The Airbnb Host's Kitchen Essentials Checklist – bnbNomad (2022)

Our favorite Airbnb kitchens, whether big or small, have always been intentionally outfitted. When they’re not well outfitted, it’s memorable. Here’s why. The absence of kitchen essentials tends to get noticed in the moment when the guest needs that item the most: the pasta has finished cooking, but there’s no strainer around; it’s time to open the wine, but there’s no corkscrew; the diced tomatoes are supposed to be added when the sauce looks like that, but there’s not a can opener in sight.

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That’s where this kitchen checklist comes in! We’ve cooked in countless Airbnb kitchens, and compiled this list to help any host rest assured that their guests will find exactly what they need in the moment they need it. As with any of our checklists, don’t forget todownload your own copy, and if any of the products we feature below catch your eye, support bnbNomad by using ouraffiliate linksbelow. Enjoy!

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The Basics

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Coffee and Tea Makings

More often than not, the first time your guests will actually interact with your kitchen is the first morning they wake up in your Airbnb. And most of these folks will be on the hunt for coffee or tea. We’ve seen standard kettles, Keurig and Nespresso machines, electric kettles with a french press, coffee bean grinders (this one’s so quiet!) and every variation of Mr. Coffee machines they make. If you’re the host who already goes that extra mile and includes coffee and tea for your guests, consider going one step further and set out sugar, cream, and honey too. Even guests who like their morning jolt straight up will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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Sharp Knives and Cutting Board

This is the most consistently overlooked essential in Airbnb kitchens: sharp knives. Before we left for our nomadic adventures, a wise colleague recommended traveling with our own chef’s knife. After brushing off her advice, we’re now on the verge of doing exactly that. Put your guests at ease and, at the bare minimum, stock a paring knife, a chef’s knife, and a large serrated knife along with a sizable cutting board or two. Choose a set that comes in plastic sheaths or, if you already have great knives, pick up a universal knife block. Just keep them from bouncing around in the drawer and getting dangerously dull. Don’t forget to include sharpening your knives in your maintenance routine.

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Oven, Stove, Mitts, and Trivet Mats

Depending on the size of your Airbnb kitchen, your oven/stove situation might be the classic appliance or a hot plate and toaster oven combination. Whatever you’ve got, tuck oven mitts, pot holders or trivet mats, and a fire extinguisher nearby. We’ve even seen hosts include the guides to their kitchen appliances in their house manual. Believe it or not, this millennial started drinking coffee after the dawn of the Keurig and had to learn how to brew a normal pot of coffee on the road.

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Skillets for the Stove

Here’s our favorite stovetop skillet combination: a small non-stick egg pan, a medium saute pan, and a large deep-sided pan that can also go in the oven. This allows guests either to choose the right skillet for the job, or–gasp–cook more than one thing at a time.

Pots for the Stove

A small pot and a large pot should cover your bases. Something small like a saucepan and something big enough for a batch of chili or box of pasta. Don’t forget matching lids for each.We absolutely adored this set by Rachael Ray. Hands-down the most nonstick pots and pans we’ve ever cooked with.

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Strainer

This is another commonly overlooked item. If you give a guest a pot, and they make some pasta, they’re going to need a strainer. It also doubles as a way to rinse off fruits, veggies, canned beans etc. We like strainers that stand up on their own since draining a big batch of something in piping hot water usually takes two hands.

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Pans for the Oven

There are two pans we recommend at the very least: a circular baking sheet for the lazy frozen pizza night work and a 9×13 pan, which allows your guests to go to town with all the casseroles, roasted veggies, or brownies they’d like.

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Mixing Bowls

Try making a big batch of guacamole in a coffee mug or tossing a salad in a lasagna pan, and you’ll know why we’re always relieved to find a few mixing bowls in any Airbnb kitchen. A nested set like these colorful bowls are great.

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Basic Utensils

Here are the absolute essentials: a spatula, a big spoon, a whisk, a ladle, a set of tongs, all of which should be able to get nice and hot. Then there are the openers: corkscrew, bottle opener, can opener, and a grippy pad for stubborn jars.

