Bed Count needed, in addition to Guest Count

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One of my 2 Private Guest Suites utilizes raised platform airbeds, in addition to the Main Master Queen Bed. Going back to AirBnB's roots, I offer my houseguests up to 7 extra beds BY REQUEST ONLY, for customized sleeping accommodations.  These are portable, so they are NOT all set up for every guest. The booking guest needs to REQUEST how many beds they need, so we can arrange them before check in. The charge for extra guests is really based on extra beds.  The first 2 people can stay for the base price if they share the Master Queen Bed.  But if 2 people are booking who want 2 beds, then they have to tell me (and of course, I ASK to be told in the description and booking message, but they NEVER read anything).  So once we know, we have to ask them to book 3 guests for 2 beds, so we know to set up one extra bed.  If they want 5 beds, it's 6 guests, unless the first 2 are sharing (and that's when it really gets confusing).  SO, it would be SO much easier if they could request beds AND guest count. (I'm sure they already designate it in the search, but as their host, we don't see that.) 


Please make that available and required!


Thx in advance & for all you do! :-)


(PS...I haven't found a search option here, so I can't tell if this has already been requested yet. Thx!)3xtra beds - great room.jpgExtra beds- great room 2.jpgMickey beds- side room.jpg

Alice & Jeff in
Durham, NC
Level 10

You need to either set up separate listings for all the configurations or post a note in your listing about bed usage.  This way the guest who has 7 guests and wants 7 beds books the correct reservation.  


1. listing#1 - one person, one bed (additional people fee for sleeping in the same bed only) 

2. listing #2 - two people, two beds (addtional people only to sleep in the same beds - so 4 people 2 beds)

3. listing #3 - 4  people, 4 beds..... extra people up to 8 total in 4 beds..... 

4. Listing #4 - 6 people, 3 beds.... 

5. Listing #5 - 7 people, 7 beds ... extra people must sleep together with these guests up to a total of 14 guests???? 

You need to come up with the exact sequence of iterations and there are multiple threads in the Forums that discuss this exact question.


The listings descriptions and set ups are critical to getting the right guests into the right sleeping configuration and you, as the host, control this, not the guest.  You are the person providing the beds so you need to set up the listings to create the right price and bed arrangements that suit your listing.  

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