Posted on January 31, 2019
The year 2018 was a very active year for us. We were facing many difficulties and challenges, but finally we had a good result. In this blog I would like to review the year 2018 of Why Me Tbilisi Hostel, Rooms & Travel.
we upgraded our eco-friendly rainwater harvesting system
we built a eco-friendly balcony
we painted the building
we had our first New Year celebration
The eco-friendly rainwater harvesting system was finished in May. We started with one reservoir of 1000 liters. After the first rain in May we understood that the capacity was not enough and we added two more reservoirs of 1000 liters each. The total capacity of the rainwater harvesting system is 3000 liters.
Our new balcony is also a part of the eco-friendly project. This balcony is built in the way that the sun will not shine into the windows in the summer. On the other hand in the winter the sun will shine into the windows and the building will be warmed up partly by the sun. The construction of the balcony and its roof is calculated according the position of the sun in summer and winter time.
We painted our building yellow. This color was chosen for two reasons. First reason is that the smiley in our logo is yellow and the second reason is that yellow color is a good sun protection. All bright colors reflects the sunlight and the result is that our building heats up less by the sun.
This year we started organizing events. Our first event was the New Year celebration and we were happy to host so many travellers and expats at Sylvester. We decided to make the celebration a tradition.
Guests from many different countries visited us. The top 5 countries were: Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Poland and The Netherlands. Most of our guests came from Russia. Last, but not least. I would like to tell about our ratings on Booking.com and Hostelworld.com.
The rating on Booking.com of Why Me Tbilisi in 2017 was 9.1 and in 2018 we got the rating 9.6 out of 10, which is 0.5 higher than the year 2017.
The rating on Hostelworld.com of Why Me Tbilisi in 2017 was 8.8 and in 2018 we got the highest rating 9.5 out of 10 which is 0.7 higher than the year 2017.
We achieved all our goals in 2018 and we are ready for 2019.