I like to smoke alone, but smoking with others is great too. The only thing that I don't really like, when the others don't know anything about hookah. It's not that bad, but when i want to have a calm night chatting with my friends, sometimes it's annoying that i always have to light some coals, ash them, move them around, pack another bowl. When you have just one hookah it's not a big problem, but with more hookahs i just feel myself like working in a hookah lounge.
Smoking with people, who know something about hookah and can play with coals or pack a bowl is a little bit easier and restful