By Ken Hegan for MSN
Would you share a hotel room with a total stranger?
That’s the concept behind Easynest.com, a startup that connects solo travellers looking to save cash on hotel stays.
Here’s the thing: hotel rates are based on double occupancy. Which is a win for couples but if you’re flying solo, you pay a premium. That’s where Easynest comes in. Instead of spending $40 on a stained bunk bed in some ratbag hostel (and instead of paying $80 for a whole hotel room to yourself), you can pay 40 bucks to get 1 of 2 beds in the $80 hotel room.
So you’ll pay hostel prices but get more room and comfort (in theory). Easynest’s slogan: “Share cost. Make friends.”
Just pray you don’t spend the night with, say, Heisenberg or Swimfan.