So you’re heading to your first Airbnb stay. Or maybe this will be your fifth vacation rental, but you’ve never left such a positive guest review that the host will invite you back or notice a quirky new feature of the house that the owner has since fixed. No matter your Airbnb experience level, I’ve spent some time picking apart my behavior and that of my guests to see what actions set apart the average guests from the Super Guests. So read on to learn about How to be the Best AirBnB Guest, so let’s start;
Tips to be the Best AirBnB Guest
- Study the Cleaning and Check-Out Guidelines
- Note How Many People are Staying
- Communication is Key
- Treat it Like Your Friend’s House
- Leave an Airbnb Review
Study the Cleaning and Check-Out Guidelines
If you’re a frequent Airbnb user, you’ve probably seen the check-in and check-out guidelines slip past your eyes while booking. These Airbnb rules for guests are a set of instructions that offer insight into what to expect during your stay and how to leave when it’s time to go. While some rules might seem obvious, there are several things you could easily overlook that can help your last few days pass more smoothly.
Some of the instructions include taking the trash with you when you leave. You can leave your bedding and towels in their rooms. Ensure the bathroom for any used towels or toiletries before you go. This makes it easier for the next guest.
The check-out time is a crucial part of your reservation. It’s important to respect the property’s check-out time and within Airbnb policy. After that, you are welcome to stay as long as you want, with no additional charges to you.
Note How Many People are Staying
Are you searching for a room on Airbnb? Here’s a super tip: try filtering by how many beds you need instead of how many people are staying. That’ll help you avoid awkward situations like showing up to your host’s bed and breakfast with a plus one.
In most Airbnbs, an extra guest fee is applied for multiple guests staying. For this reason, it’s essential, to be honest about your party size when making a reservation. This ensures that you’re aware of all fees associated with extra guests and helps the hosting plan properly for your next visit.
Communication is Key
Communication is key when using Airbnb. It’s very important to tell your host before check-in what time you plan on arriving, and also to arrive at that time. Most hosts will be flexible with check-in/check-out times if given notice. Please be sure to read the complete profile and property description before booking, paying, and to enter your stay.
Treat it Like Your Friend’s House
Treat it like your own, whether it’s a friend’s house or a hotel room. If a friend were to stay in your place and your dog’s hair got all over their sheets, you might be worried that your friend is judging you for not keeping up with the housework! This also applies when staying in AirBNBs; making sure you leave everything as tidy as you found it (duh!) will make coming back to the property easier and give you a little peace of mind.
Leave an Airbnb Review
Reviews help hosts worldwide move up to SuperHost, a badge given to those who consistently make an effort to provide awesome, thoughtful services in the Airbnb community. It’s about time you make their day!
Thanks so much for hanging out with us today. We’d love to hear from you! What strategies do you use to make guests want to come back? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and happy travels to all!