Airbnb Host Checklist 2021: Get The Best Of Experience With Airbnb

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One of the easiest ways to become an Airbnb Superhost is to give your guests an enjoyable experience by providing them with all they’d need. And to do this effectively, you need an Airbnb host checklist.

This checklist would serve as a guide to help you give your guests the best of experiences. Because the more comfortable your Airbnb is, the more likely you’d appear on Airbnb searches in your locality, which will bring you more money.

In the same way, you are not just responsible for handing out your keys to guests; you are also responsible for how their stay there turns out. This makes you stand out in either a positive or negative way and can equally help or prevent you from becoming a Superhost.

Any homeowner can decide to become an Airbnb host, but it takes a lot of extra work to become an Airbnb super host. In fact, less than 3% of people are referred to as Airbnb super hosts.

So to become an Airbnb Superhost you must:

  • Maintain a 90% response rate or higher
  • Complete at least 10 trips OR completed 3 reservations that total at least 100 nights
  • Maintain a 1% percent cancellation rate (1 cancellation per 100 reservations) or lower, with exceptions made for those that fall under our Extenuating Circumstances policy
  • Maintain a 4.8 overall rating (this rating looks at the past 365 days of reviews, based on the date the guest left a review, not the date the guest checked out)

Nonetheless, whether you are a Superhost or a new host, this Airbnb host checklist applies to you. Ensure you read through to know what you can do better or continue doing.

Happy Reading!

Airbnb Host Checklist.

When thinking of what items are essential to your guests, first place your self in their shoes. Ask questions like.

What would I do if the room doesn’t have some basic requirements like toiletries, Air con, fan, heater etc?
Would I leave?
Would I stay?
How would I rate such a place?

The answer to these questions will help you come up with a checklist that will enable you develop your property to stand out. But before you decide to go through that process, here are standard airbnb host checklist to improve your hosting experience.

Bear in mind that these checklist are divided based on areas of the home.

#1. The Bedroom

This is the most important part of a guests’ experience. In fact this is the whole point of getting on Airbnb – to provide a good and relaxing bedroom for your guests.

So it is important that you make it as comfortable as possible. The things you would need to make this happen are;

  • A good mattress, bed covers, and Pillows
  • Bedside table and Lamp
  • A packet of Tissues
  • Small garbage can (with garbage bags)
  • Floor Rug
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Air Conditioner, Heater, and/or Fan
  • Extra bed covers and Pillows
  • Luggage stand with shoe racks for guest who do not unpack immediately
  • Wardrobe with at least a dozen hangers
  • Pen and Note pad
  • Iron&Ironing board
  • Alarm clock
  • Shelves/Safe for valuables e.g Passports
  • Eye masks and Disposable earplugs
  • Hypoallergenic + waterproof mattress cover – This is your way of protecting the mattress from getting soiled by any unwanted liquid.

#2. The Bathroom

You want to have a 5-star rating and gradually become an Airbnb super host, don’t you? So, the next place to properly develop on this Airbnb checklist is the bathroom.

This is the second most used room by your guests. This means that you will need to provide some extra items that will still keep your guests relieved even if they forget theirs.

Some of these items include:

  • Bath towels ( at least 2) and/or beach towels
  • Face and hand towels
  • Towel Hooks
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (Sanitary pads, Razors, Shaving sticks, Tampoons, etc.)
  • Shelf to put toiletries.
  • Small garbage bin
  • Soap
  • Mirror
  • Toothpaste
  • New and Disposable toothbrush
  • Combs
  • Body lotions
  • Adjustable toilet seat for the men.
  • Shower faucet for hot water
  • Sink
  • Lint rollers

#3. Kitchen

Guests who would stay longer than a week will use the Kitchen more compared to those who will stay for less than a week.

Nevertheless, ensure you have a kitchen fully ready, stocked, and well developed for your guests. Whether they choose to use it or not, depends on them.

So here are the main things that will bring your guest so much relief when they see them in the kitchen.

