Hey there !
This blog article is a special one : I’m going to talk about my experience as a receptionnist at Edd Hostel !
First, let me Introduce myself.
My name is Guillaume, I’m a 22 years old french boy studying Marketing in university from september 2018. After 8 months in Berlin (basically to improve my german (I improved my nightlife too)) I decided to go back to France and to find a job before starting University.
One day I saw this announce online : “Edd Hostel is looking for a receptionnist (…) speaking fluent English (…) who as already been in several hostel blablabla” and I thought “Maaaaan this job is mine!”.
This is basically how I became receptionnist here.
So now I’m going to explain how interesting and enriching was this experience !
1st point – Meeting people from anywhere in the world
Definitely the most exciting part ! I met so many people from so many different areas ! Because being a receptionnist is not only welcoming the guests and giving the cards. It’s also about discussing, making the guest feel good, giving tips, learning from each other… I ‘ve loved it !
I improved my skills in English and German too ! It’s always been a pleasure to go to work everyday thanks to this aspect.
One day, the day of the World Cup Final game (Allez les bleus 😇😇), I was actually working at the Hostel and watched the game with some guests (we have a massive flat TV screen 😁). After the game, a guest arrived for the check-in. He was indian and soooo nice, we’ve been talking for hours and then we decided to go out together after work ! I mean, We just had won the Worldcup, we had to celebrate it ! I brought him to all the best places to have a drink (and more 😃). What a night in Dol de Bretagne ! So that’s how I made a good friend this day. Just one more proof that being receptionnist is not just staying behind the bar !
2nd point – various activities
Reception, Barman, Community Manager, Blog Writer, Room cleaner (😍)… I had various activities during this 2 months.
I had so much fun using Facebook and writing blogs. It feels so good to represent a brand online ! Furthermore, the Backpackers community is very chill and open minded so I always had good feedbacks, which is cool ! 😃
3rd point – Edd Hostel Room cleaning
This activity deserves its own chapter in the blog. I mean, that is the most exciting part of the job isn’t it ? Ok, Just kidding.
I spent more time cleaning the rooms in the Hostel than cleaning my own bedroom in my whole life (I never clean my room though).
And I realized one thing : Removing hairs in the bathroom is the worst thing ever ! 😂 It’s so hard to remove ! I also thought women’s hair were harder to deal with but not at all ! Men’s hair is even worst, it’s smaller and everywhere 😫. I hate beardy men since then (I’m obviously joking) ! 😋
I spent 2 awesome months meeting backpackers from all over the world and dealing with all operationnal tasks a place like Edd Hostel requires. It’s always been a pleasure to go to work. That’s to me the perfect job if you like socializing with people and helping them !
That’s all for me ! I wish my successor good luck and thank you for reading this blog ! Read our others blogs to discover the Region, specialities and traditions ! 😁
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