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Cups and Dishes

You know the role call here: plates, bowls, cups, and mugs. Two different plate sizes are wonderful to find. Our favorite dish we’ve seen in multiple Airbnbs arebowls that are wide and shallow. They hold soup or cereal, but can easily double as a plate. If you’re wondering how many of each dish to stock, ask yourself this: how many people do you advertise your space to sleep? At the bare minimum, everyone should be able to dinner at the same time.

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Silverware

An even easier group. Your kitchen should have forks, knives, and spoons. Consider adding a serrated set of knives to your butter knives. The silverware drawer is perhaps the biggest culprit when it comes to crumb accumulation. And Airbnb silverware is, after all, the only item in your kitchen that goes directly in each guest’s mouth. Create peace of mind for your visitors by opening up the silverware drawer between each stay and tidying up as needed.

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

A full set of measuring cups and measuring spoons is a must for those of us who are awful at ball-parking what a tablespoon of olive oil actually looks like. This allows precision when your guests are tackling a new risotto recipe or anything in the baking world. A liquid measuring cup–think Pyrex style— is always appreciated too.

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Fridge and Freezer

Regardless of how much they plan to cook, every guest loves to open up the fridge door to find it squeaky clean (and maybe stocked with a few goodies!) Crumb-lined drawers or a bounty of expired condiments raise questions about the overall cleanliness of your Airbnb. Also, on the off chance you don’t have a freezer, make sure that’s clear in your listing. You don’t want guests to figure that out as their pint of ice cream thaws on the counter.

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Sink, Drying Rack, Sponge, and Plenty of Dish Soap

Make it as easy as possible on your guests to do the dishes. A great drying rack and mat, a fresh sponge (we love these individually wrapped ones), and plenty of dish soap are all that’s necessary. Don’t forget to add a bottle of hand soap next to the dish soap as well. We’re constantly washing our hands in the kitchen sink while cooking.

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Trash Can & Recycling

Well marked trash can and recycling receptacles are a must. Leave plenty of extra bags in the kitchen so that guests can take the trash as needed. And don’t forget to tell your guests where the trash and recycling are located at your house! It’s second nature to you, but super awkward for guests to try and figure out: is it in the garage? Around the side of the house? In the alley? No one likes to prolong the chore of taking out the trash.

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Wine Glasses and Tumblers

Not that we’ll refuse to drink wine out of a coffee mug, but finding designated glasses wonderful. Consider adding a few glass tumblers of various sizes, and maybe a pair of champagne flutes, especially if your Airbnb is a romantic getaway designed for couples. Just be sure that these items aren’t sentimental or expensive (and maybe don’t even have stems!) to help ease the inevitable guest slip up.

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Hand Towels & Paper Towels

Leave a hand towel or two next to the sink with backups tucked somewhere nearby. This keeps guests with wet hands from bumbling through your drawers. Always offer an extra roll of paper towels, and leave whatever cleaning spray you prefer somewhere nearby too. This makes it easy for guests to wipe down surfaces and appliances after each use. We’ve become huge fans of the Mrs. Meyer’s line of cleaning supplies during our travels. They sanitize without the lingering chemical smells.

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Salt and Pepper

As Julia Childs would say, we all need to be able to correct the seasoning. If you only include two spices in your Airbnb, stock salt and pepper. Guests don’t travel with salt and pepper, nor do they remember to pick it up when they’re grocery shopping, but they’ll use it constantly when they cook. We love pairs like these with grinders built into the lid.

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Olive Oil and Vinegar

Just like salt and pepper, oil and vinegar are cooking building blocks. Whether we’re dressing a salad or just cooking an egg, we’re always grateful to the hosts who have stocked these items. Be sure to put them in clear containers. We tend to hesitate to use anything in an Airbnb kitchen that’s in an opaque holder.

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Toaster

A toaster is such a small item to include, but it’s so appreciated by so many. Bagels and toast are part of many folks morning routine (as are Eggos and Poptarts, if your younger visitors are anything like we were growing up.) Look for a toaster with a crumb tray to make clean up easy.

