2023, week 18 Elias, Thessaloniki, Greece 🇬🇷

Host of the Week

This week let’s meet Elias😊

Elias, a relatively new player in the hospitality industry, has already made his mark in just six months of hosting. As the owner of four properties, he juggles his part-time hosting responsibilities with a vision to transition it into a full-time occupation. His genuine love for meeting new people and providing them with luxurious stays is the driving force behind his venture. He’s not just an astute business owner, but a dedicated host who believes in the power of patience, goodwill, and constant learning in achieving success.

Let’s hear his story! 🔊

So Elias, tell us, how long have you been hosting? How and why did you start? How many properties do you manage?

It’s been around 6 months now. I manage 4 properties.

Are you an owner or a manager? Is this a part-time or full-time occupation for you?

I’m the owner of the properties, it’s mostly our part-time occupation but our goals are to make it full-time as our love for hosting new guests and giving the opportunity to people to see our beautiful country grows bigger every day.

What is the best thing about hosting, and what are the biggest problems you face?

The best thing about hosting is for sure providing a luxurious and comfortable stay to our guests and seeing them enjoy their stay. One of the biggest problems we face is probably the fake bookings we get from time to time. But surely that’s not affecting our hospitality and amenities.

What is one thing you wish you knew when you started hosting?

Every guest has a different need and you have to keep up with all of them. From extra bed sheets to late-night arrival times, you have to be ready for everything.

What is the most important advice/tip you would give someone interested in becoming a short-term rental host?

Be sure to set up your payment methods right and take time to examine every possible thing you thought doesn’t matter before listing your properties. Also, great patience and goodwill surely help.

Besides Hosthub, are there any tools, devices, or software (eg. Remote keylocks, cameras, local guide apps, power meters, etc) you use? What is your experience with them?

Our main tool is Hosthub, we do have keylocks on our properties that change daily to keep our guests safe.

Which channels do you list on? How much has your revenue increased since listing on multiple channels?

We list on most of the channels available. The revenue is mostly from two to three channels but it sure helps to have listed in all of them as it’s a good advertisement for our properties.

Besides listing on multiple channels, what other things can a host do to increase his/her bookings and revenue?

Analyzing constantly the prices and demand for your city so you won’t fall behind. Also a functional website sure does help a lot with new bookings and increased revenue.

You can find out more about Elias’s properties here:

Direct Booking Website



Here are some photos to give you a better vision of  Elias’s properties (click for larger versions) 🧐


Recently Viewed Articles