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Cheesy review for the guest


#1

Dear friends,
What is the most beautiful review for the guest you can write
Condition: you dont know anything about the guest and if they stayed with you before
(trying to create some five star review to post for every guest)


#2

I think a host should always try to personalise reviews, not have a standard one size fits all. If you are looking for a standard approach you could try this.


#3

Mr. Jones was an excellent guest, and is welcome back anytime. He was friendly, communicative, and left the place spotlessly clean.
(This is a basic template, I always try to personalize a bit.)


#4

Always personalize it a bit. Would you like to get the same review as all the other guests?


#5

I’ve stopped doing personalized reviews and now just say the same as the questions that are part of the Airbnb questions in the review, i.e.: John followed all the House Rules, Communicated well, left the space tidy and is welcome back. (or whatever)

Why? Because twice now I’ve gone out out my way with a nice review just to get “cracked” (as Kona says) in their review.

Also, as a guest I hate it when the host says personal/judgemental stuff in their review of me such as “seemed nice but I hardly ever saw them”.


#6

The boilerplate: “John and Adam were great guests and I really enjoyed hosting them. They left the place very clean and tidy and I would happily have them back and recommend them for your place”. For me saying adults were “well behaved” or “followed the rules” seems odd as it should be taken as a given unless mentioned otherwise. On the other hand not all adults clean up after themselves so I like to mention it if they did (as asked).

If I have something personal to say I put it in the private comments like: “Thanks for coming, I really enjoyed chatting to you guys and hearing about your travels. Thanks for the gardening tips and leaving the place so clean and tidy”.


#7

Boiler plate reviews tell me nothing about what is like to a host a particular guest.

Or indeed if they were actually good guests as unfortunately some hosts leave a standard good review, even where the guest wasn’t necessarily that great.


#8

“You caught my eye as you walked on by… “ whatever happened to him? He was so popular back in the day!


#9

I definitely agree with you but it was a thing in 2012-2015, when you was meeting every guest in person, communicate and have fun still making money. Now airbnb is just a booking engine which tries to make you drop the price to make benefits for them when competing with booking.com
I miss those good old times but have to adjust to reality, i dont meet 70% of guests in person, and when i write them 5 stars it is mainly not true (ex. cleanliness)


#10

Thats the thing you never know what guest is going to write about you, so is better to have a sample


#11

Nowadays 50% of guests are not that great


#12


Just for you

#13

I agree it may seem odd to note that adults followed the rules. Yet there are so many that don’t.


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