We are a brand new hostel in Bucharest, Romania, and we've been paying close attention to the threads on Hostel Management during the planning stage of nearly a year. Now we are ready to receive our guests and have taken the necessary steps to register with most of the booking sites out there, which brings up the first most important difficulty we are facing:
From your own experience, what would be a normal waiting time to receive membership on a booking engine, specifically on Hostelworld? The 48 hours reply time as stated when you submit the application form have now expired and it makes us wonder... So far, only Gomio has confirmed our membership and allowed us to build our microsite.
We are experiencing mounting pressure to receive reservations as soon as possible and every day counts.
Our place is a splendid restored interior of a late 19th century townhouse with luminous rooms, generously proportioned windows and ceiling heights, numbering four bedrooms (an 8-bed dorm, a 6-bed dorm, a double private room and a single room), a common room as well as two lavish bathrooms with toilets and showers and a delightful self-catering kitchen. We are on the 1st floor and access is from the street through a corridor leading to the reception and then up on a wooden winding staircase. The stairwell has a large period window opening into a lightwell.
Please visit us (for now) on our Gomio microsite:
Thank you, and any info or word of advice on the registration process with the booking sites and how long it can take would be greatly appreciated!