How do I place a share room request on RoomShare?

When you raise a room request on RoomShare, you’re making arrangements to share the room with another host. Each host has their own preferences which need to be met before the host approves your room sharing request. Certain best practices to ensure a higher acceptance rate bu hosts:

Complete Your Profile

Complete your profile before you request a booking with a host, so they can know a little bit about you when they confirm. Your profile should include photos, verifications and as much information as possible for the host to make an informed decision of accepting or rejecting the booking request.

Find the Right Place

When searching for a place, make sure to include your dates and location details to get the most accurate room listings. Read reviews, descriptions, host preferences, and amenities for each place to see if it’s the right fit for you. You can always contact the host if you have any questions about the hotel or room you plan to share.

Book It!

You’ve found the perfect place, and now it’s time to make it official. So you can send a request to share the room through the ‘Request to Book’ button on the detailed listing page.

Hosts have 2 hours to accept your request, and after the booking request has been accepted you can make the payment to confirm the booking.

How do I use search filters?

If you want to narrow down your choices when looking for a place to stay, you can use search filters.

Descriptions for filters

For the most accurate results, always start your search by choosing your destination and check-in, check-out dates.

Other filters are available as well, some of which can be found by clicking on the Filters Tab:
Hotel Rating: Filter listings based on the star ratings received by the hotel.
Type of Bed: Filter listings based on type of bed i.e. King, Queen, Twin, Double etc
Smoking Room: Filter listings based on the type of rooms i.e. Smoking/Non Smoking
BreakFast: Filter listings based on availability of complementary breakfast
Wifi: Filter listings based on wifi availability in the hotel room
Price Range: Allows guests to filter listings based on the rate per night as quoted by the host.
Host Rating: Filter listings based on reviews & ratings received by hosts

Additionally there are additional parameters related to the host on the basis of which a guest can filter the listings which are:

  • Host Gender
  • Host Sexual Orientation
  • Host Age
  • Smoking/Non Smoking Host
  • Drinking/Non Drinking Host
  • Host Ethnicity
  • Host Profession
  • Host Education
  • How do I search for listings?

    When you search for a place to stay on RoomShare, you can narrow your options by using filters and reading the descriptions of places to check if they’d be a good fit for you. To search for a place to stay:
    1. On RoomShare, enter your destination and check-in, check-out dates
    2. Click on Need Room.
    3. If you want, use the filters (for example, price range) to narrow your options. Click on the Filters tab to see all available filters.
    4. Scroll through the listings or use the map to find listings in the location you want.
    5. Click on a listing to open it. To learn more about it, read the description, check the available amenities, review the host’s partner preferences, and see reviews that other guests have left for the host.
    6. If you have any questions, send the host a message. Or, if you’re ready to book, request to book the listing.

    How do I know if a listing is available?

    Whenever a guest searches for a room there are multiple listings options shown to the guest. Once the guest clicks on a particular listing, a separate page which has complete details of the host & hotel is shown. In this page the guest can choose to place a request for sharing the room. In the same page there is a button called as availability. Once a guest clicks on the availability button, a calendar opens up which shows the dates which are available for booking. All other dates are crossed out or grayed out (if a booking is already confirmed for that date). This gives the guest an idea of which dates are available for sharing the room with the host.

    How do I favorite a specific room listing?

    You can favorite a specific room listing only when you are logged in. Once you are logged in & search for a room, the listings are displayed matching your location & check- in, check-out dates. In these listings there is an option to favorite the listing of your choice. Every listing has a heart symbol which you can click on & once you click on it that listing goes to your list of favorite listings. You can check your favorite listings by clicking on the Favorites option under the account tab.

    What are the different types of listing rates that I can see?

    As a guest you will see two different kinds of rates on any listing i.e. ‘Average Rate per Night’ & ‘Rate per night’. If the host has a stay of only one night then the rate shown will be rate per night and if the host has a stay of multiple nights, the rate shown will be an average of the rates of all nights put together.

    What are the main types of room listings shown to me?

    There are mainly two types of room listings that are shown to guests:
    Verified Listings - These are listings in which there is a verification done for confirming the reservation status of the host hotel booking
    New Listings - These are listings which have been added within the last 6 hours