As part of the verification process, we will send each member an SMS message which will include a verification code. Our verification processes bring consistency across flipMyroom and promotes trust between members.
- Phone Number
- Location on a map (the map view of your home will only display its approximate location)
- The room they are listing is private and not shared with themselves or with another member of the household or any other guests
- Clean bed linen is provided
- The room is clean and well presented when the guest arrives
- House rules are adhered to
- The room has a designated bathroom (either en-suite or shared)
- The room is not misrepresented in any way on flipMyroom
- flipMyroom is within its rights to refuse rooms if they do not meet a certain standard
- Poor room reviews could result in cancellation of membership
- If you refuse more than 3 bookings, your room could be put under review or taken off the site if an explanation is not satisfactory
- We operate a 'zero tolerance' policy towards racism, sexism, aggressive behaviour, both verbal and physical and fraudulent behaviour.
Here you will find a few tips to help make your
experience a memorable one:
Respond Promptly to all queries, questions or doubts from other members. It is important to use our internal mail system.
Share stories, favourite music/books best restaurants in area etc. Chat with other members about places to visit, make a connection, build trust and then go and stay
Your Listing and your Profile pages are starting points of your communication with other Members. Dedicate time to carefully fill out those pages. They are important sources of information about who you are, what you can offer and what you are looking for. Make sure the description of your bedroom or spare room is accurate and not misleading. Post clear images. Rooms with high quality images are more likely to receive booking enquiries. Include photographs of local attractions, the outside of the property, the room, bathroom etc.
Remember to leave your room just as clean and tidy for your guest as you'd like other members' rooms to be for you. This also applies when you depart at the end of your stay. Keep your finds in order and always clean up after yourself.
Ask questions! Have conversations! So you know what to expect. Some things you may want to ask:
- How many people live in your home?
- Do you allow guests to use the kitchen?
- Are there safety precautions regarding the local area?
- Get to know the “rules” of the house, check in and out times for example.
Make sure your room is clean and welcoming when the hosts arrive. You may want to include a small welcome pack or fresh flowers to make it a real 'home from home.'
When looking for other members always carefully review their profiles to get a better sense of who they are. If after reviewing their profile and messaging them you are not comfortable, politely decline the offer. Remember, do it as soon as possible. It's okay to say no, but it's not okay to leave the host/guest waiting without a response.
An important order of business is picking which room to rent out with
. While the obvious choice is an already unused room, you may want to consider several other factors.
- Note the proximity of the room to yours and your family's rooms. For example, if you have 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 downstairs, you may wish to rent the one downstairs. This will give you both a bit of added privacy.
- The location of the bathrooms in relation to the rental room is another consideration.
If you would like to contact us for further information or help, please email:email@example.com