Airbnb Hints and Tips

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What Percentage Of Guests Leave A Review?

Now that we are up and running as a business (thanks to airbnb) I thought it would be a good exercise for us to see how many guests actually leave a review. Sometimes we feel we do everything and more for a guest and even after that they don’t write a review. We never underestimate…

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Laundry, Linen and Louis

What an amazing busy start to 2013. Naturally we were a little nervous about bringing on a new apartment to our profile let alone 3 within 2 months of each other. Whilst it has been a learning curve it has also been great fun and has certainly filled up our days. There is someone who has made a huge…

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The Ourbnb Company Wheels

Here is the latest edition to our family. Last year with the first apartment going back and forth with the large blue Ikea bags was not too much of a hassle. It’s only two blocks away and a few trips a week. But with our new apartments it soon became apparent that we needed a solution to get…

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Missing In Action!

We’ve been off the radar a little over the past few weeks, and with good reason too. First we had a long overdue trip to Ireland with the kids to catch up with every one back home. It was the first opportunity we had and thanks to our good friend and fellow Airbnb host Charles who looked…

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100 Reviews

Yippee…. so we have reached 100 reviews and counting!! Now out of all of these only two unfortunately were not good reviews (some people just cannot be pleased) so besides guests who did not do a review, percentage wise that’s an A+ mark, or 98% satisfied customers so far. I don’t want to be blowing…

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Where did everybody go?

For us here in Barcelona we are coming in to the low season. Strangely it has affected us more at our home where we host rather than the apartment we manage, which is going strong. So what to do about this lull time? First things first, check and lower rates accordingly. It is better to have someone in…

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Pickpockets Love Tourists

Barcelona is a beautiful city and relatively safe. With between 6.8 and 7.2 million tourists on a good year this makes it the world’s fourth most visited tourist destination. However like many tourist destinations this makes it an ideal place for pickpockets and thieves and it’s a problem here. We hear so many stories of bags and phones and wallets been…

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Airbnb Rocks – A Musician’s Guide to Touring with Airbnb

I found this guy’s blog on the net and had to share it with you all. Wes Davenport is a digital native from Tennessee who has a love for live music along with meeting and hearing peoples’ stories on his travels. He is also the publicist and co-manager for Nashville electro-rock band Vinyl Thief. Communications specialist and…

Love is in the AIR!

Well, what an exciting week we have had! It started last Sunday when we had one of the nicest couples you could ever meet arrive at our door. It was the last night of the Olympics and myself and Fiona were looking forward to watching the closing ceremony and to see if it would be as impressive as the…

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How Long Does An Airbnb Guest Stay?

Recently we received an email from a host who had just started up and they asked us what is the average length of stay of a guest. Hmmm, this is something we didn’t know off the top of our heads, but thought it would be a great exercise to find out. We could then answer the question put to us and this would be useful…

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