My husband is opposed to the concept of his two adult children (female 21, and male 23 - full blood siblings with a good relationship) sharing a hotel room and insists that at the very least they need seperate beds. I grew up camping in tiny tents with four brothers on vacation and don't see the issue. From what I gather, two twin beds in a hotel room in Europe is an oddity. Can anyone speak to the normality of sibling sharing a double bed or the availability of two beds/one room options in Europe? We're planning a trip to Germany and haven't talked to them about it yet
Update to answer questions raised: We will discuss it with the kids (adults really) but haven't yet. Accommodations aren't a small part of the budget and if it increases by 33% (going from 2 rooms nightly to 3) then that will have ramifications on the trip. We are footing the bill, so we'll need to decide what we can manage. But based on cometary so far, it seems like getting two beds in one room is both necessary and possible, and not an unusual practice for siblings to share a room. We'll still make sure they are comfortable and respect their wishes, while also being realistic about our choices. We're tentatively planning on announcing the trip in December (prior to any bookings) with a departure date in mid May.
Additional updates to questions: the trip is being announced as they commence their last semester of college as a graduation gift to both (they both graduate with BAs in May). We have heritage in Germany - their paternal grandma emigrated in the 50's with living relatives still there. It's a "find your roots as you spread you wings" trip. The kids will be able to contribute to the itinetary within reason and exact schedule (16 days). If they don't want to go, then we'll go without them!
As a couple, our funds are one and the same (no "his and hers" monies). As to guys and girls bunking together, instead of parents/ siblings, I'd be open but suspect my step daughter would prefer to bunk with her brother over me. The daughter has a BF who may want to tag along. He's welcome but must pay for his own flight and accommodations (this would actually solve my problem, as the daughter would certainly room with her BF, leaving the son with his own room). However, this will likely be cost prohibitive for the BF. There aren't any others joining us (i.e. no kids of my own) and the son is unattached. So just us four with the possibility of the BF. It seems communication is key. I don't want them to be uncomfortable and comments about the stress of travel straining relationships are worth considering. They both know how to get on eachother's nerves.