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Microwave

We’ve stayed at plenty of places without them, but a microwave is such a nice thing to have on hand when it’s time to revitalize leftovers. If you’re catering to folks who will eat out more than they’ll eat in, a microwave, however tiny, is a good item to add to your Airbnb’s kitchen.

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A Welcome Snack

Oh, the Airbnb snacks we’ve seen! A welcome goodie, no matter how small, is the quickest way to make a guest feel like a guest. From the moment we walk in and start munching, we’re impressed with our host’s generosity (and often less cranky if we’ve been driving and didn’t realize how hungry we actually were.) The welcome snack has a way of getting the stay off on the right foot.

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Space for Groceries

This is especially appreciated by week long (or month long!) guests. Hosts have usually prepared space for a guest’s clothes, shoes, and toiletries, but often space to unpack groceries gets overlooked. Many kitchens have been so full that we end up putting most of our groceries in the fridge. Clear a shelf a cabinet, or even set out a few baskets or a fruit standto invite your guests to unpack.

Clear Counter Space

Counter space can be a rather coveted commodity in Airbnb kitchens. We’ve been super impressed with hosts with minimal cabinet space who have transformed the walls into storage space in order to keep the counters clear and ready to use. Check out these vertical solutions from IKEA.

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Food Storage Supplies

Once the cooking is done and before clean up begins, leftover food needs to be stored. This is a noticeable gap in most Airbnb kitchens. Add things like plastic wrap, aluminum foil, a few baggies, and tupperware with the all-important matching lids. Chip clips feel like a godsend after months of bobby pin/hair tie rigs. And when you stock that corkscrew, add a wine stopper to the mix too.

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Garbage Disposal

It’s incredible the amount of food that still manages to make its way into the sink even when careful post-dinner scraping has occurred. If a garbage disposal is out of the question, add a drain strainer above the drain to keep the food out. It helps us relax as guests because we know we’re not going to clog up your pipes!

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Spices

A few good spices can make such a difference, and a starter kit might be more reasonable than you think. If you plan to just stock a few spices, we’d vote for chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, curry powder, thyme, oregano, ginger, and cinnamon. We also adore discovering local spices ready to use in Airbnb kitchens.

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Baking Supplies

We’ve stayed at some lovely places that have included essentials for baking: flour, sugar, baking powder, rolling pin, electric beater, loaf pan or cake pan, maybe even parchment paper. If you’re a baker, you’ll know why some guests appreciate these thoughtful touches so much, and if you’re not, consider at least leaving some Pam in the kitchen to help guests out with a basic package of brownie mix or tube of cookie dough.

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Dishwasher

No one really wants to do dishes, but no one wants to dishes even more when they’re on vacation. A dishwasher isn’t just a fabulous time saver for your guests; it also cuts the systemic Airbnb kitchen cleanliness problem in half. Remove the variability with which the dishes are washed, and suddenly almost every dish a guest grabs is good to go. Tuck the detergent in an obvious spot nearby. (And if you’re thinking, there’s just no room in this tiny kitchen for that! check out this slim dishwasher we discovered in our very first Airbnb.)

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Utensils 2.0

Here is the final collection of items that can make your kitchen the best Airbnb kitchen ever. We’ve had our fair share of anxious moments in the absence of these items, from the please oh please don’t make me peel this entire butternut squash with that paring knife to the oh crap, how many lemon seeds did I add along with the juice? In no particular order, here we go: peeler, kitchen shears, pizza cutter, grater, whisk, juicer, meat thermometer, baster, fine mesh strainer, ice cream scoop, frying skimmer , and a cradle for a messy spoon on the stove top.

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Happy Hosting!

Thanks so much for checking out our kitchen checklist. If you’re ready for the run down on another room of your Airbnb, check out our bedroom and bathroom checklists. And don’t forget to download your own copy of the kitchen essentials checklist.We’d love to hear your thoughts! Did we miss anything? If you’re a host, what makes your kitchen special? If you’re a guest, what do you love to find while cooking in an Airbnb? Until next time, happy hosting!

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FAQs

What is included in airbnb essentials? ›

You can decide whether you want to make each guest bed or leave the bed linens neatly stacked.
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What are essential amenities?
  • Toilet paper.
  • Soap (for hands and body)
  • One towel per guest.
  • One pillow per guest.
  • Linens for each guest bed.

