What Extras Should Airbnb Hosts Provide and Which Ones Are Nice But Optional?
Do you own an Airbnb rental in Scottsdale, AZ, or anywhere else for that matter? If so, you’ve probably been wondering which extras you need to provide and which ones you don’t. Or are you even obligated to provide any extras at all? Besides, do extras really make that much difference to your guests?
The answer is yes and no.
Let’s go into that a bit further.
Do I Have to Provide Extras with My Airbnb Rental?
No, you don’t have to provide extras with your Airbnb rental. Your guests probably aren’t going to rate you on your extras. However, they will decide whether to come back and whether to leave you a good review based on how well your rental met their needs.
Do Rental Extras Really Make a Difference?
Yes, they do, but you don’t need to go overboard. What makes your rental popular is how comfortable and convenient it is. Therefore, providing coffee pods, snacks, and other little niceties will make your guests’ stay comfortable and convenient because you anticipated their needs. This way, your guests don’t have to lift a finger or go out of their way to cover what most people consider a basic but not necessary need.
So that leads to the next question. Which extras are basic and should be included as part of a guest’s stay and which ones are nice but optional?
Basic Airbnb Amenities That Should Be Included with Every Stay
Here are some of what we consider basic Airbnb amenities that should be included with every stay.
- Highspeed WiFi – lets face it, this is an absolute MUST in any property to be successful!
- Coffee pot, coffee, creamer
- Soap, shampoo, body wash
- Toilet paper, tissues
- Sheets, blankets
- Minimum one pillow per guest
- Minimum one towel and washcloth per guest
Optional Airbnb Amenities That Are Nice but Not Necessary
Most Airbnb management services in Scottsdale, AZ will tell you that while the following amenities are not necessary, they will make a difference in how comfortable and convenient your rental is for your guests. Therefore, we highly recommend you go ahead and include these extras.
- Ironing board, iron, and clothes baskets
- Laundry detergent (even if your rental doesn’t have a washer)
- A variety of phone chargers
- Snacks such as popcorn, nuts, pretzels, etc.
- A guidebook with area activities, restaurants and their menus, directions, and hours, etc.
- A pool table, ping pong table, or foosball table.
And if you really want to up your game and set yourself up for great reviews and extra bookings, try providing luxury amenities. These could be anything from high-end linens and towels, his and her robes, movie streaming, a welcome basket, or anything else you think your guests might appreciate.
The Bottom Line
Anything you do that goes above and beyond what your competitors are doing is going to make your rental all that much more successful and profitable. The best thing to do is to put yourself in your guests’ shoes and think about what you might need if it were your stay. Just make sure what you’re doing is budget-friendly and not ultimately costing you more than you are making.
If you don’t have the time to manage your Airbnb rental or are tired of the everyday churn of dealing with guests, their questions, and issues, please Contact Sojourn Properties today. We offer a variety of Airbnb management services in Scottsdale, AZ.