Hi everyone; I have a double room that is set up for one person, a small cleaning fee, and an additional charge if a second person stays in the room. Makes it cheaper per person for them and isn’t much more than my single room if it’s just a solo traveller.
Today I had an enquiry, but the guest only booked for one person and then asked if I accepted couples. I’m not sure why; the only remote thing I have to go on is that she’s from Utah so maybe they’re used to more conservative hosts, I honestly have no idea. Anyway, only tried to book for one guest and not two. I’ve clarified that she’ll have to update the enquiry because I’ve been warned she might be trying to book for one to avoid the additional charge.
If anyone’s wondering why the per person charge, this is something I’ve been advised, and my house is available for larger groups now on a per person basis, so it all kinda works together and is consistent. Makes it cheaper for a solo traveller and cheaper again per person if sharing.
Am I being too cautious? I’m not sure I’m handling this right but I don’t want to run anything outside of AirBnB, and haven’t called them for advice on the matter yet. I’d rather miss out on this reservation than be manipulated but maybe I’m jumping to conclusions.
Any advice is appreciated!