In recent years, the hospitality landscape has changed forever because of Airbnb. People no longer have to book hotels, which are undeniably much more expensive. Travelers can tap into local homes for a more authentic trip, and a lot of Airbnb homes are more affordable.
For people who want to make extra money by accepting guests, Airbnb is also a great option. But know that it could be quite competitive, so you need to develop ways to stand out from the crowd. If you want to achieve that Superhost status, there are some things that you need to remember:
Here are some pointers to bear in mind if you want to give your guests an exceptional stay:
Keep it personal
One thing guests like about Airbnb rentals is that they offer a personal approach to accommodations. With this in mind, you might want to give them the treatment they deserve. As they arrive, you can personally welcome them (especially if you live next door). You can also have some essentials ready for them, such as towels, tea, or some light snacks. If personal welcoming is not possible, you can leave a note. The same principle also applies when the guests leave your property.
Be a part-time impromptu tour guide
You don’t have to be your guests’ full-time travel advisor, but you can give them some tips and directions from time to time. Doing this actually helps your guests to explore the destination much more thoroughly. You can point them to shortcuts, great restaurants that not so many tourists know about, and hidden gems. Your goal here is to give your guests a chance to live like locals, allowing them to have a unique travel experience. Or if you want to earn extra money, you can offer a shuttle service or a tour package. Your
Always be responsive
No guests want to be left hanging and waiting for their hosts to reply. So as much as possible, be a responsive host. Make yourself available just in case your guests need something. Show that you’re a responsive host by being prompt with answering queries from potential guests. When your guests stay on your property, you will also need to attend to their questions regarding commute, local hacks, and destinations.
Always keep it clean
Whether your property is a private luxury estate or a small granny flat on land for sale you bought years ago, the golden rule is to keep your space clean. Guests can be sensitive and easily disgusted, so ensure that your property is deeply cleaned before accepting any customers. PRO TIP: Do not use white sheets. Despite cleaning and washing your white sheets, stains can stay, and that might disgust your guests.
You’re on your way to becoming a superhost
Overall, being a Superhost on Airbnb sounds like a difficult task. But in reality, it is just a constant practice of the basics: be responsive, be kind, and be accommodating. Always put on your guests’ shoes. Seek an expert’s help if you need more information.