First things first, when booking a rental, make sure that you read through the entire listing. This is important for a number of reasons:
The following are some tips you can follow to be the best guest your host has ever had.
You’d be surprised by just how much grouping together laundry helps cleaning crews. An additional tip: reuse towels and the like during your stay. This will help ensure that no unnecessary laundering occurs, which decreases the amount of time the host has to spend on cleaning. Even if the host employs a laundry service, any effort that minimizes their chores is beneficial.
The best thing you can do for a host is leave a positive review. Hosts live and die by reviews–so think twice before leaving any bad comments (unless the hosts didn’t show up or you arrived in a dangerous environment). If you have suggestions for the host on how to improve, or you’d like to report a negative experience, the best way to handle the situation is to message the host directly, and if not the host, Airbnb itself.
Airbnb rentals are a fantastic way to really get into the local community of your destination. Because of their more intimate nature, it’s important to conduct yourself in a way that leaves your rental better than when you found it. Before you book, make sure the property is a good fit for you, and always respect the boundaries that your host sets.
Do your best to be a good guest! If you’re doing that, you’re already off to a better start than most…