The information about our apartment is no longer applicable, as I've since finished graduate school and am now living and working in South Korea.
As a traveler, I value authentic experiences, aimless walks in new neighborhoods and a peaceful place to end the day. I prefer AirBNB to hostels because in my experience, it's more reliable, more comfortable and more interesting.
As a host, I try to give the right amount of privacy while being available for information and help when needed. My current space is too small for guests, but I look forward to hosting again in the future.