How AirBnB makes great listings stand out a little more

Many major tourist destinations by now have thousands of AirBnB hosts competing for the attention of guests. But how, beside your budget, do you decide who is best for your holidays?

AirBnB introduces numeric rating averages. And about why it unfortunately does not pay off for an AirBnB host to be better than just very good.

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Christmas holidays in Prague

Prague is by no doubt one of the most romantic places to visit, especially during Christmas time. The city becomes a Christmas wonderland with markets and gigantic Christmas trees, street artists, mulled wine and cinamon roll stands on literally every corner in the old town and beyond.

by Judy Hsieh, creative commons licence

Trdelník at the christmas market

But besides strolling along the shopping streets and going from market to market, there is a lot to do in Prague that will add to your Christmas feeling and make your holiday here unforgettable. Continue reading

Vegetarian Prague

In the past few years the Prague vegetarian scene has become really exciting: fried hermelín and fried eidam are not the only choices in the menus anymore. Instead, there are more and more vegetarian and vegan restaurants popping up, offering various cuisines and forms of culinary indulgence even to those visitors who for some weird reason are more interested in other faces of Prague than the wonderland of ham, sausages and beer.

picture from Estrella Restaurant's facebook photos

picture from Estrella Restaurant’s facebook photos

Below I’m listing some of the rightly most popular and most interesting veteraian/vegan eateries.

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Checklist of things to provide for your AirBnB guests: bathroom

To make your guests really feel home it is important to consider all the tiny details that make for a perfect stay. As we are having a couple of AirBnB listings in beautiful Prague I am happy to share my experience and I am planning to do a couple of articles on exactly those details.

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new AirBnB apartment at Prague old town square

We did it again, from September the 15th we got a shiny new apartment right at the old town square waiting for you to enjoy Prague.

For 2 people it is a very big space, 60sqm with sleeping room + living room + dining room + kitchen + bathroom.Living room in the old town square apartment2014-09-10 07.44.41Prague old town square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This time we tried to avoid the mistakes that we did in starting our other apartment at Vaclavske namesti. Read the whole article see our lessons learned and some short checklists.

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tourist tax in Prague 1 – AirBnB

This is what you as AirBnB host need to know about the tourist tax in Prague 1, called “Místní poplatek za  lázeňský nebo rekreační pobyt”. This tax is different in each city district, you need to fill a different form and file it in a different place.

Somewhere below you’ll find my personal opinion on the topic if you are interested.

Important: I am not a lawyer and I do not give legal advise in any kind, ask your lawyer or tax adviser for such.

Main points on the tax

  • you need to keep a “book of guests”
  • it is 15 CZK per person per night  (not per bed!)
  • registration is done in 15min and is easy
  • you need to hand in a form sheet for it latest the 15th of the succeeding month
  • needs to be paid latest the 15th of the succeeding month
  • legally it is not a tax but rather a fee

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