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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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Ourbnb & Airbnb Meet Up

Airbnb got in contact with us last week to ask if we would like to meet and have some photos taken for part of a Christmas promotion. Of course we would! So we headed down to the Airbnb Barcelona office on Tuesday to meet the team and see their beautiful office. It is located on Passeig de Gràcia,…

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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…

Airbnb Mobile Figures

Airbnb has said that 26% of all their traffic now comes form mobile devices, and over half of that is from iOS devices. Adding this to the rumours that they are on their third round of financing which will push up its value to $2 billion (Yes folks thats a B not a M) it looks as…

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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…

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The Joy Of A Great Review

We have been hosting for over a year now and even with all our experience, we still get excited when we get the email from Airbnb that a guest has left a review for us. Even with 80 (minus 1) really great reviews that we are very proud of we still get a little nervous…

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Looking For More Funding?

Well after last year when Airbnb managed to raise a $112 million deal in funding which valued the young company at $1.3 billion it may be that due to the huge increase in bookings that they maybe looking to raise again with a new round of funding. This is according to TechCruch co-editor, Eric Eldon who mentioned this at…

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