Hi All -
Newbie host here (I’ve been hosting for 3 months). So far, all of my guests have been gracious and friendly, followed my house rules, and have left my guest bedroom in the same condition they found it,.
I had two girls in their mid-20s stay 5 nights recently (they departed on Tuesday), and they’ve been my lease favorite guests so far, by a long shot. Despite issues with cleanliness, they were louder than any guests I’ve had and for the first time, made me question why I’m hosting, ha.
They didn’t follow the check-out instructions which stated they were to leave their dirty towels in the washer. They also left a plate of food on the dining room table and left the light turned on, which I discovered when I got home.
Here’s what I saw in the bedroom:
- Makeup foundation hand prints all along the white door frame (I ended up scrubbing this with a towel)
- Had to spot clean the carpet in several areas
Question 1: Is spot cleaning the carpet and removing foundation from the door frame just a normal part of cleaning, or is this something worth mentioning in a review? I can’t tell if I’ve just been spoiled with my previous guests which have left my guest room in pristine condition in the past.
Question 2: Would you leave a review about not following check out instructions and leaving food on the table with the light on? From what I’ve read on the board, some hosts wouldn’t consider this that big of a deal.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you!