Launched in 2018, Airbnb Plus is an exclusive program that provides benefits for the best hosts. The benefits of being a Plus host include:
The difference between Airbnb Plus vs. Superhosts is that qualifying as a Superhost is automatic once you meet specific requirements. Qualifying for Airbnb Plus is a more rigorous process.
No host starts in Airbnb Plus. Before joining the program, you must already have an eligible listing. Signing up as a host isn't too hard, and once you're in, Airbnb connects you with experienced guests and local hosts to get you started on the right foot. However, for your listing to even be considered for Airbnb Plus, it must first meet three criteria:
Not all properties are eligible, no matter how excellent, so make sure your listing meets these requirements before shooting for Plus.
As an Airbnb host, your goal isn't simply to shelter your guests but to make their stay easy and convenient. Airbnb's basic requirements can be divided into two main categories. The first of these is essential amenities, which consists of the following:
If you can't even provide your guests with toilet paper, you'll never reach Airbnb Plus.
The second category is the ease of booking. This involves:
Your guests are usually travelers with many dates and reservations to juggle, and they'll greatly appreciate your quick and straightforward responses to their inquiries.
After you host for a while, maintain a stellar rating, and avoid canceling on anyone, you'll eventually be considered for Airbnb Plus. Before this happens, you need to request an inspection of your property. After a remote assessment, Airbnb will perform an in-person inspection. They're not checking for basic bathroom essentials anymore. They have an extensive checklist comparing you to the best listings on the market. The Airbnb Plus checklist asks things like:
You get the idea. Remember that Airbnb Plus consists of the most convenient, comfortable, and unique listings. This inspection aims to point out areas for improvement and let you know how to make your property even better.
Like the Superhost program, Airbnb Plus requires an average rating of 4.8 stars or higher. Reaching this threshold is quite simple: get good reviews! You will get a high rating from guests if you give them an excellent rental experience. Quickly responding to inquiries, performing maintenance between bookings, reasonable house rules, and a unique, atmospheric property all help show your guests a good time. Happy guests will leave you five-star reviews.
Guests searching for Airbnb Plus listings aren't looking for a cheap dorm bed. They'll be expecting your property to be an experience in and of itself and hold you to the following standards:
Part of the Airbnb Plus experience is having a variety of amenities you can't find anywhere else. Your guests may come from all walks of life, so you should be ready to accommodate them. New parents will appreciate highchairs, cribs, and extra cleaning supplies, while those traveling for work might need office supplies and strong Wi-Fi. Some people travel long-term, so cooking and laundry amenities will make your space more attractive to these people. Once everyone's needs are met, focus on luxury options such as wine glasses, coffee, spices, a pool, a jacuzzi, air conditioning, snacks, and whatever else you would love your property to have.
Ultimately, hosting is a service, and Airbnb Plus is for hosts that go the extra mile. Even when your property isn't in use, check in every day to keep it clean and orderly. Always be available for communication with guests. Constantly be on the lookout for cool new amenities that guests will love. The best hosts are always looking for new ways to delight their guests.
Providing this level of service might seem challenging if you own many properties. However, services such as TIDY make it easy to organize the cleaning and maintenance of each of your listings so that they remain in the top 1%. You give your all for your guests, so leave the maintenance to us! Get a demo with TIDY today and see what we can do for you!
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