling as pairs. My first guests were not a good fit, but I learned a lot, and have had great guests after, and have been earning five star reviews. I’m attracting the kind of guests I want (backpackers and road-trippers looking for a step up from a hostel who are pleasantly surprised how comfortable and cozy my place is). I have seven bookings over the next two months, and they’re also all pairs. I charge can extra $15 per guest after two guests, so I like hosting larger groups. (I know some advise against charging more per guest because it encourages scammers, but we share some common spaces, I would know if they were trying to sneak extra people in.)
I am surprised I haven’t attracted more big parties because I’m one of the few places near the city center that sleeps four for under $100 a night (my off-season price).
I am not that kid-friendly, so perhaps I am ruling out families with young children, who are probably the most likely groups to be traveling with three or four guests.
Do you get many groups of four? How about groups of five?