WhosYourGuest (WYG) is a free online platform where accommodation providers rate their guests and share information about their behavior. This allows the ho(s)tels to offer a better stay experience to their guests while at the same time helping them save billions of dollars in prevented damages to facilities and reputation. It's like Tripadvisor but in reverse. WYG members have access to a database that allows them to search and verify the type of guest when reserving or checking in.
The benefits are huge:
Joining and being part of the community is totally free. As a basic/free user, you receive 30 searches/month and can rate as many guests as you want. You can also use the basic version of our Property Management System (PMS or Hotel Software) for free.
Yes it is legal.
However, you will need to follow the guidelines and recommendations we provide our members mainly adding a clause to the check-in form the guest signs allowing you to collect, store and share their information and information about their stay with trusted 3rd parties like WhosYourGuest and its members.
The database is operated and managed directly by WYG and protected with encryption technologies. It is a closed network that only members have access to.
As a requirement you must:
After a verification process, WhosYourGuest team will respond within 24 hours with a confirmation email. In this email you will receive your login details (user and password) to the platform as well as documents and manuals of interest.
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Basically you can report any offense you wish. However, we have most cases covered already with some predefined offenses like leaving without pay, alleged theft, vandalism, excess noise, disrespect staff or other guests, bad or unfair review or a threat to post one, No show, consumption of unauthorized substances, smoking in the room, unauthorized guests, payment chargeback and many more.
On your dashboard you can choose to receive email notification also to your recovery/personal email. For additional emails to receive alerts you need to be a Pro member.
Use the search option to enter the guests' details and check their history
Reports are made from our platform/internet site. Once you log in you can click on the "Review" page. You can also do it from here
No, for security reasons it is necessary that all reports are made from the report form. Reports sent by other means, like email or whatsapp, will not be taken into account.
No. Reports are anonymous for the security and confidentiality of the reporting establishment. The other participating members will see only the information from the report and the city where it happened, but not the name of the reporting establishment.
Based on the case details and severity you can ask for advance payment, a deposit, tell him we know what happened and we are keeping an eye or in extreme cases you can deny stay. You can also contact the reporting establishment using the button available at the end of each report (if no button is available it's because they wish not to be contacted). They will receive a message with your details and if interested they will get in touch with you. If any of you still need our assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us againt.
To find out how to report and what information you can enclose, please click on the “How to Report” button available on the right side of the report form.
Everyone with access to the platform can write a report or a review. However, only the manager or owner can confirm it and send
Yes, you can report a “Threat of a bad review” or an “Unfair review. However, in the latter case you need to attach a copy of that review.
The time depends on the type of offense. It can vary from 1 to 4 years.