This The Receptionist Diary edition will be a bit different than the others. Usually, it’s a space for the stories taken straight from the hostel life. Sometimes funny, sometimes annoying. But usually sarcastic. 

Sarcasm and humor help us survive long shifts. 

If you’re here for the first time, make sure to read the previous diaries:

So you want to cancel for free?

A day from the hostel life

The night shift

The no show story

The Wi-Fi Armagedon

How To Screw Up The Whole Hostel With One Click

Multifunctionality is my second name

You know, when I’ve created this place, I felt kind of ashamed for doing it.

(tragic pause)

Over time, when there were people like you, coming in and reading my stories, I was always neglecting being tagged as a blogger.

I never felt like a blogger at least.

It was my contribution to the hostel community and that’s how I’ve always seen this place.

And you know what? It took me some time to realize how important is for me DMWTR. It opened for me many doors. Plus I have learned A LOT from this place. And it became part of who I am.

Laughed a lot too (I hope you did too).

Now…there are so many stories hidden behind the front desk. Receptionists, housekeepers, hostel managers, and owners can be true storytellers. And if there will be any story desperately wanting to get out of my chest and my head, you will see it in The Receptionist Diary.

I see hostels as stories.

Hostels are the stories of people who create them. That’s what so different about them. They are cool rebel kids, of the hospitality industry. Resisting following ever-changing trends. They are not for everyone. 

Is there a universal place or product that everyone loves, anyway? I don’t think so.

So what you will see here in this Words Space (aka the blog)? 

  • Hostel and hospitality related things
  • Hostel travel inspo
  • How words can help you turn viewers into customers

Consider this a space of strange stories. Curious enough to serve you as a way to look from a different perspective on hospitality marketing. (and not only).

Steve Job said, “think different”. So this is what we’re going to do in here.

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Posted by Ewa Gabara

Posted by Ewa Gabara

Founder of Don’t Mess With The Receptionist. I geek out on hostels and I’m a long-time receptionist turned into a copywriter. I help the hospitality and travel brands conquer the world with words.

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