What are the do's and don'ts of Airbnb? ›

10 dos and don'ts for Airbnb hosts
  • Don't slack on the listing.
  • Do have trust in your guests.
  • Don't overdo it on the rules.
  • Do respect your guests' privacy.
  • Don't bother buying gifts.
  • Do spring for the little extras.
  • Don't overlook the small details.
  • Do prepare for potential problems.
6 Sept 2019

Do Airbnb hosts have to provide towels? ›

Guests will expect to find toilet paper, hand and body soap, towels, and linens, so make sure your space is stocked with all of these essential amenities. Airbnb recommends offering a minimum of: One towel per guest. One pillow per guest.

What is in a fully stocked kitchen? ›

It includes all the basic supplies and essential equipment needed to cook and serve most meals. A fully stocked kitchen doesn't refer to food, spices, or condiments (though you can go the extra mile and provide starter amounts of staples like oil, salt, and sugar).

What does full kitchen mean on Airbnb? ›

‎29-10-2018 02:38 PM. You don't have a full kitchen. It's a makeshift kitchen area. You can easily put all those items in a closet or the living room.

Do you have to wash sheets at Airbnb? ›

It's a nice gesture to strip the bed before you go, and pile your dirty sheets and towels by the washing machine. However, it's not necessary to make the bed or fold any linens, as your host will throw them all in the wash anyway.

How do I find hidden cameras on Airbnb? ›

Open the system controller's menu and look for anything mentioning cameras. Accordingly, you can scan the TV channels for anything suspicious.

Do Airbnb hosts provide toilet paper? ›

Every Airbnb host is expected to provide guests what we like to call the essentials: soap, toilet paper, clean sheets and towels.

How much do you tip an Airbnb housekeeper? ›

Bonnie Tsai, founder and director of Beyond Etiquette, also always recommends tipping housekeepers at least $2 to $5 per day at a hotel (unless they specifically request you don't).

How many towels should Airbnb guests have? ›

Generally, you should provide every guest with two bath towels: one washcloth and one hand towel. If you don't have a washing machine, then make sure to add extra guest towels for every extra night exceeding two nights.

What happens if someone smokes in Airbnb? ›

Don't be afraid to mention that if your guests are caught smoking in or out, their stay will be canceled, and they will have to leave your space without a refund. You should also emphasize that anyone who leaves the smell of cigarettes inside your house will risk a bad host review.

Do you bring your own pillow to an Airbnb? ›

We strongly encourage you to provide essential amenities in all your places. These are items that guests consider important for a comfortable stay and include toilet paper, towels, linens, pillows, and hand and body soap.

How many sets of sheets do I need for Airbnb? ›

How many sets of sheets do I need as an Airbnb host? Experienced Airbnb hosts recommend keeping on hand 2-3 sets of sheets per bed. Having extra inventory will prevent you from having to rush to launder your bedding during a quick turnover.

Do you get breakfast in Airbnb? ›

So many Airbnb hosts enhance their stays by offering breakfast items, ranging from grab-and-go cereal bars, to continental breakfast, to homemade buffets with local ingredients.

What items do you need to stock a kitchen? ›

What about kitchen items?
  1. Pots and pans (start with one stock pot, one sauce pot, and one fry pan)
  2. Plates and bowls (if you're living alone, two of each is fine to start with)
  3. Eating utensils, i.e. knives, forks, spoons (at least two of each)
  4. Drinking glasses.
  5. Mugs.
  6. Baking sheet.
  7. Oven-safe cooking dish.
1 Apr 2019

What is a fully equipped kitchen? ›

noun. a kitchen fitted with units and appliances such as an oven, dishwasher, etc.

What food should I buy for a new kitchen? ›

Rice, grains and quinoa. Pasta. Canned tuna. Canned chicken.
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In addition to these pantry staples, keep the following fridge and freezer items on hand:
  • Cheese.
  • Milk (or almond milk)
  • Plain yogurt.
  • Eggs.
  • Peppers, onions & mushrooms.
  • Soy crumbles (or browned ground beef)
  • Butter or margarine.

