Did you miss us? Well we missed us and somehow 4 months have passed since our last post. So we are very sorry to our regular readers and thanks for those who were concerned of our whereabouts!!….. But we’re both fit and well and doing great.
We’ve been amazingly busy over the summer period. On the back of Airbnb we have build an amazing business that we absolutely love doing. It’s been an incredible experience and although we are always still learning, we are having great fun and love meeting awesome guests from around the world. Some who are experienced Airbnb’ers, and some first timers; in fact we have particularly noticed the high volume of new airbnb users.
We have hosted hundreds of people in the past few months and it’s been fantastic. We love greeting the guests on arrival and helping them to find their feet in the City and giving them our hints and tips to get the most out of their stay here in Barcelona.
We are quite chuffed to say that we now have 10 apartments in Barcelona listed with Airbnb! We’re still getting used to this new way of life, its still quite strange to us to go from hosting in one room in our apartment just 2 years ago, to now managing our little collection of apartments.
It takes allot of hard work and time and it can be somewhat stressful at times! Six check-ins in one day at different locations around the city, now there is a quick way to hit panic mode!
It’s been an interesting tough leaning curve, from logistics to making sure all guests are looked after in the way we’ve always treated our guests. Our little motto is that we offer a home from home. We also keep in mind that each person’s trip to Barcelona is valuable time and we want to make the experience as stress free and as enjoyable as possible.
Fiona has done an out-standing job of making all the apartments feel like a home. She is constantly ensuring that the guest has everything they should need to feel as comfortable as possible. The reviews we get reflect this and are so important for us to have such great feedback. We never become complacent in this crucial part of hosting!
As many of you know we had a problem with our forum recently and it was not accessible on some browsers. With this happening and Airbnb Groups really doing well, we have taken the decision to stop our forum for the time being. We would like to thank all of you who posted and supported it over the past year.
As for Ourbnb, we are back and will be posting more often and sharing the hints and tips we’ve either discovered or have found out (sometimes the hard way) and also keep you up to date with our story and many guests we meet along the way. Also I will be working on some exciting changes on this site.
Thanks again for reading, we really appreciate the support you guys give us and we look forward to hearing from you if you’ve anything to ask.
Its great to be back!
Phil and Fiona