Just had a prospective guest write in and ask:
Do we have to share the bathroom with other guests ?
Well, yes… it turns out you do. Which is why it says SHARED BATHROOM on the top line of the description! It’s also why we spend a paragraph later on explaining that we clean it every day because it is shared and we know no one wants to see somebody else’s mess.
So, I promptly Declined his request and sent him this message that will hopefully make him a better prospect for the next host:
I’m sorry for declining your request to stay in our place. But to ask if the bathroom is shared shows you didn’t take the time to even glance at our description. Because the answer to your question is right at the top of our listing where it says: Bathroom: Shared
We also mention it at least twice in the written part of our description.
We’ve found that guests who don’t care enough to take the time to even glance at our description - don’t really understand the differences between Airbnb and a hotel. And because of that they cause far more trouble for us than it’s usually worth.
So, for that reason, I’m going to decline your request.