Can I have an Airbnb without a kitchen? ›

What do you need for an Airbnb space? At a minimum, guests expect a clean, comfortable sleeping space and access to a restroom. Not all listings have access to a kitchen, but it's important to indicate whether or not your guests will have access to a cooking space.

Can you use the kitchen in an Airbnb? ›

One of the great things about renting an Airbnb is they often include the comforts of home, like a cozy living room and a kitchen — which is especially helpful if you are staying for a few days.

What does 2 guests mean Airbnb? ›

ago. Additional comment actions. You will have no problems, the 2 is the maximum number of guests that you could book the room for, not how many the host puts in.

What happens if you bring extra guests to Airbnb? ›

Your rights as a Host

If guests show up with extra people, you have the right to turn them away. Airbnb does not offer customer service or insurance to people who don't have an official reservation through the platform, and any liability waivers you may offer your guests won't apply.

Should you wash towels before leaving Airbnb? ›

Many hosts will request that guests gather any used towels and place them somewhere. This makes it easier for them to know which items need to be washed. Plus, even in hotels, they often ask guests to designate which towels are dirty and when they need to be washed, so it's just the common sense thing to do.

How do I keep my Airbnb smelling fresh? ›

If you have a few hours or a day before guests arrive, a clever trick is to spread a cup of baking soda on a plate, leave it on the counter and let it do it's work. This works wonders! You can also use bowls of coffee grounds to take the smell out of the air.

Can a cell phone detect a hidden camera? ›

Yes, your cell phone can detect a hidden camera. All you need to do is download a hidden camera detector app. Once you have the app installed, simply open it and scan the area for any hidden cameras. The app will then alert you if any cameras are found.

Is it illegal to have Airbnb cameras? ›

Airbnb prohibits security cameras or recording devices that are in or that observe private spaces like bedrooms, bathrooms, or sleeping areas. You must indicate the presence of all security cameras or other recording devices in or around a listing, even if they're not turned on or hooked up.

How do you tell if a smoke detector is a hidden camera? ›

Lens Detection

After locating the smoke detectors that are candidates for a camera, visually inspect the smoke detector and look for a small black dot and pinhole openings that provide the lens with perspective and a visual window. Like any camera lens, it will reflect and have a distinct visual appearance.

Do Airbnb supply toiletries? ›

Some hosts provide shower and bath amenities in normal-sized bottles or soap dispensers, sometimes even offering their own products, but have noticed in their reviews that Airbnb guests prefer the travel-size amenities they're used to seeing in hotels and bed & breakfasts.

How much toilet paper do you leave on Airbnb? ›

For those of us who are new to hosting, leaving enough toilet paper for your airbnb guests is an absolute must. Host should supply guest on Airbnb with at least 2 rolls of toilet paper. Ideally, hosts should provide Airbnb guests with 4 toilet paper rolls per bathroom.

Do Airbnbs have washers and dryers? ›

Moderate energy usage: Airbnb hosts will only need to spend about $11 to operate this washer/dryer combo each year. That's about the cost of a single entree.

What should I leave for Airbnb guests? ›

Highlights
  • A small token of appreciation goes a long way toward making guests feel special.
  • Try leaving a handwritten note for a personal touch.
  • You can do even more by leaving flowers, beverages, snacks, and other treats.
  • Local products can support your community—and help guests feel like they belong.
10 Feb 2020

What is Airbnb etiquette? ›

Airbnb etiquette is the set of accepted rules and manners in which hosts and guests interact on the platform. It simplifies the booking and hosting process and minimizes errors and misunderstandings. Whether you're a host or a guest, discover how you can perfect your etiquette.

Do you tip Airbnb experience? ›

Acknowledgment for a job well done is always appreciated, whether it's a good review or a tip. Guests often choose experiences because of in-depth reviews, so you would help the entire Airbnb community if you share your thoughts.

Where do you leave towels on Airbnb? ›

Make it clear which linens/towels/sheets have been used and need to be washed. You can do this by stripping the bed (leaving the sheets on a pile on top of the bed) and leaving all used towels piled on the bathroom floor or thrown in the hamper (if there is one).

