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home sharing
May 30, 2018

Five hosting hacks for giving your guests internet access

What would be top of your list when it comes to amenities at a hotel? In the past, it might have been a trouser press. But these days, most people would say Wi-Fi. And in 2018, we want it free, we want it fast, and we want it wherever we go… Hosting on Airbnb means...
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April 25, 2018

Foolproof hosting tips for keeping your belongings safe

Here at GUARDHOG, a question we get asked a lot by new Airbnb hosts is: what do I do with my personal belongings? If you’re letting out all or part of your home on a homesharing platform, you might be wondering the best way to deal with this. Thankfully, we’ve got some top tips –...
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April 25, 2018

How to take amazing homesharing photographs

At GUARDHOG, we’re obsessed with homesharing (as well as the insurance you need to have in place when you’re doing it). And we get that one of the things that will make potential guests choose your pad over another is the photos. Don’t worry – you don’t need to be a professional photographer… just follow...
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October 11, 2017

Airbnb SEO: how your listing will get more visibility

Pass The Keys is a short let and Airbnb management service working across the UK. They’ll take care of everything, from cleaning and laundry to key exchange and pricing optimisation. GUARDHOG is delighted to welcome Pass The Key’s insights into getting more visibility for your Airbnb listing… Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has expanded on a...
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August 7, 2017

Airbnb and your vacant property – why a property manager makes sense

Raj Patel is co-founder of My Property Host, a property management company handling all aspects of letting property on Airbnb and other short-term rental sites. GUARDHOG is delighted that Raj is sharing his advice about the importance of using a property manager if your short-term let is vacant…   Managing empty properties In just nine years...
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July 13, 2017

Trusttech interviews Insurtech – Innovator meets innovator in the sharing economy

Deemly, the Copenhagen-based trusttech innovator interviews Guardhog, the London-based insurtech innovator. Top Hog at Guardhog Humphrey Bowles, shares with Deemly the need for an insurance solution specifically designed for the sharing economy. And he talks about the pain points that Guardhog’s flagship insurtech product Hostcover solves for peer-to-peer home-sharing platforms, and the users of these...
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June 14, 2017

To share or not to share – a risk vs reward assessment

Airbnb, HomeAway, Homestay, TrustedHousesitters… just some of the homesharing platforms revolutionising the accommodation industry. Are you ready to join the sharing economy juggernaut and unleash your inner hotelier? The Rewards The rewards are plain to see. You can: … reduce the cost of a great holiday, avoid spending money on “pet care” when you are...
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May 31, 2017

Why writing a good ‘bad’ review can help everyone

  As a host, I’ve always found writing a bad review about a guest difficult – and something that I’ve avoided. Jennifer Wirth is one of GUARDHOG’s first hosts and so when I asked her some advice we got chatting about those dreaded negative reviews. She convinced me that the worst thing to do is nothing, especially...
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