Airbnb Tips- Things Not to Do, Part 2

Did you read the great tips to get you started in Part 1?

Gifts aren’t necessary, but this is a thoughtful way to tip if you choose to do so, and are usually appreciated.

Be considerate about the number of people in the space. Many hosts charge different rates depending on how many people are staying. If the number of people changes, discuss this with the host. It’s important that everyone feel safe and comfortable in the shared space.

If you are sharing a bathroom, ask the host about the bathroom schedule to make sure there are no inconveniences that could be avoided.

When sharing a space, typically the occupants spend most of their time out enjoying the surrounding areas. If you plan to stay in a lot, you should consider renting an entire home or apartment.

Be sure to clean up after yourself.

If there are any questions, concerns, or problems during your stay, let the host know! They may not realize you are feeling that way and they may be able to fix it if they are aware.  Also, treat the host’s items with respect. If you aren’t sure about something, ask the host first!

Be thoughtful and thorough with the review. Sometimes there are things that are not under the host’s control that go wrong. These shouldn’t be included. Remember how much a review can affect a listing.

Now you know how to be on your best behavior as an Airbnb guest! Some of these tips are intuitive, but others are not so much intuitive. It’s great to have a resource to refer to for some common Airbnb behavioral questions to determine what is appropriate.

Sign up as an Airbnb host, what are you waiting for?

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