Home

Online Homesharing Service Charges $20 Flat Rate No Matter What

By Bianca Lambert

Share

As travelers, we’re always looking for ways to see the world and save money while we’re doing it. What if we told you of a service that was Couchsurfing meets Airbnb, but you used your social network to find a place to book for just $20. Meet Guest-rm, a service that uses your Facebook network to find accommodations for your next trip.

 

Founder John Angotti was inspired to create this service because of the difficulties he experienced hosting his friends and family in his 450 square feet apartment, and he had no affordable options to recommend to his out-of-town guests. As a result, he greenlit Guest-rm as an answer to the problem.

 

The sign-up process is easy. You link your Facebook profile, create a listing, and you’ll be well on your way to reconnecting with your Facebook friends as a host or a guest. The service allows you to decide who you’d like to share your listing with — if you only want to stay with close friends in your circle, there is a setting for that. But, if you’d like to open your search to your friends and their network, that’s also an option too.

 

Prices are always $20 per night, and never fluctuate based on variables like the holidays, peak travel times, or outside competition.

 

Guest-rm doesn’t want just to give travelers the opportunity to save a few bucks —the goal is always to use technology and travel to build community. When family and friends open their home to you, it is always proper etiquette to leave a thank you note or small gift. The same applies here. The website recommends that you leave your host(s) a thank you gift to show your appreciation for them opening their home to you. The gift can be a bottle of wine, a gift card, or anything your heart desires.

Share
Travel Noire

Bianca Lambert

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Eliud Kipchoge Makes Kenya Proud As First Person To Run A Marathon In Under 2 Hours

Eliud Kipchoge Makes Kenya Proud As First Person To Run A Marathon In Under 2 Hours

Kenyan Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge felt pretty good knowing he made history by becoming the first person in history to run a marathon in under two hours. He’s officially joined the ranks of great runners like Usain Bolt, who holds the world record in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4 × 100 meters […]

Rachel George

Drunken Spirit Passenger Thrown Off Flight For Vomiting In Woman’s Hair

Drunken Spirit Passenger Thrown Off Flight For Vomiting In Woman’s Hair

An 8 am Spirit Airlines flight from Chicago to Baltimore was delayed after a drunk passenger was kicked off the plane for throwing up on the female passenger in front of him. The incident, which was captured and posted on social media by traveler Cassidy Smith, occurred on Sunday, October 5th. In the first set […]

Stephanie Ogbogu

Lupita Nyong’o Set To Explore The History Of An  All-Women West African Army In New Film

Lupita Nyong’o Set To Explore The History Of An All-Women West African Army In New Film

Lupita Nyong’o has been a strong force in bringing the stories of black women to the forefront. She’s continuing to leave her mark in the film industry with her newest project, highlighting the real-life stories of African women warriors. Deadline recently released news that Nyong’o will be involved in a documentary about an all-women army […]

Kelsey Marie