Harry's Inn


Things to consider before checking in Guesthouses


uest house (also guesthouse) is a kind of lodging. In some parts of the world (such as the Larnaca, Cyprus), guest houses are a type of inexpensive hotel-like lodging. In still others, it is a private home that has been converted for the exclusive use of lodging. The owner usually lives in an entirely separate area within the property and the guest house may serve as a form of lodging business.

This type of accommodation presents some benefits such as:

  • Personalized attention
  • Healthy and homemade food
  • Quietness
  • Inexpensiveness


In some areas of the world, guest houses are the only kind of accommodation available for visitors who have no local relatives to stay with. Among the features which distinguish a guest house from a hotel, or inn is the lack of a full-time staff.

Life in a paying guest house:

People living in a paying guest house can be from different states and cultures so one who lives in PG accommodation often choose these good points so that their life becomes easy and comfortable.

  • Sharing and adjustments
  • Acknowledging the small matters
  • Exchanging of contact numbers
  • Keeping focus on the study
  • Using of eye band and ear plugs
  • Participating in a get-together
  • Safety check

A big plus point of a professionally run paying guest accommodation service is that the owner follows the safety norms set by their local government. Some of the important safety points are:

  • Fire safety with regular fire drills
  • Disaster management
  • Updated safety equipment
  • Information signboards for guests and staff
  • Government certifications