  • Tea and Coffee
  • Ice trays or Icemaker
  • Tea kettle or water heater or coffee maker
  • Recyclable market bags
  • Basic cooking supplies like Salt + pepper, oil, wooden spatula, strainer,
  • Sugar, Milk, Sweetener, Butter
  • Paper towels
  • Pots, Pans, Dishes, Cutting boards, Cutleries, Wine glass, Cups and Silverware
  • Bottle, Can, and wine opener
  • Scissors
  • Cleaning supplies like Soap, Dishwashing liquid, Carpet cleaner, All-purpose cleaner, disinfectant, bleach, Trash bags, Broom.
  • Refrigerator- It doesn’t have to be fully stocked. Just some basic items.

#4. The Lounge

I always don’t go straight to my room when I get back from work. I like to go to the garden and sit on the swing and just feel the evening breeze across my face, hear the birds singing, and generally enjoy the warm weather. Maybe it’s because I’m a nature lover. I really can’t explain.

Nonetheless, as an Airbnb Superhost, you would like to develop the lounge so that guests like me can have somewhere comfortable to chill after the long days’ work or conference or business meetings.

So, to do a good job, there should be:

  • A smart TV
  • Books and Magazines
  • Tables and different types of chairs
  • Netflix or CableTv
  • Playing cards
  • Screen door – In case you live in a warm climate where a guest may want to keep the door open, but prevent flies, mosquitos, and insects from getting inside.

#5. Outdoor Space

Another factor in this Airbnb checklist is the outdoor space. If your Airbnb apartment has an outdoor space, it shouldn’t be left out as some guests would want to make use of it.

So, it is important you develop your outdoor space to satisfy your guests’ needs. To do this, you’d require:

  • Bluetooth speakers
  • BBQ with available gas or coals
  • Proper grilling equipment
  • Picnic umbrella
  • Mountain bike or beach cruiser
  • Manicured yard
  • Green grass

Some Extra Stuff

The following stuff isn’t compulsory, but having them can give you an edge over other Airbnb hosts and transform you into an Airbnb Superhost which means more money.

They include:

  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Dryer/Clothing rack
  • VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray Assortment
  • Adaptors
  • Umbrella
  • Double-paneled Windows for noise isolation
  • Constant water pressure
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Very Important Requirements

  • First Aid Box ( With all requirements intact)
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • List of best restaurants in the area
  • Smoke Detector
  • Emergency Numbers
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers
  • Universal phone chargers for Androids, iPhones, and other brands
  • Outlet converter (for travelers from outside of North America)
  • Flip flops or slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Yoga Mat

Bonus Tip: Have A Welcome and Parting Gift

Everyone loves to receive gifts no matter how small. As you are developing your property to suit all of the guests’ needs, you can as well throw in a welcome gift. It’s like the icing on the cake. And what else makes a cake beautiful if not the icing?

A welcome gift is anything you give the guest as soon as they come into your property while a parting gift is something you give your guest as they leave your apartment. It should be a surprising action for the guest.

Now, don’t get me wrong I didn’t say you should throw a surprise party as a welcome or parting gift, I mean it should be something that comes as a surprise because it’s not on the listing you advertised on Airbnb.

If you really want to become an Airbnb Superhost, you must have your unique hosting style and this is one way to do that.

Your gift can be a basket of fruits, an art frame, a box of sweets or chocolate, a bottle of wine, Ride discounts, or anything nice- this is where you become creative and come up with a wow factor for your guests.

Ensure you send a signed card alongside your gift to let them know you appreciate them for staying at your Airbnb.

To Know More

If you would like to know more about the Airbnb host checklist, you can check the requirements on the Airbnb host website by clicking the button below.

Or you can see the major requirements to become a good Airbnb host by clicking on this button

To Wrap This Up

I hope this Airbnb host checklist has covered all the items that you can use to develop your property and get a Superhost experience as well as give you new ideas.

When it comes to being a good host, you would want your guests to have a good experience and leave you with a 5-star rating which means more money.

So get on board, provide the items you don’t have on this list, and pimp your apartment to get you to Superhost. Winks!

If there’s anything I missed, kindly let me know in the comment box.

Good luck!

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