AT-05 Superhosting in Bangalore with Veena Nanda
In today’s episode, we talk to SuperHost Veena Nanda about hosting in Bangalore for the past 3 years. She has loads of fascinating tales to tell ranging from the most terrifying to the most positive experiences she has had being an Airbnb Superhost.
So stay tuned till the end and enjoy this great bit of conversation I had with Veena Nanda.
Veena’s Social Media
Veena’s Airbnb Listings
SELECTED LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE
- Veena’s Facebook Page
- Veena’s Garden Boutique
- Veena’s Sunshine Nest Garden Store
- Articles on The Hindu Newspaper
- Veena’s Landscape Projects
- [00:42] Veena’s Intro
- [04:40] Absolutely no clue about Airbnb and transitioning into Airbnb
- [06:10] Who was your first guest?
- [07:30] What helped you become the host you are right now?
- [09:30] How do you help your guests with the Itinerary?
- [11:10] Have you had any interesting experiences to say during your hosting journey? – The Scottish Yogic!
- [14:50] What was the scary experience you were talking about? – The Turkish Lady!
- [19:00] Positive Experiences hosting on Airbnb
- [20:00] What have you learned from hosting people from different nationalities?
- [22:00] Indian guests have been more difficult to host than foreign guests.
- [25:50] How do you feel the Indian hospitality compares to other nations?
- [27:50] The guy from Chennai who wanted to go clubbing.
- [30:00] Babysitting your guests’ children and cooking together with your guests. The Bonsai Experience to the Cooking Experience.
Quick Fire Round [35:00]
- What amenities do you leave for your guest?
- Do you charge a cleaning fee for your guests?
- How do you deal with negative reviews?
- How do you deal with direct booking requests?
- Do you screen your guests and how do you do it?
- How do you manage your Airbnb hosting when you’re traveling and out of town?
- What is the biggest tip you would give to your fellow Airbnb hosts?
- What are your goals going ahead with Airbnb Hosting?
“Expect the Unexpected” ~ Veena Nanda
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