While a fancy hotel is usually a cool spot to hang out in when visiting a new place, it can be a bit difficult to feel connected to a destination from the twentieth floor of a building. In our increasingly connected world, hotels tend to feel a lot like each other and can generally feel like worlds of their own.
It’s no surprise then that an increasing number of travelers opt for a more interpersonal option: guest rooms. Guest rooms allow you to stay at a local's home in a part of the city where “real people” live. This means you can get more exposure to a place’s culture than if you lived in a business district filled with office towers and malls.
Guest rooms have also become more popular thanks to services such as Airbnb, with more and more hosts joining such networks and opening up their homes to visitors from around the world. If you’re thinking about turning your old storage room into a modern guest room, there are certain essentials that every discerning host should get to make sure that the experience of their visitors is as pleasant as possible.