How do I impress guests on Airbnb? ›

Highlights
  1. Find ways to take your amenities to the next level.
  2. Thoughtful greetings, like a welcome basket or handwritten note, go a long way.
  3. Share local treats to give guests a unique experience.
  4. Practical amenities, like sunscreen, insect repellant, and umbrellas, can save the day.
11 Dec 2019

Where do towels go on Airbnb? ›

Airbnb Quick Tip: How To Fold Towels For Your Airbnb - YouTube

Can Airbnb Host kick you out? ›

Airbnb hosts can kick you out after you've checked in | TechCrunch.

Can Airbnb Host tell if you vape? ›

Detecting Smoke or Vape in Airbnb

A host can detect if you've smoked in an Airbnb. But a host will have no idea if you've vaped in an Airbnb provided they do not see your residual vape or device. Don't smoke in a non-smoking Airbnb or you will face enforcement action from Airbnb.

Can you smoke on Airbnb balcony? ›

No smoking: Guests should not smoke inside a listing unless they are otherwise authorized to by the host. This includes the use of tobacco, cannabis, e-cigarettes, etc.

Do Airbnb provide toothbrushes? ›

In an Airbnb, you'll have hand soap and toilet paper, but expect to bring your own toothbrush, toothpaste, shower soap (sometimes included), shampoo (sometimes included) and other hygienic items that are part of your routine (like a hair dryer).

Should I bring bedding to Airbnb? ›

Should I leave extra linens and sheets at my Airbnb? You should definitely have extra Airbnb linens available for guests. Just in case something happens during their stay like a stain or a rip in their bed linens. If you don't leave extra sheets/bedding/linens, they may be calling you to ask to provide more.

Do Airbnb's have hair dryers? ›

Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk says hosts with hairdryers earn an extra $10 a night — Quartz.

Should I use white sheets for Airbnb? ›

It's true, white sheets have become the norm for Airbnb listings. While it may be tempting to get colored or patterned sheets to hide stains, guests expect white sheets. It gives a more hotel-like experience for guests and, honestly, they just look and feel cleaner.

Should I strip the bed after house sitting? ›

I asked my good friend Peggy Post, etiquette expert, and she suggests asking hosts if you should strip the bed BEFORE doing it. A host may prefer that you do what you did and make up the bed. Typically, removing used bedding is a courtesy to the host. Take everything off the bed and fold the sheets.

How long does it take to clean an Airbnb? ›

Most people allow themselves around 4 hours, which is a perfect amount of time to thoroughly clean the entire unit with special attention to guest “pain spots.” These are the highly frequented areas guests are most likely to notice spots or dirt, such as the linens, towels, floors, and bathroom.

Do you clean an Airbnb? ›

Yes, Hosts of stays must follow the 5-step cleaning process. After a Host commits to the process, their commitment to enhanced clean will be shown on their listing page. We know that Hosts with common areas face unique challenges when it comes to cleaning and social distancing, so we've included additional guidelines.

Is Airbnb cheaper than hotels? ›

Airbnbs are usually cheaper than hotels for longer stays and large groups, but they don't offer the same services.

Why do they call it Airbnb? ›

They decided to rent out air mattresses in their apartment to attendees of a conference because all the hotels were booked. They called their service “Air Bed and Breakfast.” In a few years, this small experiment would create the hotel industry disruptor Airbnb.

Do you need an oven in an Airbnb? ›

This is optional since not all Airbnb listings provide an oven. However, if you do choose to provide an oven then we recommend you have at least one cake pan in your place. Whether your Airbnb guests are staying for work or vacation will change what kind of cooking they do.

