Meet Maryam, an Airbnb host who loves sharing the secrets of Brussels

Why did you choose to share your home?

Brussels is a city that generously opened its arms to me, and naturally, I want to share my experience with all my guests. Welcoming guests into my apartment is one way of bringing a large living space to life. And the advantage is that it offers me financial flexibility for my day-to-day living.

Why do you love sharing your home? 

Being an Airbnb host enables me to promote my values. I do everything I can to welcome guests into my home in the same way as I would like to be welcomed into someone else’s. I enjoy sharing the way of life in my neighbourhood, quoting a few anecdotes about the city and recommending my favourite places and shops to guests. They say that Brussels is a city of hidden treasures… so, I offer my guests a treasure map!

What local gem do you recommend to your guests?

I often recommend the restaurant Mémé Café, which has met with unanimous approval to date! This little place in the centre always has a warm and cheerful welcome for its customers. The chef offers creative cuisine using seasonal ingredients and knows how to pass on his passion to every customer who comes through the door.