I’ve been hosting pretty much nonstop since I signed up for Airbnb in April. I earned super host status within my first 3 months (not sure how much credit that holds with would be travelers). While the majority of my reviews are 5 star, I’m wondering what little extras I can add to set me apart from the other rentals in my area. What is worth it and what is not? So far I include:
-pool towels, sunscreen and aloe
-bottled water in the fridge
-basic cooking necessities (flour, sugar, olive oil, salt, etc)
-dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, stain remover and dryer sheets, paper towels, paper plates and plastic cups (mainly because I don’t want glass around my pool)
-cable/satellite tv in the guest room
-upscale/boutique brand soaps, shampoos, face and body products
-free reign to eat whatever they find in the fridge
-flexible check in as long as no one is leaving the same day as someone is arriving. Usually people end up checking in around my set time of 3pm or later, but I do get several requests to check in early (recently as early as 9am). I’ve seen some people add an early check in fee or a late check out fee. What are your thoughts on this?
-I recently added a $20 cleaning fee for my guestroom/guest bath rentals. Previously I’d only charged a cleaning fee when my whole home was rented. I was torn about whether or not to add a cleaning fee to the single room rent, but I found myself doing a lot of laundry and cleaning when I have guests only staying one night. How do you guys feel about cleaning fees for room rentals?
Are there other things you add to your space to enhance guest experience? Am I missing anything?