What can I cook on Airbnb? ›

Easy Recipes to Make in an Airbnb Kitchen (International or USA)
  1. Spaghetti + Meatballs. This simple meal requires three ingredients at best, or a few more if frozen meatballs aren't available. ...
  2. Chicken Dinner. ...
  3. 🥞 Breakfast for Dinner. ...
  4. Potato Hash. ...
  5. Chicken Soup. ...
  6. Beef with Broccoli. ...
  7. Fried rice. ...
  8. Chicken and Rice Casserole.
27 Apr 2020

How do I impress guests on Airbnb? ›

Highlights
  1. Find ways to take your amenities to the next level.
  2. Thoughtful greetings, like a welcome basket or handwritten note, go a long way.
  3. Share local treats to give guests a unique experience.
  4. Practical amenities, like sunscreen, insect repellant, and umbrellas, can save the day.
11 Dec 2019

What does an Airbnb bathroom need? ›

So what should you add to the bathroom in your Airbnb? You have to have the essentials like shampoo, conditioner, bar soap or body wash, and body lotion. Extra luxuries could include a new loofah, slippers, a hairdryer, makeup remover wipes, q-tips and cotton balls, and even a first aid kit.

Does Airbnb have cookware? ›

A well-stocked Airbnb must include an assortment of pots and pans in different sizes,” says Phil Dengler, co-founder of travel tip site The Vacationer. Not only should an Airbnb have cookware, he says, but it should also include essentials like spatulas, tongs, and whisks.

Do Airbnbs provide salt and pepper? ›

# 9 Luxuries and supplies

For example, Airbnb has oil, salt and pepper as essential items in their kitchen checklist. If you are going to supply any items, then supply these at the bare minimum. I supply my guests with additional items such as tea, coffee, sugar, seasonings and milk.

How do I clean my Airbnb? ›

Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process
  1. Ventilate the space before and during cleaning when possible.
  2. Use disinfectants approved by your local regulatory agencies for use against COVID-19.
  3. Always read the directions and warnings on your cleaning products carefully.
  4. Wash or disinfect your hands.

Does Airbnb give breakfast? ›

It's included in the price of your stay. A typical Airbnb will have a kitchen, sometimes stocked with coffee and tea, but rarely, if ever, will a host prepare a full breakfast. But there's more: A "unique" property with personalized service.

What Airbnb means? ›

What Is Airbnb? Airbnb, as in “Air Bed and Breakfast,” is a service that lets property owners rent out their spaces to travelers looking for a place to stay. Travelers can rent a space for multiple people to share, a shared space with private rooms, or the entire property for themselves.

What food should I bring on vacation? ›

Food to Bring on Vacation
  • Sloppy Joes. My family rarely eats these at home, so having them on a trip is a nice change. ...
  • Meatloaf. ...
  • Tacos. ...
  • Chicken Salad. ...
  • Chicken Tacos. ...
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. ...
  • Breakfast Burritos. ...
  • Fresh Fruit.
22 May 2013

Do you leave a tip for Airbnb? ›

Airbnb hosts are service providers. They set their own rates and they can build in or add any extra charges they need covered, so tipping is unnecessary. If you want to show your gratitude for an exceptional stay, write a note or consider giving a small gift.

How do I increase my Airbnb income? ›

Top 7 Airbnb Revenue Growth Techniques Successfully Tested by Hosts
  1. Sell the Local Experience. ...
  2. Adopt a Thought-out Pricing Strategy. ...
  3. Be In the Right Place, At the Right Time. ...
  4. Promote Your Property. ...
  5. Embrace Automation. ...
  6. Network. ...
  7. Think Outside of Airbnb.
15 Mar 2019

How can I increase my Airbnb booking rate? ›

How to Get More Bookings on Airbnb: 10 Tips for Hosts
  1. Turn on Instant Book.
  2. Price your rental competitively.
  3. Avoid canceling bookings.
  4. Respond to guests as soon as possible.
  5. Choose a flexible cancellation policy.
  6. Reduce your minimum stay and increase your maximum stay.
  7. Boost your reviews.
  8. Keep your calendar up-to-date.
6 Apr 2021

Do Airbnb hosts provide soap? ›

Every Airbnb host is expected to provide guests what we like to call the essentials: soap, toilet paper, clean sheets and towels.

Can I take shampoo from Airbnb? ›

In your Airbnb listing, under amenities, is a box called “Essentials.” Essentials are shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. If you don't provide that, you can't check that you provide the “essentials.” Starting in Summer of 2018, Airbnb is going to start requiring that hosts have the essentials.

How do I show towels on Airbnb? ›

Airbnb Quick Tip: How To Fold Towels For Your Airbnb - YouTube

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