AirBnbs are becoming the new hotels. They’re cheaper, cuter, and in better locations (most of the time). You can stay in an AirBnB on your vacation, OR you can also stay in an AirBnB for your entire nursing assignment. Either way, you want to make sure that you’re an excellent guest and have a great experience. So here are some tips for you to take with you on your next AirBnB experience.
Booking the AirBnB
- When booking an AirBnB, make sure that you read thoroughly through the listing that is posted. It can be annoying and frustrating to the host if you start asking them all these questions about their place that are already answered in the listing if you read it.
- If you send an inquiry to the host about their place, make sure to respond to their response in a timely manner; if you don’t, chances are that you will lose the place to another customer.
- Likewise, if you send an inquiry to the host and ask them to block off certain dates for you, make sure you follow up with them in a timely manner. It can be frustrating to the host if they block off all these days for you and then you never end up booking their place.
Staying at the AirBnB
- AirBnBs have a check-in and check-out time. Make sure you know the times and respect them. Sending the host a message saying an estimated time of arrival, is the best way to be respectful of the host’s place. Each check-in is different, but the host could be coming to the AirBnB to let you in at the time you said you’d arrive; or if it’s in the same home as them, they might make sure they’re home at the time you said. Once you tell your host what time you plan on arriving, make sure you stick to it; if you’re running behind, just message your host and let them know.
- AirBnBs also have house rules. Read through these rules and be respectful of them. Some AirBnBs have quiet hours or rooms they don’t want you to go in – make sure you’re familiar with what your host is wanting.
- If there are other guests at the AirBnB, make sure you’re respectful of them as well. If this means you have to share common rooms (bathrooms, living rooms, etc.) with them, make sure to pick up after yourself.
Leaving the AirBnB
- As mentioned previously, there is a check-out time for your AirBnB. This is because they want to get the place cleaned, sheets washed, etc. for the next guests. Be respectful and leave at check-out time.
- Know what you’re supposed to do with the dishes, towels, and sheets you used. Know if you’re supposed to clean them, or if you’re supposed to put them in a certain area of the house.
- If you made a mess, be nice and clean it up to save the host time with cleaning up.
After Your AirBnB Stay
- Send your host a message saying thank you and telling them what you liked most about their place.
- Leave a public review and be honest about it. I read reviews a lot before booking a place, so be specific with what you thought of the place you stayed in.
- Start looking for your next AirBnB to book a vacation in!!