One of the determining factors that impact guests’ decision whether to book your place or the other one is which one offers more amenities. According to Airbnb’s latest consumer research, most guests filter their search results to find the best Airbnb option with the most amenities. So, what we get from this fact is the quality and number of amenities you provide as a host can surprisingly enhance the guests’ experience and bring more good reviews and a higher rate for your listings. Long story short, it matters more than you can even imagine!
So, what are Necessary Airbnb amenities hosts should provide? What are the top amenities travelers look for? How can we put a step beyond and become the priority for travelers? These are the questions that we intend to address in this article. Stay tuned till the end!
What Amenities to Prepare for Airbnb Guests?
Considering that people travel for different purposes, from leisure to business, you have to provide all they might need during their stay; that’s what can distinguish your Airbnb from others. Your prospective guests can also be from different age groups, people with disabilities that need proper amenities, business travelers, or remote employees looking for a more extended rental option. Each guest with a specific travel purpose requires a different type of amenities.
Necessary Airbnb amenities divide into multiple types, which were going to read about in the following paragraphs.
Basic Airbnb Amenities
This category contains minimum essential amenities your Airbnb “must” have; you basically can’t cross out any of the items on this list.
- Linens, pillows, and blankets (at least one for each guest)
- Toilet papers (one role for each guest), disposable towels (two for each guest)
- The pack of Mini bottles of shampoos, face wash, shower gels, toothpaste, and hand soap (one pack per guest)
- Toilet Brush
- Box of Tissues
- Air conditioner
The items above are the essentials, but Airbnb highly recommends hosts provide the following things too:
- Reliable Wi-fi
- Bath Mat
- First Aid kit
- Feminine Products
- Extra pillows and blankets for unpredictable weather conditions
What Amenities Do Bigger Families and Pet Owners Look for?
Most leisure travelers are families with kids or pets looking forward to spending a delightful weekend at your place. So they prefer to pack as lightly as possible because the kids’ belongings are too much already, and there’s no room for extra bulky things. So they mostly look for Airbnbs containing:
- Child dining seats or high chairs
- Extra cleaning supplies
- Changing tables
- Washer and dryer
- Furniture covers
- Pets’ feeding accessories, including food and water bowls
- Extra Towels for wiping off paws
In case you have no idea how to prepare your property for families with pets, this checklist (Download Airbnb Checklists) will help you a lot.
Don’t Forget Seniors and People with Access Issues
One of the main features that can help you to stand out from the crowd is your Airbnb-accessible amenities. Spending extra bucks for accessible equipment is what professionals do to improve their image as thoughtful and expert hosts. Airbnb prioritizes your listing if it has the following accessible amenities:
- Step-free entrance or wheelchair ramps
- Accessible-height beds
- Grab bars in the bathroom
- Accessible parking spot (at least 11 feet wide)
- Shower chairs
Features for Remote Workers
Business travelers stay in an Airbnb for two different reasons. Short-time guests who intend to participate in meetings or seminars and prefer to stay in an Airbnb rather than a hotel to cut down the expenses. The second group consists of remote employees who prefer longer stay periods and search for a quiet and peaceful place to both work and enjoy. What you can offer to these travelers that can also turn your property into a nice business travel destination (both groups) are:
- Good lighting
- Fully equipped kitchens (especially with the coffee maker)
- Office supplies include new pens, notepads, writing papers, scissors, erasers, staplers, etc.
- Ergonomic office chairs and laptop stands
Necessary Airbnb amenities are not just about essential supplies, products, and furniture items. When we talk about necessary Airbnb amenities, we also count the home safety items. There are always risks of dangerous, unpredictable incidents, so it’s your responsibility as an Airbnb property owner to keep both your guests and property safe by providing some essential items. Due to that aim, it’s recommended to locate the following items in your Airbnb:
- Smoke alarm
- Carbon monoxide alarm
- Fire extinguisher
- The first-aid box contains Anti-diarrhea medication, antacids, diphenhydramine, Cough and cold medications, plasters in at least two different sizes, sterile gauze dressings, and bandages.
It’s recommended to use our Airbnb guest safety checklist to make sure everything is safe and prepared.
Let’s put the essential features aside their essentials for every Airbnb property. Offering other amenities and supplies mainly depends on your target market. But since you can’t always choose the type of your guests, it’s highly recommended to provide as many amenities and supplies as you can, especially for the guests who want to rent your place for a more extended period. Of course, providing all required amenities requires you to spend a few extra bucks but don’t worry about it; it is absolutely worth your money cause you’ll earn more than what you’ve paid.
Did you provide the necessary amenities for your guests? What extra features and amenities do you offer? Share your related experiences with other readers and us in the comment section below.