Ultimate Host Checklist To Stock Your Airbnb
The first day you list your property on Airbnb is exciting. You’re ready to invite people from all around the world into your home and you eagerly anticipate the road to becoming a Superhost.
You’ve got the perfect location, a beautiful residence, and a can-do attitude that says the sky is the limit! And by this time, you’ve probably done some homework, including a walk-through of your vacation rental and a thorough assessment of the property to help you write an awesome listing that has travelers lining up at the front door.
A room by room Airbnb host checklist could give you an edge
During the walk-through, though, you couldn’t help but feel like you were a few key items short of the perfect rental. But what exactly are you missing? This room by room Airbnb host checklist details everything you need to furnish your property with the amenities your guests expect, as well as a few extra items that will give your listing an edge on the competition and improve guest ratings.
As you may already know, you must maintain a 4.8 overall rating to become an Airbnb Superhost and to do that you need to provide a complete guest experience with all the details covered. This hosting guide will help you fill in the gaps and make sure you’re accounting for all the Airbnb essentials.
The bedroom is a foundational component to a quality stay. This is the room your guests will rest their heads at night and unwind. It’s important they get a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed with high-quality linens. When you’re furnishing this space, be su.re to keep things simple, elegant, and clean to give guests a space to relax and recharge.
● Bed sheets
● Two (2) pillows per guest with pillowcases
● Alarm clock
● Nightstand and lamp(s)
● Clothes hangers
● Safe for valuables
The bathroom is a place where the essentials are generally more important than luxuries. And while guests will often bring a lot of their own essentials, it’s not uncommon for them to forget some of the basics. A supply of extra toothbrushes or shampoo, for example, may just save them a trip to a convenience store. Once you make sure the necessities are covered, the bathroom is an excellent place to go above and beyond with items like robes and hair dryers to really set your vacation rental apart.
● Toilet paper
● Hand soap
● Personal care amenities
● Body wash/body soap
● Shower curtain
● Bath mat
● Hair Dryers
● Facial tissue
● Trash can with liner
Living Room/Communal Area
Guests who have some downtime during their travels will often turn to the living room as a place to pass the time. These communal areas also offer guests the opportunity to socialize and share stories with other travelers. Little in-between moments like this give you an opportunity to create a space that will be a vital component to an unforgettable experience.
Living Room Checklist
● Comfortable seating – couches, armchairs
● Flat screen TV
● Coffee Tables/end tables
● Throw blanket
● Throw pillows
● Wall décor
● Board games
A beautiful, fully-stocked kitchen is a big reason why travelers choose Airbnb over a hotel. The ability to whip up a grilled cheese for a late-night snack or make a full-course chicken alfredo dinner is a big draw when travelers are deciding where to stay. Giving your guests everything they need - like cookware and cutlery - to make their favorite meal is a huge plus that will pay dividends when they write their reviews.
● Cookware – pots and pans
● Kitchen utensils
● Dish soap/sponges
● Dishwasher detergent (if applicable)
● Paper towel
● Garbage can with bag/liner
● Broom with dustpan
Most guests are not familiar with the area surrounding your rental. Providing them with a short list of best restaurants, things to do, emergency numbers, etc., is sure to make an impact.
Shortlist and contact information Checklist
● Local Police, Fire & Emergency
● Best Restaurants in the Area (and what to order at each)
● Best local Shopping & Attractions
A comprehensive host checklist for each room allows you to create a consistent experience that’s easy to recreate. In addition to providing a complete experience that makes your guests feel like they got the royal treatment, you’ll also be able to firm up your process during guest turnover and really take your property to the next level.