Dear fellow hosts,
A Toronto host had this to deal with this week:
I know! If you were the host, you would have been on the phone to CS, right?
First of all, we had never met IRL before. So "guest met a stranger downtown".
Secondly, although I have had great luck hosting superhosts, that has not been Alexandra's or some other hosts' experience. And two of them at once? What a nightmare.
Good thing we could give him loads of advice on how to handle guests like us...
@Susan Community Updates, which you can read at lunch as long as you’re not having any wine.
(You made me guffaw early on a Sunday morning, which is probably against the blue laws of New York and Massachusetts both.)
I'm sorry, @Inna and @Susan , for not being clear. Alexandra is a host I have met here in the forum, as much as any of us "meet" here, and she and I met for the first time in real life this week at the Toronto Airbnb Host Listening Tour.
We both needed to stay in town, and so we stayed together at an Airbnb.
We have both seen threads about hosts not being pleased about hosting other hosts, especially about hosting superhosts. Alexandra has had a couple of negative experiences herself with superhost guests.
We were actually good guests who respected the space and left a five-star review.
@Lawrene And did you like where you stayed? Did you learn anything from your host that will make your hosting better? Are you leaving a 5-star review? How was the Listening Tour? Anything you would like to share?
Oh yes, @Susan , as I said, we did leave a five-star review. And, yes, I always learn from the hosts with whom I stay. It is a great exercise. This listing was very different from my own, but it is always good to see what guests see.
The Listening Tour was very good, very well organised and run, and I am grateful to have been there. I think the videos are going to be posted, and announcements made, so those will be of more worth, but I can say that I did feel it was true listening.
@Lawrene @Alexandra I'm currently hosting a super host. What a pleasure. A super host understands all the effort you have put in place to host your guests. They even complimented me on my nice place and took photo's of my cottage as it was prepared for them to go and implement the same at their place. I love hosting super hosts!