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7 Upgrades Under $20 You Should Make in Your Airbnb



As an Airbnb host, you are always looking for minimal investment and maximum return.

Which is why I’ve put together this Airbnb host tip list of 7 items that greatly enhance your guests’ stay, won’t break the bank, and in return, earn you positive reviews.

DISCLAIMER: At the time of posting this these items were under $20, however prices may change as I cannot control the economy 🙂

Affiliate disclaimer: Please note that this post contains some affiliate links, meaning if you click on link and purchase, I will receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you).

1. A Universal Adapter and Charging Cable

You can never have too many chargers – is my school of thought, especially since they are often misplaced or forgotten. Your guests will greatly appreciate that you have taken this point of frustration off their plate by providing them with a universal adapter and charging cables.

2. Pillows and Sheets

If you don’t have the budget to invest in a great mattress, you can still give your guests the comfort of a good night’s sleep with comfortable pillows and sheets. And in case you are wondering which color sheets you should get the answer is ALWAYS WHITE.

White sheets are easy to wash, bleach, and always look crisp, clean and fresh.

3. Guest Slippers/Flip Flops

Your guests will love having warm feet at all times – especially since this is an item that can get bulky to pack. Depending on your location – either slippers or flip flops will be something your guests appreciate and will return in positive reviews.

4. Night Lights (in Room or Hallways)

Don’t leave your guests in the dark – literally. This is especially true if your vacation rental hosts families with small children – as most guests don’t think (or want ) to pack a night light (or 2 or 3).

5. Wifi Code

Make your guests’ life easier by displaying the WIFI code on a beautiful card and framed for all to see. This can be very helpful especially in higher occupancy homes where one person usually holds this information and is continuously asked for the WIFI code to the point of insanity.

6. Toiletries

Trust me when I say no guest wants to pack shampoo, conditioner or soap to travel with and risk spillage. Give your guests the hotel experience by providing such amenities and if your vacation rental hosts families, make their lives easier by providing no-tears toiletries as well.

7. First Aid Kit

Why you should investing in a First Aid kit is a no brainer and I recommend that you should have at least one in your vacation rental, if not more. Just be sure to let your guests know that you have one and where they could find it so no matter the emergency you got them covered.

I hope you found this list useful and know that these investments will be returned with great reviews and happy return bookings.

Want to learn how to avoid bad reviews? Check out this post.

Welcome! I'm Yael, an interior design enthusiast on a mission to empower you in creating unforgettable spaces for your vacation rentals. I firmly believe that a well-designed environment can elevate the entire vacation experience. Whether it's creating a cozy retreat or a luxurious oasis, I'm here to provide you with the tools and inspiration you need to make your vacation rental truly exceptional.

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  1. Roy

    March 4, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Awesome!! Thank you!

  2. Luda

    April 7, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Thank you! Very helpful!

  3. Barb

    June 24, 2019 at 6:39 am

    A mirror in the bedroom is a must, especially if the main house bathroom is a shared bathroom. It’s so much easier for a guest to do their hair and makeup in their room with a mirror!

    • designedforprofitsAdmin

      June 27, 2019 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks for this great tip.

  4. Rob

    July 4, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Appreciate your useful tips, thank you.

  5. Wes

    August 4, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    I appreciate the advice, I actually use those sheets in all of my Airbnb’s already and have been very happy with them. One thing I didn’t see you mention was the use of an automated messaging tool. There are a lot of them out there (I’ve tried most) and they all basically do the same thing but I find is easiest to use and affordably priced.

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