On the day of arrival: Stay in touch with your host about when you plan to arrive. If you will be earlier or later, give them a heads-up. Maybe they have plans for the day – you shouldn’t be the reason their plans are derailed. Much as technology is an aid, sometimes services like Google Maps or Waze can lead you to the wrong address so always double check on a few landmarks on how to get to your host’s location before you begin your journey. If you are flying in real late into the night or early morning, check with your hosts if you can still check in at that hour. They understand that flight and bus or train schedules are not in your control.
During your stay: When you check in, take a minute to make a mental note of how the space looks when it was handed to you. You want the space to look as close to that when you leave. I’ve even taken pictures sometimes so if I happen to move a table this way or make room for my bags then I can put furniture back where it was. Make the bed when you can, leave the bathrooms clean and treat the space you rent like you would like if guests were at your home. Hosts appreciate when you take care of their space like it is your own.
I've never had a horrible AirBnb experience and as you can see, I've done it a few times! Hosts are very respectful and polite if you are as well. If you've experienced an AirBnB stay, I'd love to hear your recommendations and feedback in the comments below! If you'd like to try an AirBnB rental, try using the discount code link on the side bar on the right - you get a lower rate and I get a referral fee :)
This post is entirely my own opinion and experience. Neither the hosts nor AirBnb have sponsored this post in any way. None of the links to the specific properties are affiliate links. They are simply my recommendations should you choose to consider staying there.