Easynest is a new online hotel room-sharing program that capitalizes on the fact that most hotel rates are based on double occupancy, whether or not there are two occupants. By finding someone to share the room – and the cost – you rate would be cut in half.

It works like this: You create a profile at easynest.com list the cities where you are headed and Easynest finds someone to share the room with you. You then split the bill.

For now, the service is free, though the site's founders say they'll eventually charge a commission for the service. Current membership is about 400