THE ULTIMATEAIRBNB HOST CHECKLISTRun through this checklist to ensure yourAirbnb properties are prepared to please.Curated with care by the pros at Guestywww.guesty.com
Table of Contents01. Prepped to Please:Why it’s important to provide yourguests with more than just anaccommodation - but in fact a full-on,five-star experience.02. Check Yourself: Peruse our checklistof the essentials to keep yourproperties stocked with. The Loo Sleeping Quarters The Grub Hub The Lounge A Little Something Extra Better Safe Than Sorry03. Keep the Improvements Going:Learn more about how to ensure youprovide a guest-centric experienceyear-round.
Prepped to PleaseJust like any business venture, there’s planning, preparation, and good ol’ fashioned hardwork that goes into making every vacation home rental ‘guest-ready.’ As a property manager,you’re not just handing over the keys to a roof over guests’ heads; you’re responsible forshaping their whole experience. Chances are, you’d like to shape an enjoyable one at that.While there are many great ways to provide the best stay for your guests, when it comes tobuying certain household items, you’ll want to have all your bases covered.There’s always room for you to create a 5-star Airbnb experience, and that power lies beyondmini-shampoos. By making sure your Airbnb listings are stacked with the essentials, not onlywill your guests feel taken care of - they will also be much more likely to leave you a stellarreview. Happy, comfortable guests positive reviews more bookings, and better yet,repeat business!
Check YourselfWe’re giving you a standard checklist that you can rely on to be an outstanding host. We’llkeep it limited to the basic tools you should always have in your hosting arsenal:01. The LooTo rival the best hotels around, be sure to keep yourproperties stocked with these bathroom basics that mosttravelers leave back home: Bath Towels (2 per guest) Beach Towels (if relevant) Towel Hooks Toilet Paper Feminine Products Hair Dryer Magnified Makeup Mirror Shower Hanger (for toiletries) Toiletries (buy in bulk) Hand Soap Shampoo Conditioner Body Wash Combs Toothpaste Disposable Toothbrush Disposable Razors Body Lotion02. Sleeping QuartersGuests tend to be quite specific when it comes to theirslumber, so be sure your sleeping areas are complete withthese bedroom staples. Bed Linens and Pillows (for laundering &restocking linen services, click here) Extra Linens, Blankets, and Pillows Air Con, Heater, and/or Fan Garbage Bin A Box of Tissues Pen & Note Pad Bedside Table Bedside Lamp Foot Rug Alarm Clock Dresser and/or Shelves (at least one unit) Safe for Passports and Valuables Disposable Ear Plugs
03. The Grub HubThe kitchen is a hub of action where everyone tends toconvene, so staying stocked on these goods will keepyour guests happy, fed, and hopefully tidy as well. Teas & Instant Coffee Tea Kettle / Water Heater Milk Salt & Pepper Sugar & Sweetener Butter Dishes, Cups, and Silverware(at least one set of two for every 2 guests) Pots and Pans Extra Light Bulbs Tupperware Cleaning Supplies (buy in bulk) Hand Soap Dishwashing Liquid Carpet Cleaner All-Purpose Cleaner Bleach04. The LoungeThis is where your guests will really kick off their shoes andrelax, so keeping the lounge areas equipped with thesegoods will allow guests to really feel like they’re at home. Disinfectant Books and Magazines Trash Bags Full-Length Mirror Broom Desk or Workspace Dustpan Coloring Books and Crayons Pens and Pencils Playing Cards and Board Games
05. A Little Something ExtraGuests really appreciate when you go that extra mile andkeep your accommodations stocked with those extrasthat go beyond the basics to really provide a personalizedexperience. Washing Machine Dryer or Clothing Rack Cable DVD/Blu-Ray Assortment Smart TV(so guests can sign in to their streamingaccounts) Clothing Iron and Ironing Board Adaptors Free WiFi Bluetooth Speakers Keyless Entry System Universal Charger Smart Thermostat Bathrobes Slippers Complimentary Bottle of Wine Personalized Welcome Note06. Better Safe Than SorryProviding these items might mean going the extra mile,but think of how pleased your guests will be when you canrespond to their inquiries with a ‘Yep, it’s in there.’ Functioning Smoke Detector Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit (buy in bulk) Emergency Numbers Absorbent Compress Dressings Sterile Gauze Pads Triangular Bandages Roller Bandages Adhesive Bandages Adhesive Cloth Tape Scissors Antiseptic Wipes Antibiotic Ointment Hydrocortisone Ointment Instant Cold Compress Non-Latex Gloves Tweezers Thermometer
Five-Star ReadyHopefully, this checklist will help you ensure that no details slip through the cracks, as well asprovide you with some new ideas of what you can add to your Airbnb listings to make them theultimate home-away-from-home for your guests. Guaranteeing that your guests have exactlywhat they need (and more!) will set the tone for a positive travel experience, and will ultimatelyhelp you stand out from the crowd.Keep the Improvements GoingWant to learn more from the pros at Guesty? Let us show you how utilizing our end-to-endproperty management platform can foster growth in all areas of your short-term rental business.Clients who use guesty report.Increase inListings AnnuallyIncrease inAnnual RevenueHours Saved WeeklyOn AverageAbout GuestyGuesty provides property managers and management companies with an end-to-endsolution to simplify the complex operational needs of short-term rentals. With Guesty,users can manage listings from multiple online travel agencies including Airbnb,Booking.com, Agoda, TripAdvisor Rentals and more, and utilize the company’s guestcentric tools including: Unified Inbox, Automation Tools, 24/7 Guest CommunicationServices, Payment Processing and more.www.guesty.com
There’s always room for you to create a 5-star Airbnb experience, and that power lies beyond mini-shampoos. By making sure your Airbnb listings are stacked with the essentials, not only will your guests feel taken care of - they will also be much more likely to leave you a stellar review.