Shared Inventory - How to Link a Dorm and a Private Accommodation

Shared inventory is the practice of selling the same physical room under multiple layouts. This article shows how to sell the same physical room as both a private room or a dorm. Example: Listing one of your rooms online as either a private room or a 4-person dorm.

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  • Recommended Property Types: Hostels, Campground, properties offering dorms.

Getting Started

  • Do not link accommodations which are separate physical rooms. Shared inventory must be different layouts for the same physical room.
  • Create any additional accommodation types needed - Learn more here
    • Example: If you want to sell the same room as both a private and a 4-person dorm, you need to have one of both of those added. 
  • You may need to increase your accommodation limit to do this - Reach out to our support team if you need help.

Linking Accommodations Steps

  1. Go to Shared Inventory
  2. Click on Link Accommodations

Read the warning and agree with the terms. If you do no not agree, you cannot use Shared Inventory.

  1. Select your dorm as the primary accommodation type
    • Only one room of dorm beds can be linked at a time.
    • Add the correct number of dorm beds for this, the system doesn't check this information automatically.
  1. Additional private accommodation types can be added, but only one unit from each
    • Make sure there is only one unit from each linked private accommodation type selected
    • Not following these instructions could potentially cause inaccurate availability
  2. Click Save

To link another set of rooms, click on link accommodations and repeat this process.

You may want to rearrange your linked room types so that they are close to each other on the calendar, read our article about how to do that.

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