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3 Nights stay in Barcelona on us!

Morning all, Just a quick post to let you know to mark the launch of our Philona Rooms FaceBook page we are giving away the chance of a 3 night stay in March at our LUXURIOUS LARGE CENTRAL 5 ✭ APARTMENT here in Barcelona. To Enter, all you need to do is head over and like…

2015 Ourbnb

2015 Already!

Hope you all had a great Christmas and had fun bringing in the New Year. We spent Christmas in sunny Barcelona and celebrated the new year in Ireland, then back in time for the 3 kings day which is such a huge celebration in Spain. As always at this time of year we’ve been reflecting…

BedRoom Tips

Bedroom Tips For Hosts

Your bedroom at home should be relaxing, a comfortable soothing place where good quality sleep is a big factor here! For guest’s on vacation, well it’s pretty similar but with a little less stuff around! A guest’s bedroom should be the same in terms of a relaxing soothing place but should also be spotlessly clean (yawn……

Looking at ourbnb new look

Do you like our new look?

Delighted to introduce Ourbnb’s new look for Autumn 2014! So the past few weeks between hosting and other life things I’ve been busy working on our new look for our blog. Along with our fresh feel we’re adding some new features to help you guys out. Our high season has come to an end and this gives us time…

Airbnb SanFran

At Last San Francisco Makes Airbnb Legal

Airbnb and local city councils have a history of not being on the same page in some major cities. Airbnb was born back in 2008 and brought about a new way for guests to stay. It changed the way people travel and as we all know Airbnb grew fast….really fast! As this was a new format in…


Living Room Tips For Hosts

The living room can be a person’s sanctuary. Whether arriving home after a hard day at the office, or having a bad day or let’s hope a great day! Where our guests are concerned typically they will be tired after an energetic day out walking around the city sightseeing. The living room has to be very inviting,…


3 years, 700 reviews and a day off!

A couple of weeks back Airbnb reached out to us to remind us that it was our three year anniversary since we had our first Airbnb guest! All the memories of our first experience as hosts came back! Wow was that 3 years ago already! At the same time we reached a great milestone of…

Phishing Airbnb

Phishing Emails

We’ve had quite a few phishing emails recently from unscrupulous folks pretending to be Airbnb and asking us to follow a link and sign in due to some made up reason. Of course the link will take you to a page that may or may not resemble an Airbnb looking site, but checking the URL it…

Philona Rooms

The Birth of

When we started out with Airbnb if we were asked by some one for a link to our apartment we would have to give them something like Which was fine of course but we wanted something more precise for the prospective guest! So I put together a basic website site with our rooms. Then…

Kitchen Greeen

Kitchen Tips For Hosts

They say a kitchen reflects the owners personality, would that be true? So, what’s your kitchen personality? Every room is so important for our guests but the kitchen is particularly. Not only does it have to sparkle for them but it has to be clean deep down. If you do the cleaning yourself or you…

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