After trying many of these ideas, we’ve compiled a list of the best items your Airbnb or property should have to make guests thrilled with their stay. These work for both kinds of rentals but really shine during long-term rentals. Also note, these are the “above and beyond items” that your Airbnb cleaning service can provide. Assuming you’ve provided toiletries, clean linens, etc!
A Good Mini Fridge
This fridge is great because it’s not only cheap but it is a taller fridge/freezer combo. This gives the guest plenty of room to store a variety of things from a pint of ice cream (we’ve all been there!) to their leftover pasta. It makes a guest feel safe and assured when they have a little space of their own.
To make sure you go the extra mile, have your Airbnb cleaning service clean the fridge with disinfectant wipes. This will be helpful in warding off pests in your rental property. Taking precautions like these ensures that your Airbnb cleaning service will leave customers smiling.
USB Power Strip
This mountable power strip is a must near the night stand. I really like it because it not only provides easy access for small accessories a guest may plug in, it also has USB ready ports so if they forget a charging brick, they can still charge their device.
Ensuring that your Airbnb cleaning service safely wipes down the USB hub will help prevent the spread of germs, too. When it comes to
Wall Map of Your City
I really love this idea. It doesn’t have to be super technical, just a basic overview. This is a great visual aid for out of town guests to learn the informal geography. This is somewhat of an art piece so I like a stylized one like this one. This is for where I’ve been in Atlanta but you can find similar stuff for any city. It’s a nice piece of art but also technically accurate.
In the same way that you have a local map, having a few trendy local city magazines (most have one that covers arts and culture) is a cool touch. It’s cheap to buy one at a newsstand and you only need to replace every few months. It gives people not just a list of events, but rather a more intangible “flavor” of the local culture. It’s a very classy touch that makes a guest feel special.
I would not have this lit but rather just provide a nice, light smelling scented candle in the room and bathroom. Not all guests want this so keeping it unlit and covered gives them the option but it’s a nice quick touch for them to class up their nightly routine. Not to mention, there’s a mountain of evidence that scent is strongly associated with memory and in this case, positive memories!
So, it’s not rocket science but adding a few more touches elevates your reviews and provides a multi-sensory experience that makes guests think “they thought of everything” and inclined to leave a glowing review.