I have hosted about a dozen people and always return requests, even if I cannot host. My current tour from Glacier NP to Seattle to San Francisco is the first time I have asked for hosting. It has not been a great experience. Many people do not reply. Some are listed at 0% response. Why are they not kicked off?
I see complaints about sending multiple requests but I have had to resort to that as well as most people do not respond. Not some, but most!? def over 50% :(
We are currently headed to Portland and wanted to stay two nights but may have to spring for a hotel. Unfortunately, it is Labor Day weekend in the US, however we had the same lack of response for Vancouver the same weekend as well as Missoula a few weeks ago.
Have others had this much trouble? I seem to have excellent feedback so I don't think I seem rotten or something silly like that. I have really enjoyed helping out fellow travelers and sharing stories as well as my city; and will continue to do so. However, as far as feeling like i paid things forward and banked karma...I feel a bit salty!