It seems like everyone you know is doing it, whether hosting or staying at one. One of your buddies claims she pulls in an extra G a month just renting out her spare room; you, yourself, are traveling soon, and you’re too cheap for a hotel, too old for a hostel and not exactly stoked on sleeping on a couch.
But is there a code of ethics or some universal rules and regs the Airbnb community lives by? Indeed, there are. The following tips for both hosts and guests will guarantee you a pleasant stay and (hopefully) rave reviews. Host tips
Keep it clean
There’s an old saying: Cleanliness is next to godliness. Staying in a complete stranger’s house is already a hurdle for some guests, and an unclean stranger’s house? Yikes.
So, if you don’t hire a cleaner, scrub that bathroom, keep the room for rent minimal, sweep/hot-mop the floors — the works. Many amenities your Airbnb might lack when sized up to others in the area can be overlooked for a spotless, sparkling clean […]